Vermicelli potato birds nest - 3rd day blogging marathon

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Potatoes - 1 libra or 500 g ( boiled and mashed)

Peas - 1/4 cup

Ginger Garlic paste - 1 teaspoonboth

Red chili powder - 2 teaspoons or to taste

Corainder powder - 1 1/2 teaspoonor to taste

Chat masala - 1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala - 1/4 teaspoon

Fennel seed powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - A pinch

Amchur powder - 1/4 teaspoon(optional)

Soy sauce - 1 teaspoonor required

Salt - to taste

For Coating 1:

All purpose flour or Maida - 1/2 cup

Corn flour - 2 tablespoons

Salt - as required

For coating 2:

Broken Vermicelli - 1 cup

Oil - For deep frying


  • Mix Mashed potatoes, 3/4th of peas, all masala powder, soy sauce and 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.
  • 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.
  • Gently press the balls to give nest like shape and make gentle thumb impression on middle of the ball.
  • Dip potato balls in all purpose flour batter and roll it on vermicelli .Make sure vermicelli is coated on all sides and 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 and drop it in middle of the potato nest balls to make it to appear as a birds eggs.
  • Serve with Tomato ketchup or Ranch..


Vermicelli Potato Birds Nest - 3rd day Blogging Marathon, photo 1Vermicelli Potato Birds Nest - 3rd day Blogging Marathon, photo 2Vermicelli Potato Birds Nest - 3rd day Blogging Marathon, photo 3

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