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"Gnocchi" is an Italian name for a variety of thick, soft noodles or dumplings. The smaller forms are called gnocchetti. If the gnocchetti are red in color then tomato is added, if they are green spinach is included. Here I have used potato Gnocchetti.
They are widely available as dried, frozen, or fresh in vacuum sealed packages in Supermarkets and Italian specialty stores. Classic accompaniments of gnocchi include Tomato sauce, Pesto. Either ways it tastes wonderful with pesto or marinara sauce. Our choice of gnocchi with pesto and sauteed asparagus, mushroom is here ....And I used Potato Gnocchetti.

Cooking Gnocchi :
Remove from the pack, pour the gnocchi in boiling salted water. Boil for 2 -3 minutes or until gnocchi float to the top, drain and keep aside.

Ingredients for Pesto :
Basil - 1 handful
Almonds - 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp( Roasted and reserve 1 tbsp for garnishing)
Lemon juice - 1/4 tbsp
Pepper - as required
Garlic - 1 pod
Salt - as needed
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese - 1 tbsp
Asparagus - 5 to 8 (trim the edges, wash and chop to 2 inch)
Mushroom - 6 sliced
Gnocchi - 1 pack (1 lb)
Red chilli flakes - 1/4 tsp
Garlic 1 crushed for sauteing with asparagus and mushroom

Method :

1. Coarse run the first 5 ingredients in the blender or food processor.( don't make to paste its should be like coarsely powdered).
2. Saute the asparagus and mushroom in Olive oil, Red chilli flakes and olive oil by adding salt and keep it aside.
3. In the same pan add some olive oil, Cooked gnocchi give nice toss until slightly roasted by adding the pesto mixture.
4. Once it is done add the sauteed asparagus and mushroom. After quick tossing.
5. Transfer to the serving plate by adding the cheese and roasted almonds on the top.

Enjoy the taste of cheesy , crunchy, fresh gnocchi in every bite.............

Priya Suresh  – (May 10, 2010 at 1:36 PM)  

Beautiful dish, looks fantastic, my daughter will definitely love this gnocchi, she was an addict to gnocchis..

Angie's Recipes  – (May 10, 2010 at 1:45 PM)  

What a beautiful delicious looking gnocchi!

PranisKitchen  – (May 10, 2010 at 3:07 PM)  

simply delicious what a lovely presentation.

Rachana  – (May 10, 2010 at 3:16 PM)  

What a beautiful looking gnocchi. Absolutely delicious :)

Padma  – (May 10, 2010 at 3:20 PM)  

WOW SUch a beautiful dish Pavithra. Sounds yummy and crunchy. Please pass me some :)

Dershana  – (May 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM)  

that's one good looking platter full of delicious goodies!

Suji  – (May 10, 2010 at 4:09 PM)  

wow..beautiful clicks and presentatipn pavithra..Gnocchi is one of our fav dishes...

Kairali sisters

Sailaja Damodaran  – (May 10, 2010 at 4:36 PM)  

Very interesting never tried this.Thanks for introducing new ingredients.

chakhlere  – (May 10, 2010 at 5:02 PM)  

Hey this looks very yummy...never had this.

I just loved it too much...will try surely.

Cool Lassi(e)  – (May 10, 2010 at 5:58 PM)  

I know Gnocchi but never heard of baby Gnocchi. Thats why when I saw this dish, I was searching for the Gnocchi and then when I read the write-up I understood. They are so cute! Lovely dish and gorgeous photos.My sister a non-blogger is also a fan of your site.She was just mentioning that the other day. Good Day dear!

SpicyTasty  – (May 10, 2010 at 7:17 PM)  

Awesome presentation. Love gnocchi at any time. Love your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Swathi  – (May 10, 2010 at 8:19 PM)  


Gnocchi looks really yummy. I need make some time.

Vikis Kitchen  – (May 10, 2010 at 8:34 PM)  

Beautiful post and nice explanations too. Gnochi with all that ingredients looks delicious dear!

Aps Kitchen  – (May 10, 2010 at 10:36 PM)  

Each n every click is just Wow....:)

Parita  – (May 10, 2010 at 11:23 PM)  

Welcome to DB !!! It was a nice surprise and your pudding looks grt! Gnocchi with pesto sounds delicious, yumm, love the sauteed asparagus!

Anu  – (May 10, 2010 at 11:39 PM)  

Awesome presentation... Simply delicious and yummy...

Rekha shoban  – (May 11, 2010 at 12:09 AM)  

interesting and nice dish...and beautiful presentation!

Life is beautiful !!!  – (May 11, 2010 at 12:31 AM)  

Pavithra I loved your beautiful pictures of dishes...happy to be here :) Beautiful blog u r having.

Sushma Mallya  – (May 11, 2010 at 12:56 AM)  

Simple, healthy and beautiful...

Raks  – (May 11, 2010 at 2:50 AM)  

Not fair to tease with empty dish Pavi:P New to me,sounds healthy!

BeenaShylesh  – (May 11, 2010 at 3:45 AM)  

beautiful click dear......and new o me...

Indian Khana  – (May 11, 2010 at 6:55 AM)  

Wonderful dish...looks gr8...and nice clicks...tempt all the way ;)

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (May 11, 2010 at 7:52 AM)  

fantastic clicks! Lovely new dish....

Panchpakwan  – (May 11, 2010 at 8:18 AM)  

Wow this dish looks so delicious and tempting..
Lovely clicks Pavithra.

