Basil pesto with walnuts is a delicious sauce that you can pair with just about anything. The desi girl in me pairs it with pulao as well.
To make pesto recipe without cheese, you will need to soak walnuts for at least 30 minutes. Soaking makes it easier for your gut to absorb nutrients from food. Always buy kagazi akhrot that have a paper-like shell, which breaks easily. Dad gifted me walnuts in bulk when I visited him a few months ago. Let's blend it all together to make homemade pesto recipe indian without pine nuts. Add basil leaves (1/2 cup) to a blender/magic bullet jar. To the same jar, add a few sprigs of mint. I have found that a hint of mint takes the flavor of pesto sauce to another level. Yes, it could be my desi indian pesto recipe. But it is quite yum. Now add 2 cloves of garlic, juice of 1 lemon, black salt, black pepper powder, 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil and blend. Italians use Olive oil in their pesto, like many of their recipes. The oil helps prevent pesto from going bad. Last but not the least, add 2 tsp of hung curd or thick curd in place of cheese. It will make our pesto creamier and richer. Yumminess loaded in a bowl! You are going to love this omega 3 rich pesto . that's Ravneet Bhalla's promise.