Spaghetti in red chilli pesto and roasted tomatoes

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Pesto is a sauce originated in northern Italy. Traditionally it has basil,pine-nuts,garlic,parmesan cheese and oilve oil. This red chilli pesto is a variation to the regular ones. Goes very well with any kind of pasta. Use it as a sandwich spread also

 

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Spaghetti in red chilli pesto and roasted tomatoes

Pesto is a sauce originated in northern Italy. Traditionally it has basil,pine-nuts,garlic,parmesan cheese and oilve oil. This red chilli pesto is a variation to the regular ones. Goes very well with any kind of pasta. Use it as a sandwich spread also

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cups chillies dry red
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • cups parmesan
  • 1 tsp cumin ,roasted
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • Handful basil fresh Italian
  • 2 tomato oven roasted u2013 medium (optional)
  • ½ cup olive oil (more,if required)
  • Salt
  • Spaghetti
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic Bread (to serve)

Instructions

  • De seed the chillies and soack in warm water for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Mean while roast the pine nuts till its aromatic and start to release oil.
  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degree. Cut red plum tomatoes in to quarters. season it with salt,pepper,.
  • Toss in some olive oil. Spread them in a single layer in a baking tray and bake for 30 mins or till it is roasted . After baking for 10 minutes throw the garlic pods along with the skin to the baking tray.
  • Put soaked red chilli,pine nuts,parmesan,cumin,roasted garlic pods, half of the roasted tomatoes,basil in a blender.Pour enough olive oil and make a fine paste.
  • Cook spaghetti al dente. Toss in the pesto and rest of the roasted tomatoes. Garnish with some for fresh basils.
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  • Serve with garlic bread.

Notes

Note: Adjust as per heat tolerance.you can also use fresh red chillies.
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