Birds Nest | How to make Birds Nest

By Deepa Bajaj  |  20th Jul 2016  |  
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About Birds Nest Recipe

Potato based canapes coated with vermicelli to resemble birds nest. Each nest is thus fried and stuffed with paneer mixture and topped with chutney's. To compliment the nest some birds made of the potato mixture adds to the concept of birds nest. Not only a treat to eyes but also tongue.

Birds Nest is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Birds Nest in your kitchen. This recipe requires 20 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes to cook. The Birds Nest by Deepa Bajaj has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Birds Nest at home without any difficulty. Birds Nest is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Birds Nest would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Birds Nest this weekend. Share your Birds Nest cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Deepa Bajaj for inputs. In case you have any queries for Birds Nest you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Deepa Bajaj. You can also rate the Birds Nest and give feedback.

Birds Nest

Ingredients to make Birds Nest

  • 5-6 potatoes boiled and mashed
  • 3-4 Bread slices
  • salt to taste
  • Brown vermicelli (roasted one)
  • For the paneer stuffing
  • 200 gms paneer (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp tomato ketchup
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • oil for frying
  • Green chutney and mithi chutney for serving
  • 1/4 tsp haldi powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 8-10 boiled peas for eyes of birds

How to make Birds Nest

  1. In mashed potato, add salt and fresh bread crumbs (by crushing fresh bread slices in a mixi). The mixture should be well binded or else, add more breadcrumbs.
  2. Add small portion of the mixture and coat it in vermicelli (crush vermicelli with hand first) and then shape it into hollow canapés in the form of a nest. Repeat the procedure to form more nest.
  3. Retain some mixture to form birds. Take small portion of mixture and shape into a elongated cylinder. Now from the half fold it to flatten to form birds body. The neck should be erect and body bended. Shape the bird to form a beak with hand as shown in the picture. Shape the lower part with hand. Bird is ready. Form four such birds.
  4. For paneer mixture. Heat 1 tsp oil and fry onions till pink, add all masala, fry for a minute, add paneer cubes, mix well, add tomato puree and tomato sauce, mix well and turn off the gas. Remove mixture on a plate and keep aside.
  5. Heat sufficient oil for frying when nice and hot fry these nest (2-3) at a time on high flame. Remove it on a tissue to drain excess oil completely. Fry the birds and keep aside.
  6. To assemble in each nest place a tsp of paneer mixture and top it with green chutney and mithi chutney. Add whole black peppers to form the eyes of birds on both sides.
  7. Garnish a plate with lettuce leaves and spring onions greens and place the birds and nest. Enjoy.

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