Friday, 13 July 2007

Watercress, tomato and Walnut Chutney / Pesto Tagliatelle

This is my entry for One Hot Stove's A-Z of Indian Vegetables

W is for Walnuts and Watercress both of which are power foods
Although pasta is not Indian, the walnut chutney is.




Walnuts
Walnuts are a power food, they are a very good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, a handful a day provides enough of these essential fats.
Watercress
Watercress is also considered a power food, it is full of beta carotenes.


1. Walnut and Coriander Chutney / Pesto
Ingredients
2 cups coriander leaves
8 green chillies; seeds removed (or to taste)
4 -6 cloves garlic; peeled
1 cup walnut pieces
2 limes; juiced
salt to taste
Method
Place all the ingredients in a food processer and grind to a paste.

2. Pasta and Sauce
16oz pack of fresh tagliatelle
2 cups of cherry tomatoes; quartered
1 cup of mozzarella cheese; grated
2 cups of watercress; washed and drained
1 tablespoon of olive oil
walnut chutney from above (about 1 cup)

Method
1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions; drain
2. In the same pan, heat the olive oil and fry the tomatoes for 1-2 minutes
3. Add the walnut chutney, stir the in pasta and the mozzarella cheese and the watercress, cook until the watercress begins to wilt
4. Serve immediately


9 comments:

Nupur said...

wow, that dish looks so fresh and delicious...perfect for this weather!

Richa said...

brilliant! love that second pic :)

Lata said...

I have watercress in the refrigerator. I didn't know the name when I bought that, bought in a mexican place. Will try this with that. Thanks

Suganya said...

Watercress is spicy for me. Do they get mellowed after cooking?

Saju said...

thanks everyone for your comments
Suganya; I love spicy, but yes they do mellow. You can also use rocket or aregula (sp) instead.

bee said...

i love the idea of a walnut chutney. and i love anything with the peppery watercress flavour. thanks for these recipes.

trupti said...

Now that is an interesting chutney....and the pasta looks lovely.....I am the only one who likes the Watecress in my home.

Asha said...

Mouthwatering Saju.I love Walnuts in anything,sweet or savory!:))

Priyanka said...

great recipe Saju!!! very creative. Will give it a try.

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