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Cashew Pesto Recipe

Cashew Pesto

The popular Italian condiment gets an Indian makeover with curry leaves and cashews blending together to create a relishing treat. Toss your pastas with it for a desi twist.

  • Total Cook Time 25 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Cashew Pesto

  • 50 gm curry leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp cashew nut
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 2 Tbsp Pecorino cheese
  • 1 tsp sea salt

How to Make Cashew Pesto

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1. Start by pounding the garlic and salt in the mortar with a wooden pestle, until you get a smooth paste.
2. Add the curry leaves, a handful at a time, and keep grinding using a circular motion until each batch of the leaves is incorporated. Make sure you are not too rough with the curry leaves; it's important to preserve the essential oils.
3. Add the cashew nut and grind some more.
4. Add the cheeses and mix well.
5. Add the oil, little by little, until the pesto has the right consistency. Try this with spaghetti, linguine or fusilli.
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