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Spaghetti for dinner
was always on my to-do list, but thanks to Blogging marathon,I finally made it
last week and loved it..This week would
showcase 3 different varieties of pizza and pasta . All these go to Mir’s event
too, who is hosting Valli’s kids delight under the same theme.

To kick off, I made
a simple but utterly delicious coriander garlic pesto spaghetti that went
wonderfully well with warm broccoli soup and pull apart rolls.. All in all a
weekend winner and happy faces to boot. It was amusing to see my lil one too
trying to slurp up the long spaghetti strands into her mouth, all by herself .
It’s another matter that half of them ended on the floor rather in the mouth,
but that’s part of growing up isn’t it ?

However the husband
and elder kiddo loved it a LOT and although am my biggest critic, I saw myself
polishing it off. I have added extra veggies like broccoli and boiled
cauliflower and peas to up the fibre content,  however just the homemade
pesto sauce is a winner to add in.

You can make it even
with farfalle or any pasta, but I made it with wholewheat spaghetti.I was also super
glad to make homemade pesto . Recipe for the homemade coriander garlic pestohere.


Now let’s get to the

Prep time : 20 mins,
cook time : 15 mins,  serves : 4

Pasta Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti – 150 gms
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Red chilli flakes –
    1/3 tsp
  • Basil powder – 1/2
  • Dried Oregano -a big
  • Garlic -1/2 tsp
  • Blanched veggies
    -1/2 cup (optional)
  • Coriander garlic Pesto Sauce– 4 tbsp


Method :

  1. Cook spaghetti
    according to pack instructions. Once done, Drain in a colander n run an oiled
    spoon through it to separate the strands
  2.  In a pan heat oil.
    Sauté garlic n red chilli flakes. Add pesto n sauté for 2 mins. Add the
    blanched veggies, other spices like basil n oregano. Sauté for a min.
  3. Now add the cooked
    spaghetti and toss. Check for salt and spices adding extra salt only if
  4.  Serve immediately
    with warm bread and / or soup



  1. pesto pasta is so handy and quick to do…. love its fresh flavor and versatility!!

  2. Priya Suresh

    Omg..this pesto pasta tempts me a lot..drooling..

  3. vaishali sabnani

    Looks delicious and tempting…surely Kalyani you could call it adult friendly too.

  4. Varada's Kitchen

    A nice variation to the regular spaghetti preparations. It feels so nice when everyone enjoys our innovative recipes, right?

  5. Sangeetha Nambi

    Sooo inviting !

  6. Love the spaghetti!

  7. Nice version of spaghetti with pesto 🙂 making me hungry now !!

  8. Coriander and garlic – that's one flavorful pasta.

  9. Sneha's Recipe

    I love this pesto spaghetti, yum.

  10. Chef Mireille

    fab spaghetti recipe and dont forget to link it up to kid's delight which I'm hosting

  11. Spaghetti…. Yumm love those flavors

  12. Priya Suresh

    I can have a plate of this spaghetti, inviting.

  13. Yumm, yumm!! Pesto pasta is my kid's favorite too. I can imagine how cute it must have looked when your LO slurped in the pasta — adorable.

  14. That is a yummy dish. Do not know why i have never cooked this as yet. Trying this for this bm

  15. The spaghetti looks amazing Kalyani..very nicely presented..I have been wanting to make spaghetti myself for the longest time..

  16. Spaghetti is tempting & yum.

  17. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    SO delightful! I can taste the cilantro literally and I love it 🙂

  18. vaishali sabnani

    Coriander pesto should be handy when one can't get basil…love spaghetti with pesto. Good one Kalyani.

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