Crispy bird's nest with paneer

Crispy bird's nest with paneer

'Kilikoodu' or bird's nest is an innovative dish which is crispy, spicy, and delicious. Vermicelli, cooked potatoes, and paneer are the main ingredients in this dish which can be easily made. Paneer could be replaced by eggs or meat, as per one's preference, to fill the crispy nests. Bird's nest tastes incredible with coriander chutney.

Read recipe in Malayalam


2 potatoes (cooked and mashed)

100 gms green peas

1 tbsp green chillies

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tsp salt

250 gms paneer

1/2 cup coriander leaves

2 tsp all purpose flour (maida)

Vermicelli as required


Cook and mash the potatoes

Add green peas, ginger, green chillies, chili powder, garam masala, paneer, and salt

Mix well

Add coriander leaves

Mix well

Keep it aside

To make 'paneer' eggs

Mash paneer well

Make small balls

Heat oil in a pan

Add the paneer balls and fry for 10 minutes

In a bowl, mix the flour purpose flour (maida) with 2 spoons of water

From the previously prepared potato mix, make small balls

Shape these balls into the shape of a cup

Dip these potato cups in the flour batter

Coat it with roughly crushed vermicelli

Keep it in the fridge for 1 hour for it to set

Heat oil in a pan

Add the potato cups

Fry until crispy and golden brown

Smear some coriander chutney inside the fried potato cups

Place the paneer balls inside it

Garnish with coriander leaves

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