Credits to this Video goes to my beautiful daughter Ananya Vikram .

I have been getting so many requests from people for short food videos with recipes and finally I decided to give it a shot! I was hesitant only due to the amount of time and effort it takes to put together one of these videos:)

Looking at the bigger picture during lockdown days, I want to be able to contribute to my community and give back even if it is in the most tiniest way possible. So here goes my quick video on how you can cook absolutely pillow soft delicious homemade gnocchi in less than 20 minutes. My recipe is very easy and uses very limited basic pantry items to prepare the Gnocchi.

You may use any sauce with the homemade Gnocchi and it tastes delicious. In this video, I have a basil pesto white sauce combo that my kids love to eat so I have used that. But you can use something as simple as butter and cheese to a marinara or a white sauce depending on your family s preference.

Ingredients for Gnocchi:

1 Large potato

1 Egg whisked well

1/4 cup All Purpose Flour

Salt and Pepper

2 tablespoons of Semolina Flour/ Corn Flour/ AP Flour to roll out dough

Baking pan

Pot of boiling water

For the Sauce:

2 Tablespoons Basil Pesto Sauce

1 Tablespoon of Bechamel or White Sauce

Salt and Pepper

Parmesan Cheese for garnish

1 Teaspoon of EVOO


Microwave the potato for 5 minutes in a bowl covered to cook it completely. I prefer a microwave since it gives me a dry dough or a mash versus a potato steamed with lot of moisture in it.

Peel and Mash the potato well in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add 1 egg that is whisked well to the dough and mix well.

Add 1/4 cup of AP Flour and mix and knead well to form a dough .

Take a baking pan sprinkled evenly with Semolina or Corn Flour. If you do not have either of these you may use All Purpose/ AP Flour.

Oil both the palms of your hands so the dough does not get sticky.

Roll out and spread the dough in the pan. The Semolina flour helps the dough not to stick to the pan and makes it easy to work with.

Cut the dough into 4 strips and chop these strips into small even pieces.

Take a pot of water and place it in medium flame and keep covered till it boils. Add salt to the boiling water.

Now take small pieces of the chopped dough and press down using a fork to give it some ridges. This step is so the sauces gets into the ridges and helps the gnocchi soak up the sauce it is cooked in.

Toss them in the pot of salted boiling water and cook for about a minute or two until the gnocchi rises up to the top of the pot. Now remove the gnocchi floating on top with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a bowl. Keep aside.

For the sauce, take a pan, add 2 teaspoons of EVOO, salt and pepper to taste, 2 tablespoons of Basil Pesto Sauce and 1 tablespoon of bechamel or white sauce. Mix well and add 1/4 cup of water and wait till the sauce simmers. You may use any sauce to cook your homemade gnocchi with.

Gently place the cooked gnocchi in the sauce when it simmers and cook for about 2 minutes before turning off the flame.

Garnish with Parmesan cheese -optional. You may use basil or pine nuts if you have some for the garnish too.

Bon Appetit!

Credits to this Video goes to my beautiful daughter Ananya Vikram .