Pesto Sandwich

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Prepare Pesto Sauce:

-Kaju (Cashew nuts) 12-15

-Lehsan (Garlic) cloves 2-3

-Fresh basil leaves 20g

-Parmesan cheese powder 2 tbs

-Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) ¼ tsp

-Namak (Salt) ¼ tsp or to taste

-Lemon juice ½ tbs

-Olive oil 3 tbs

-Chicken fillet 1

-Makhan (Butter) 1 tsp

Prepare Yogurt Sauce:

-Dahi (Yogurt) hung ½ Cup


-Bran bread slice as required

-Makhan (Butter) as required

-Sundried tomatoes chopped

-Mozzarella cheese slice 1



Prepare Pesto Sauce:

-In a grinder,add cashew nuts,garlic & grind well.

-Add fresh basil leaves,parmesan cheese powder,black pepper powder,salt,lemon juice,olive oil & grind to make paste & set aside.

-Cut chicken fillet from center & pound with the help of meat mallet.

-In a bowl,add chicken fillet,prepared pesto sauce & mix well (reserve 2 tbs pesto sauce for later use) & marinate for 15 minutes.

-On a cast iron grill pan,add butter & let it melt.

-Add marinated chicken & grill until done (4-6 minutes each side),let it rest for few minutes then cut into pieces & set aside.

Prepare Yogurt Sauce:

-In a bowl,add yogurt,reserved 2 tbs of pesto sauce,whisk well & set aside.


-On a bran bread slice,spread butter on one slide then flip.

-Add & spread prepared yogurt sauce,place chicken pieces,add sundried tomatoes,mozzarella cheese slice & place another bran bread slice over it & spread butter on top slice.

-Place the sandwich on a panini press grill & grill at 200C for 3-4 minutes or grill in pan until done from both sides.

-Cut & serve with yogurt sauce (makes 2).

Recipe By: Khadija Firdous

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