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

By Vahitha Hasan  |  24th Mar 2018  |  
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About Bird's Nest Recipe

It is an absolute delicious and cute snack, looks exactly like a bird’s nest.

Bird's Nest

Ingredients to make Bird's Nest

  • 1 boiled potato
  • 1 sweet potato, steamed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 to 4 finely chopped green chilly
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep fry
  • 1 cup vermicelli (semiya)
  • 1 teaspoon corn flour (dissolve in 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1/2 cup boiled peas (for decoration)
  • Chopped coriander leaves (for decoration)

How to make Bird's Nest

  1. Mix corn flour and salt with water and make it as a medium-thick batter. Take vermicelli in a plate. Set both aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add steamed sweet potato,  boiled potato. Mix this and mash well. Set aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add finely chopped onion, ginger-garlic paste, green chilly. Saute for a min and add garam masala, turmeric powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. Now add salt and mashed vegetables, mix well and cook for 2 min. Remove from heat. 
  4. Once it is cooled down, divide this mixture into small balls of equal size. Gently press the balls in the middle to give nest like shape. Repeat the procedure for other balls and set aside.
  5. Dip the vegetables balls in corn flour batter and then roll it on vermicelli. Make sure the vermicelli is coated on all the sides of the balls.
  6. Keep this vermicelli coated balls in refrigerator for 20 min to set well..
  7. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the balls until they turn crispy and golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Now place a coriander leaf and boiled peas in the middle of fried balls, to make it to appear as bird’s nest.

My Tip:

I have used sweet potato just to get a complex taste. You can avoid and use potato alone

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