Gita Jaishankar  – (May 11, 2010 at 9:14 AM)  

Wow Pavithra...this is totally an awesome dish..looks so good with all the asparagus and mushroom...lovely presentation :)

PJ  – (May 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM)  

i love potato gnocchi its one of the dish in my office cafe that i will gobble down anyday without any comments :D yours look delicious.. particularly i love the touch of asparagus here and nice presentation too!

Anu Nandu  – (May 11, 2010 at 1:22 PM)  

Gnocchi, Asparagus, Mushroom - now that's a match made in paradise. And you top that off with nuts! Hi Fi on that one!

I had Gnocchi once in a restaurant here in Newport Beach - man, they make the best Gnocchi - those just melt in your mouth. So, next time, I'm going to do a to go order of those, bring it home - add asparagus and mushrooms your style and eat that! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mangala Bhat  – (May 11, 2010 at 5:21 PM)  

wow! Lovely clicks ..Looking very healthy will try this !

Suma Rowjee  – (May 11, 2010 at 11:16 PM)  

Looks right from a Italian restaurant, looks fab!!

Nithya  – (May 12, 2010 at 1:10 AM)  

Nice steamy pics :) But cant get all this here :(

Aruna Manikandan  – (May 12, 2010 at 4:46 AM)  

Sounds very interesting and new to me dear...
Lovely clicks :-)

My Kitchen Antics  – (May 12, 2010 at 5:57 AM)  

those are some really pretty pictures..esp of the asparagus and gnocchi

divya  – (May 12, 2010 at 7:46 AM)  

Awesome presentation... Simply delicious and yummy...

FH  – (May 12, 2010 at 7:55 AM)  

Love Potato Gnocchis, Pesto dish looks so perfect and elegant. Good job gorl!:)

San  – (May 12, 2010 at 8:52 AM)  

I have never made this pavi....your take on it looks really simple n easy...and as always...the snap looks great.Nice presentation dear.

Pam  – (May 12, 2010 at 11:25 AM)  

What a beautiful dish filled with amazing ingredients.

Deepti Pawar  – (May 12, 2010 at 12:03 PM)  

Hey there.. New to your space. I must say you have an amazing blog. Also, Im sure this is not the first time you have heard this but your clicks are simply beautiful.

Keep up the great work. Do drop by my blog ( when you get a chance.

Will stay connected!

Namitha  – (May 12, 2010 at 12:55 PM)  

that looks scrumptious...lovely clicks as always :-)

Vrinda  – (May 12, 2010 at 2:08 PM)  

Gnocchi looks colorful with asparagus n mushroom....

Anonymous –   – (May 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM)  

It looks simply delightful.

GayathriRaj  – (May 12, 2010 at 3:36 PM)  

Oh wow what a healthy recipe and it was simply superb...tha presentation and the clicks are too good....thanks for sharing..

Unknown  – (May 12, 2010 at 5:51 PM)  

Awesome presentation! It looks beautiful and delicious..

Faiza Ali  – (May 13, 2010 at 9:30 AM)  

simply delicious looking dish ...will try this surely.

Suman Singh  – (May 13, 2010 at 10:38 AM)  

bumped in here for the first time...nice space u hv...gnocchi looks so delicious n healthy...lovely presentation...

Smita Srivastava  – (May 13, 2010 at 12:25 PM)  

The Gnocchi sounds tooo yummy . Great clicks , vv beautiful presentation ..

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Yasmeen  – (May 13, 2010 at 5:23 PM)  

So full of flavors and crunchy veggies,love it :D

Dolly Sharma  – (May 13, 2010 at 5:28 PM)  

Wow Pavithra..It sounds and looks so exotic..Ur Gnocchi(Gnocchette) looks simply divine with all the goodness..It does'nt get better than this..Absolutely beautiful presentation..

AdukalaVishesham  – (May 13, 2010 at 9:25 PM)  

delicious... loved the clicks... this is an very interesting recipe too... will definitely give it a try...

Rajani  – (May 14, 2010 at 8:34 AM)  

i think its my first time here!! love this delicious recipe :)

Sum Raj  – (May 14, 2010 at 11:43 AM)  

wooo drooling here dear..i love asparagus..missing them a lot now..

Ammu  – (May 14, 2010 at 2:15 PM)  

Looks delicious. Mouthwatering :)

Shri  – (May 14, 2010 at 3:40 PM)  

Superb and fantastic clicks, Pavithra!Drool  – (May 14, 2010 at 5:03 PM)  

Deliciously prepared gnocchi,love it..beautiful pics!!

M D  – (May 15, 2010 at 9:04 AM)  

Beautiful looking gnocchi. Well presented.

Red Chillies  – (May 16, 2010 at 9:05 AM)  

Love your enthusiasm and for the beautiful presentation.Haven't tasted gnocchi yet, need to do it soon.

ann low  – (May 17, 2010 at 9:45 AM)  

WOW! This gnocchis looks so delicious.

Unknown  – (May 20, 2010 at 11:27 AM)  

Looks delicious and exotic :)

Dipika  – (May 28, 2010 at 11:10 AM)  

Hi Pavithra..Thanks for dropping in ur inspired with all ur food blogs...and I find different cuisines in ur blog..gr8 to learn smthing new..:)

Anonymous –   – (August 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM)  

I have some pesto, asparagus, gnochhi and mushrooms. Wondered what to do with it all. Googled the ingredients and found this. Sounds wonderful - am heading to the kitchen now. Cheers...

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