Sunday, December 21, 2008

Birds nest

This birds nest is a favourite recipe of mine and its my school days will love this dish cos of its appearance.......
½ kg Potato boiled
1 no Onion
3 tsp Ginger
2 nos Green chilli
1 no Carrot
2 Curry leaves ( little) (chopped)
Few corriander leaves (can add more if u like the taste)
2 tsp Dhania powder
2 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Mango powder
1 T Oil
Salt to taste
½ cup Maida flour/ all purpose flour
2 tsp Cornflour
100 g Vermecelli (semiya)(slightly roasted)
Oil for deep frying
Slightly roast the vermecelli, keep aside.
Boil the potato, carrot and mash it finely with out any lumps.
Now add all ingrediant 2 except oil, to the mashed potato, mix it well.
heat oil in a kadai. add onion , ginger , green chillies, saute it well and then add it to the mashed potato.mix it well.
Divide the potato mixture into eqaul size balls and flat it.
Place3-4 peas on potato patties and close. roll it like balls.
Meantime make an paste of maida and corn flour (for binding) and just roll the potato balls on this paste.Then on the vermicelli.

Keep the pan,pour oil.Once you feel it has reached right temperature.
Drop one by one ball into the oil and fry till light golden brown and drop on towel or tissue(to remove excess oil).
Slightly open the fried vermecelli in center and put 2 or 3 peas. and Serve hot with tomato ketch up.
Actually the vermicelli gives a appearance like dry grass ,Peas as eggs. so birds nest is ready to taste.
Its very easy and does not take much time.
Sending this recipe to EFM-Savouries
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