You are expecting Brad Pitt at your door step, and in walks Justin Bieber !!!No wow factor,no appeal at all!! Its a total let down of sorts !! You crave for manly robustness, and you get boyish charm !!If you get what I mean, you will totally understand what I feel about store bought Pesto sauce !!!

I am a fresh Pesto fan !!! So is the man !!! We love our Pesto pasta !!! Freshly ground Basil, Pine nuts, Garlic and Parmesan and Olive Oil. That just screams decadence, doesn't it !! The best part is how easily it can be whipped up and how easily it transforms a weekday dinner into something special.

But then what do you do, with the bottles of store bought Pesto sauce, people tend to present you. People know that you are a Pesto lover, so they start presenting you store-bought Pesto. Maybe its my mental block, or maybe there is actually a  huge difference, I find store bought Pesto, lacking something big, when it comes to the signature taste. The labels scream of generous servings of Basil, Pine nuts, Garlic and Parm, but no, its just not the same thing, when served with some Pasta.

Hence Hubby came up with the idea of using up the store bought Pesto as marinades and even in a curry !!! Yes, Curry, you heard that right. Hubby devised his own Indo-Italian fusion food, and somehow it just turned up so good.We did a trial run at home. It was tasty. Then we served it with much trepidation at a few get-togethers.When everyone asked me for the recipe(thinking that I had made it), we were both pleasantly surprised !!!

So now when we get the all familiar bottled Pesto, we know what to do with it. We dish up some Pesto Egg Curry !!! Who knew that Pesto could be such a great Curry base !!! So if you have a bottle of store bought Pesto, hiding somewhere in your refrigerator, you know how to lend some taste to the plate with it !!


Boiled Eggs: 6
Boiled Potatoes: 2: cut into cubes
Pesto Sauce: 3 tbsp
Onion: 1 large, cut into slivers
Peas: 1/4 cup
Olive Oil: 2 tbsp
Salt: to taste:
Black Pepper: 1 tsp
Paprika : 1 tsp
Chicken Stock: 1 cup


Peel the boiled eggs and make some incisions on them with a  knife. Coat the eggs with some Paprika and salt.

In a non stick pan, shallow fry the boiled eggs till they are caramelised, in some olive oil. Drain and keep them aside.

In the same pan, add in the chopped onions and the cubed potatoes.On medium heat, cook down the onions and potatoes, till the onions start getting translucent.

Add in the Pesto sauce, black pepper and paprika and cook for a few minutes.

Add in the peas, and fry for around 3-5 minutes.

Add in the Chicken stock and the fried eggs. Cover and cook till the potatoes are done.

Check for seasoning !
Reduce the gravy till it is quite thick !!

Enjoy Indo-Italian fusion !!!

Bon Appetit !!! 

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