Birds Nest


  • 4 nos potatos
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Half teaspoon salt
  • 500 gms vermicelli (long sticks)
  • 1 cup maida
  • Oil for deep frying

Cook the potatos till soft. Remove the skin and mash it. Cook separately peas and keep aside. Chop the onion. In a kadai, put a table spoon of oil. When it is hot add the chopped onions and try well. When it is transperant add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a while. Then add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix weel. Remove from fire. Meantime put maida into a bowl and add little salt and water and make a thin batter. Take handful of mashed potato and make a cup. To this fill the peas masala and close the cup and gently form a oval shaped ball. Finish all the mashed potatoes and peas masala like this. In a kadai pour the oil. In a plate spread the vermicelli.Take one potato ball and dip into maida batter and roll it on to the vermicelli so that the ball is covered fully with vermicelli. Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown. It will look like a birds nest. For party etc it will be very attractive. Can be taken with tomato sauce.
Note: For potato filling, we can use any cooked vegetable, or any desired veg curry
instead of peas.

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