I love pesto. I think it's the flavour of the garlic with the smooth creamy pine nuts and fresh basil that is so intoxicating. With many Indian dishes, we tend to go for a tangy chutney but when I was creating a lamb dish recently, I wanted to pair it with something more Indian than a pesto but not too harsh like a chutney. I tried a few classic Indian ingredients and came up with this mint and roasted cashew pesto and I love it. It's great with meat and I have even had it with pasta and I liked it. It's really versatile and keeps in the fridge for a good few weeks.
N.B You can miss out the chillies if you want a basic pesto.