Bird's Nest | How to make Bird's Nest

By Deepa Bajaj  |  8th Dec 2016  |  
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About Bird's Nest Recipe

Fried potato canape/ nest filled with paneer filling, topped with green and tamarind chutneys. DONT MISS the cute lilttle sparrows to enhance the platter.

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Bird's Nest

Ingredients to make Bird's Nest

  • 5 potatoes boiled and mashed
  • 200 g paneer cut into smaller cubes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/4 tsp chaat masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Sevaiyan ( the brown roasted one easily available)
  • 1/2 cup green chutney
  • 1/2 cup imli chutney
  • Corainder leaves for garnishing
  • 1 tsp oil + oil for frying

How to make Bird's Nest

  1. To the boiled and mashed potatoes, add fresh bread crumbs and salt and mix well.
  2. Spread seviyan in a plate and slightly crush it with hands.
  3. Now with this well-binded potato mixture, take a ball size dough and roll it in a seviyan and give a shape of a hollow canape/nest i.e small katori shape. From outside it should be well coated with seviyan. Form 8-10 such nest and jeep it in refrigerator
  4. To form birds, take the same potato mixture and form an elongated cylinder shape, now from the centre of this cylinder bend to lift the half portion up and the latter down to form the base. At the top of the lifted portion ( little space left from top) pinch a portion out to form the beak of the bird. To form the eyes on both sides, just above the beak place a whole peppercorn (whole kali mirch). To the base portion give an angle to form the body ( see the pic careful to make the birds).
  5. Now for the paneer filling, Take a tsp of oil in a pan, add onion and saute well for a min, when transparent add chopped ginger and green chilly, now add all dry spices and salt. Add small paneer cubes and mix well. NOW Add tomato puree and tomato ketchup, mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and keep aside
  6. Heat oil for frying the canapes/nest and the birds. When the oil is hot add in two to three canapes at a time and fry on high flame.
  7. To assemble the starter, take a plate and lay some salad leaves (lettuce leaves all over the plate) and some spring onion greens for the look and feel. Now carefully place these canapes and some birds and serve hot.

Reviews for Bird's Nest (1)

Annam Shri2 years ago

Very unique and detailed recipe! Appreciate it

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