30 November 2016

Brown Onion Almond Pesto Pasta

My version of the pesto is that I have fried onion till they turn dark brown and ground it along with almond to make it more nutritious and tasty. The phytochemicals and vitamin C present in onion helps in improving immunity. It regulates blood sugar and heals infections.

Brown Onion Almond Pesto Pasta

No. of Servings : 2


Pasta - 100 gms

Onion - 2 medium

Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp

Almond - 20

Star anise - 1

Cinnamon - 1 " piece

Red chilli powder - 2 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil - 3 tbsp

Preparation Method

1. Boil water, add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes or till it is al dente. Drain and keep aside.

2. In a kadai, heat oil and fry the onions till dark brown and charred. Cool and grind to paste along with blanched almonds.

3. In a kadai heat oil and add cinnamon and star anise. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.

4. Add the ground onion paste, salt and red chilli powder, cook till oil separates on the top.

5. Add cooked pasta and stir well.

6. Garnish with chopped almonds.