Halwai January 26, 2018


• 1/2 cup – Pasta
• 1/2 cup – Broccoli (cut into small florets)
• 2 tbsp – parmesan
• Lemon zest from 1 Lemon
• Lemon juice from 1/2 Lemon
• 1 tbsp – Pine Nuts
• salt and pepper as needed
• 1 tsp – Red Chilli flakes
• 1-2 tbsp – Olive oil


  1. Boil water and cook the pasta as per the package instructions. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Scrap the lemon to gather lemon zest.
  3. Boil water with 1 tsp of salt, add the broccoli and boil for 4 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  4. Mash the broccoli with a potato masher or fork roughly and mix in the pine nuts, red chilli flakes and lemon zest.
  5. Place the pasta in a pan and add the broccoli pesto. Squeeze a lemon over it.
  6. Mix well and sprinkle salt and pepper as per taste, drizzle some olive oil, spoon in the grated parmesan and mix well to coat the pasta.
  7. Recipe and Image courtesy: Rak`s Kitchen
  8. http://www.rakskitchen.net/