Green Chili Pesto Muffin

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About Green Chili Pesto Muffin

Pesto muffin is baked using whole wheat flour and green chili & basil pesto. It is just a little twist of the classic pesto pasta in a muffin form.
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time26 minutes
Total Time56 minutes
Servings - 8


  • 1 1/8 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Castor Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cream i used amul fresh cream
  • 1/2 cup Milk full fat
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 2 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1/4 cup Water hot
  • Sesame Seeds optional for topping, or cheese grated cheese or roasted
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice or paste, or lemon pesto paste extracted from medium sized lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tbsp Basil chopped fresh or dried
  • 5 - 6 Green Chillies
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or as required, or as per taste
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cheese grated


  • Sieve whole wheat flour, corn flour, baking soda and baking powder for 2 – 3 times and set aside in a bowl.
  • Make the pesto paste in a blender by blending together all the ingredients given.
  • Place the cream in a mixing bowl and whisk until it turns a little creamy.
  • Dissolve sugar in milk and add it to the cream.
  • Stir in the pesto paste and olive oil. Mix until the ingredients are combined well.
  • Fold the dry ingredients in batches along with hot water until you get a batter consistency.
  • Preheat oven @ 190c
  • Align a baking tray with muffin cups, pour the batter until ½ - ¾ level in each cup and bake @190c for 25 minutes.
  • After 25 minutes, top with cheese or sesame seeds(optional) and bake for 1 more minute.

Recipe Notes

Hot water can be replaced with room temperature water if using regular atta.
Since i used fresh ground samba wheat flour, i used hot water to soften the gluten and get a lighter texture.
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Rajeswari Annamalai
Rajeswari Annamalai

Software professional turned into home maker and baker :)

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