Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce Recipe

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Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce
  • Chef: Nikhil & Natasha
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Gnocchi is a potato based dumpling originally from Italy but popular all over the world. Nikhil and Natasha cook up a version of this dish in fresh pesto sauce.

Ingredients of Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

  • 2 potatoes, peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • For the Pesto Sauce:
  • 3-4 Parmesan cheese cubes, diced small
  • 1 tsp pine nuts
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Tomato Sauce:
  • 3-4 tomatoes, chopped fine (The chef used a cup of cherry tomatoes here. You can use any)
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 3-5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A pinch of sugar

How to Make Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

  • 1.Place the potatoes in a bowl and coat it with some rice flour.
  • 2.In another bowl, break the egg and lightly beat it. Keep aside.
  • 3.Now mix all ingredients of the pesto sauce in a blender.
  • 4.Mix in the egg with the potatoes and mash them.
  • 5.Add the pesto sauce to it. Mix well and them make elongated rounds of the potato mash.
  • 6.In a pan heat up water and boil these rounds.
  • 7.Once done take them out.
  • 8.Now in another pan, pan fry the gnocchi.(without oil) Till they become slightly brownish.
  • For the Tomato Sauce:
  • 1.In a pan heat some olive oil about a teaspoon.
  • 2.Add some garlic to let.
  • 3.Now add the tomatoes and some Parmesan cheese.
  • 4.Add red chilly powder, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar.
  • 5.Mix and let it simmer for a while.
  • 6.Once it becomes slightly thickish remove from heat and keep aside.
  • 7.Serve with gnocchi.