The other day, I went to the supermarket and saw various bottles of pesto. Picked up one and checked for date, it was beyond expiry date, kept it back. Picked another bottle and checked the price…my eyes popped out..a small bottle of pesto was around Rs300…gosh!..it sure is rich-men’s food, how will common man eat?
Well! A commoner like me does eat it when I can make it on my own in the comfort of my home. I relish these kinds of food but then I always believe that what we like we should be able to make it…..
And it is so easy to make, all we need is the right ingredients, little time to spend in the kitchen and little creativity. I checked few sites and few u-tube presentations, learnt the basics and then decided to make my own version to suit my palate..
So off I was, on my way to kitchen, making the first ever pesto……
Collect all the ingredients such as 7-8 pods garlic, 4 red chilies, 2 green chilies, 1 cup basil leaves, 2 tbsp pine nuts, 20grams cheese and 4 tbsp olive oil
Chop together basil and garlic
Add Pine nuts and chop it again, mixing with basil n garlic
Add Red and Green Chilies and chop it again into the mixture
Grate the cheese and mix it
Transfer the mixture into the clean and sterilized bottle
Add Olive oil on the top
Store it in the refrigerator
Best enjoyed with boiled macaroni, mix the pesto with macaroni and top it with stir fried mixed vegetables