Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rotini Cilantro Pesto Pasta

( Click image for enlarged view )

This Pasta is very quick n easy to prepare ...and the best part all the ingredients are easily available in India,I adopted this recipe from Nita Mehta's book (Pasta n Corn) with a slight variation,the result was very good n we enjoyed it. Kids will surely love this as its very creamy n less spicy , it is healthy too because of the cilantro,nuts and parsley.

Preparation time :10 min
Cooking time :15min
Serve :2

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Rotini/or any pasta (any shape)
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro (coriander)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 3 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp finely grated cheese(any one)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/8 tsp pepper powder
  • salt to taste
Cooking Procedure

Preparing the pesto
In a grinder or blender, combine garlic ,walnut ,salt ,coriander ,parsely,oil,chilli flakes and cheese and blend until finely chopped into a coarse paste .

( Click image for enlarged view )
Preparing the pasta
Bring a large sauce pan of salted water to boil,add pasta n cook until done.Drain water n keep pasta aside.Melt 2 tbsp butter on a pan . Add pasta and toss well sprinkle some pepper on it n mix well. Keep aside.

( Click image for enlarged view )

Mix milk with pesto sauce in a large pan and boil .Simmer for 1 min .

( Click image for enlarged view )
Add pasta to pesto sauce, toss well and serve.

This recipe goes to 3 wonderful events


Kids Delight hosted by Pari
_________________________________________________________________
Tags: Pesta,Pasta,Italian,Rotini, Rotini Cilantra, Easy Recipe, Tasty Recipe,Pasta Recipe,Italian Recipe

44 comments:

women-wisdom.com said...

I love this recipe. Wanna try it out. Its perfect.

Sangi said...

nice version Sathya...sounds healthy n delicious

Priya said...

I make something similar too, Looks super healthy!

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! healthy and yummy

R. Ramesh said...

hi satya..nanri ya..true chennai is safer..ya sneha ji..it's a bad experience for my daughter...ya consolation is she and her classmates r safe..thanks again ya..

Mythreyee said...

that is one great dish. Does cooking milk with pesto make it a creamy pesto sauce? I do the same with no milk.

Kairali sisters said...

This is perfect for me. i am a big time pasta person...Super pesto looks delish!!!

Prathibha said...

I make this weekly once atleast when I dont have basil in hand...looks uper yumm

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

pesto pasta looks delicious dear....

Swathi said...

Pesto Pasta looks delicious. It is easy to put and nice one.

Sulagna Mukherjee Basu said...

Thanks for such a yummy recipe !!

Angie's Recipes said...

I love your pesto pasta dish, which is loaded with flavours!

kanthi said...

chala kothha ga undhi bavundhi,pastha telusu kani pesto gurinchi teleedhu.

~Lisa~ said...

This recipe looks delicious. Simple and healthy too! By the way come by my site....you maybe interested in my recent post (=

Nandini said...

I'm a fan of cilantro! Must've given a distinct flavor in the pasta dish!

Pari said...

Lovely pesto, will surely make the pasta extremely tasty. Thanks for sending it to Kids delight
FOODELICIOUS

Trupti said...

looks delicious and healthy too. THanks for sharing this recipe

NIDHYA said...

Pasta looks healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing Satya.

http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely recipe sathya,looks so yum

kothiyavunu.com said...

Loved ur version satya...i opening this post..my daughter is asking for pasta..what a co-incident..:D

Leena said...

Perfect pasta dish...yum yum:)

aipi said...

Glad to see you are experimenting different kinds of pesto now!:)
Pasta with cilantro pesto looks yum!!

Suneetha's kitchen said...

Looks yummy....

Suman Singh said...

really a delicious pasta dish..love that pesto sauce..super yummy.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

wow..really a treat for me as I'm getting little bored of pasta...but with this sauce I think I will be on a pasta track again..I've posted sort of similar pasta dish..Avacado pasta !

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love learning new recipes of pesto. This looks simply delicious !!!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks super yummy..Surely kids will love it !!

sinfullyspicy said...

Yum Yum Yum...I just want to sluuurp!
I prefer pesto over pizza more but this looks really delish!

Krishnaveni said...

this is really a lovely treat and healthy as well, super yummy:)......

Yummy Team said...

Thats a great looking pasta..Easy to prepare and healthy too..

Deepa G Joshi said...

i loveee pasta in Pesto sauce..this looks so yumm..love teh colorful fussili.

Priya said...

Droolworthy pasta, looks truly tempting..

Gulmohar said...

Lovely green hues..Yummm

Sandhya Hariharan said...

drooling... love pesto pasta..

Kamalika said...

droolworthy dish dear.....loved the colour and the flavour....

munchcrunchandsuch said...

it sure sounds easy with the ingredients list..got to try it

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Dear

Pasta with Pesto sauce looks yummy and excellent presentation. Love the color of the preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sadhana said...

Pasta is my favourite...i love ur version....yummy.

Joanne said...

Cilantro pesto sounds so good to me! Love this recipe.

Sushma Mallya said...

Worth a try,looks so good...

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Pasta's are something that will be down on my knees, cilantro sounds so refreshing i would love to try with pine nuts :)

Hasna said...

had tried ths with basil or spinach...bt never with cilantro...ths s really wonderful

Hasna said...

hey...made ths & posted in ma blog too...it ws delicious...yum yum...thnx for the recipe...

here's the link

http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.com/2011/01/rotini-cilantro-pesto-pasta.html

Akanksha Verma said...

Hi, let me know if I can publish this recipe in my emagazine DNS, DNS is promoting food bloggers from India by publishing recipes from Indian blogs based on a monthly theme giving full credit to the author/blog.
if you are ok then mail me your short bio and pasta/spaghetti recipe to ver.neha@hotmail.com
Check my website here www.dinenshare.com

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails