Vermicelli Potato Birds Nest - 3rd day Blogging Marathon

by - February 11, 2011

    
Dear friends, I am very happy & wants to thank Srivalli for giving this lovely theme - "Kids friendly dishes" because the recipe which I have presented today has many memorable memories of my childhood. Yes has a kids, my sisters & myself  enjoyed this recipe not only for taste but also for the cute appearance. When ever my mom used to prepare this, I share with my friends & very proud to receive lot of comments about my moms cooking..All those days disappeared & now I found the same excitement in my three year old son when I prepared this recipe for him. Sure all your kids will like & enjoy it...

Ingredients:

Potatoes - 1 lb or 500g ( boiled & mashed)
Peas - 1/4 cup ( cooked, I used frozen one)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp both
Red chili powder - 2tsp or to taste
Corainder powder - 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
Chat masala - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Fennel seed powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - A pinch
Amchur powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Soy sauce - 1 tsp or required( I omitted amchur because of soya sauce)
Salt - to taste

For Coating 1:

     All purpose flour or Maida - 1/2 cup
     Corn flour - 2tbsp
     Salt - as required

For coating 2:

       Broken Vermicelli - 1cup

Oil - For deep frying

Method:


Step 1:
  • Mix Mashed potatoes, 3/4th of peas, all masala powder, soy sauce & salt. Adjust salt to taste.
  • Knead it with out lumps as we do for chapati dough.
  • Divide  potato mixture in to equal size balls ( You will get 13 ~ 14 balls for this measurement) 7 keep it aside.


Step 2
  • Mix All purpose flour, corn flour, salt with required water and make it as thick batter as we do for bhaji batter.
  • Take vermicellli in a plate or bowl & keep it ready.

Step 3:

  • Gently press the balls to give nest like shape & make gentle thumb impression on middle of the ball.
  • Dip potato balls in all purpose flour batter & roll it on vermicelli .
  • Make sure vermicelli is coated on all sides & it is more uneven. ( don't shape the vermicelli, leave it as it coated.)
  • Rest it in refrigerator for minimum 15 minutes to set.
  • Heat oil in a pan or kadai & drop the prepared balls & fry till it turns golden brown colour.
  • Sprinkle chat masala on rest of the peas & drop it in middle of the potato nest balls to make it to appear as a birds eggs.
  • Serve with Tomato ketchup or Ranch..


(Note : you can add any vegetables like carrot, cabbage, beans, cauliflower etc.. just steam & mash it and follow the same procedure. You can use omapodi (sev)  instead of vermicelli because for some kids feel vermicelli hurt small tooth  )

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33 comments

  1. This birds nest makes me nostalgic, love this..Those edible nests looks soo cute and adorable Sara..

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  2. Lovely clicks ...looks very attractive ...and yum

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  3. Very very cute nests. I really liked the way they look.

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  4. This is absolutely superb... the presentation is wonderful.... sure hit with the kids... lovely..
    Reva

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  5. OOOH!!!drooling here. Hmmmm....want some. I love your clicks:-)

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  6. they look so cute...great job on this..i am sure they tasted great too!

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  7. What an innovative idea saras.. they are looking wonderful..

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  8. Looks super delicious and cute,kids will love it.

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  9. Awesome presentation and a tempting one too...shall try it out sometime!!

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  10. Super duper Saras, Kalakureenga,,,I've never made this, But saw this in vijay tv's samayal samayal...Saras, Am gonna this recipe soon..Thanks for the collage,It really helps..

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  11. i cant keep my eyes out from ur dish.superb .bookmarked....

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  12. Hey,

    That looks absolutely smashing...so creative...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  13. Beautiful Saras! very inviting platter and am sure you son was very excited to eat this..

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  14. Professional touch! Amazing!one word to say WOW

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  15. Those are surely super cute dear and I love your presentation, specially your birdies in their nests with eggs, super duper cute.

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  16. simply superb creativity!!

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  17. What a fantastic presentation dear..loving everything in it!!

    US Masala

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  18. Love the way how u presented looks os delicious and beautiful..

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  19. That's lovely presentation.
    A small question? Don't the vermicelli break and drop into the oil while frying?

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  20. What an amazing recipe!! Love the pictures too!

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  21. Thanks a lot friends for all your comment & support.
    Suma, few may come out, but it wont spoil the texture..

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  22. beautiful just beautiful and cute nests :)
    aww.. they are so adorable... i love them :)

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  23. Very beautiful..kudos to your mom for being so innovative!..a doubt..won't the vermicelli fall down when you deep fry them?..will surely try for my kids..tfs

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  24. It looks amazing. i can imagine how kids would just love this.

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  25. Looks so pretty.Am sure kids will love it.

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  26. wow! very innovative...nice presentation

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  27. Hi dear, these nests looks so cute. i also use to make this kind of nests while i was in 10th standard. but that was bit different. i will try this one.

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