Bird Nest

Posted by : Pragya Bansal


    • 5 medium Potatoes boiled
    • 1/2 cup grated Onions
    • Salt to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Paste
    • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
    • 1/2 tsp cumin Powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
    • 2 tablespoon Corn Flour
    • 2 tablespoon all purpose Flour
    • 2 cup Milk
    • Water as needed
    • 1 cup Vermicelli
    • cooking Oil
    • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
    • 4 tablespoon Coriander Leaves roughly chopped

Method / Process

  • Peel the Potatoes, and cut them into thin wedges.
  • Boil them with a little Salt and then mash them. Keep aside.
  • To the mashed Potatoes, add grated Onions, chopped Chillies, Salt, Red Chili Powder, Ginger Powder, Black Pepper Powder, Cumin Powder, and Coriander Powder.
  • Combine well properly.
  • In a small bowl, add Corn Flour, all purpose Flour, Salt and Water to make to make a thick paste. This will be used as a coating for the nest.
  • Break vermicelli into shorter strands and keep aside.
  • Grease hands with a little Oil.
  • Take small balls of the Potato mix and shape into little nests.
  • For this, roll into a ball, then flatten it and finally make a small well in the center of each patty. Keep aside and repeat with the rest of the mix.
  • Now gently dip each Potato nest in the Flour liquid mix and then coat with the broken vermicelli. Repeat the procedure until all the nests
  • Heat oil in a thick and large pan. Once hot, gently add in the prepared nests and fry until golden brown.
  • Take out with a slotted spoon and place on a tissue paper.
  • Next, we need to make the Eggs for the nest. It is made out of Paneer.
  • Boil milk and then add Lime Juice.
  • Once it curdles, strain into a muslin cloth.
  • Then squeeze to drain the Water.
  • Wrap in the muslin cloth, and place a weight on top of it.
  • Let it sit undisturbed for 15- 20 minutes until you get a firm mass of Paneer or cottage Cheese.
  • Unwrap this Paneer and crumble well. Ensure that it is smooth and free of lumps.
  • Knead and then shape into small balls that resemble boiled bird's eggs.
  • To garnish, place the fried nest on a plate, garnish with two small Coriander Leaves and then top with 2-3 Paneer eggs.
  • Serve with Mayonnaise or ketchup.

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