Cilantro Almond Pesto Recipe

Cilantro Almond Pesto is a popular Italian main
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Thursday, 17 April, 2014
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Serves 2
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  • 3/4 cup - fusilli Pasta
  • 1/2 cup - packed Cilantro ( Coriander leaves )
  • 15 - Almonds (badam)
  • 3 - Garlic pearls, halved
  • Green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - Olive oil
  • Salt
  • How to Make Cilantro Almond Pesto:

    1. Soak almonds in hot water for 5 mins, peel and keep aside.
    2. Cook pasta with enough water (till immersing level) along with oil and salt. Drain water and set aside.
    3. In a pan, dry roast garlic and green chillies - switch off the stove, cool down and grind it along with cilantro and almonds. Grind it to a semi coarse paste.
    4. Sprinkle a little water to make it get it to a chutney consistency.
    5. Transfer the cilantro-almond pesto to cooked pasta, add salt and mix well until the pasta is coated well with the pesto.
    6. Recipe and Image courtesy: Sharmis Passions


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