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...


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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..

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

  12. Hey,

    That looks absolutely creative...:)


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

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

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

  16. simply superb creativity!!

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

    US Masala

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  26. wow! very innovative...nice presentation

  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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