Have leftover pesto sauce and confused what to do with it!! Well here is a quick paneer pesto recipe that you will love… An ideal starter recipe to treat your guests with!!
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 4-6 persons
Paneer : 250 grams
Fresh basil leaves : 2 cups
Pine nuts : 1/2 cup toasted
Garlic : 3-4 cloves
Olive oil : 1 cup
Parmesan cheese : 1 cup grated
Salt as per taste
Black pepper powder : 1/2 teaspoon
Cut paneer into big square or triangular pieces and keep aside.
In a mixer grinder jar, add the garlic cloves, pine nuts, basil, olive oil and grind into a coarse paste. Add 1/2 cup cheese, salt, pepper and grind until smooth. The pesto sauce is ready.
Now dip the paneer pieces in the pesto sauce. Heat little oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry the paneer pieces till golden brown. Take out in a kitchen towel to drain excess oil.
Garnish with the parmesan cheese and serve hot.