Tri-Coloured Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato and Curry Leave Pesto

Tri-Coloured Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato and Curry Leave Pesto

A very good afternoon to all my friends and followers from CBE (Tamil-Nadu). Have u guys being wondering why there's no updates from my side for some time ??Hmmm!! Well I have moved back to my hubby's hometown. I was held up with settling down,kids school and other stuffs. Finally I'm completed settled and here I am with a recipe from my kitchen to yours. This recipe has been kept as side for a quite a long time. It's one of my son's favorite dish using Tri-Coloured pasta. I have given a South Indian touch to the dish by add curry leaves.

Serving Size:

For the Pesto:

4tbsp sun-dried tomatoes
2tbsp chopped fresh basil
2tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
1/4 cup curry leaves
1tbsp chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3tbsp chopped onion
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1tbsp tomato paste
1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste

Preparation Methods:
Place sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl and cover with warm water for 5 minutes, or until tender. In a food processor or blender combine sun-dried tomatoes, basil, coriander leaves,curry leaves,garlic, walnuts and onion; process until well blended. Add vinegar, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and process. Stir in olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt to taste.

1/2lb of pasta of your choice- I have used Tri-coloured pasta
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
4tbsp sundries tomato pesto
salt and pepper

Preparation Methods:
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.Meanwhile add 2tbsp olive and saute the chopped mushroom till tender. Add the pasta to the pesto and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve. Garnish with chopped parsley.


Nice to see you back with a simple and healthy dish. Hope you have settled down. Which school did you get admission for your kids and which area are u staying
Shama Nagarajan said…
welcome back dear...settled in CBE ? mil stays there...nice recipe
@Shanthi akka
The kids are going to Indian Public Sch and I'm stay in apt near Mettupalayam Rd near Kongu Arts Collag.Thank u so much for giving the first encouragement for my recipe after a long break akka...
I'm completely settled down pa. Thanks for the comments dear
Padhu Sankar said…
very nice and yummy dish!!
Urmi said…
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Thanks for your lovely comment.Nice to see your delicious recipe after a long time. Pasta looks yummy and tempting.
thats so interesting to add curry leaves into pasta and make it more healthy
Sushma Mallya said…
Welcome back sarah, nice to know that you have settled down...nice recipe,loved that you added curry leaves for an indian touch, it makes it really yum and flavourful
Sarah Naveen said…
hey dearie!!
great to see you back!!!
nice recipe..looks so yummy!!
Nice recipe! i like it , so interesting...Thank you for sharing it.
Rachana said…
Welcome back! Tri-coloured pasta looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
KavyaNaimish said…
Nice To C U back Saraswathy..How r things at ur end???BTW Indian Touch to the pasta is too gud...will try it soon
Priya Suresh said…
Fabulous looking pasta..glad to see u back dear..
s said…
very nice... welcome back!
Urmi said…
Thanks for your lovely comment. I am thinking of sending the dish for your kids by courier. :)
Sunitha said…
Curry Leaf pesto?! Cool.. love the idea
Urmi said…
Wish you Happy Rakshabandhan.
Hey Saras how are u??? Welocme back... the pasta looks very filling and delicious!!
Vikis Kitchen said…
Hi Saras how are you dear? I too didnt blog in between. Pasta looks super delicious with curry leaf. waiting to see more from you.
very tempting is the look...I would be delighted to savor it whole...absolutely delicious dear...:)
Maya said…
Looks great! Makes me hungry just looking at it.
Hi v share a lot of things in common!lust loved ur blog! Me too moved from US to cbe....can relate to u....lets catch up further...for now following u!