Aloo Paneer Bird Nest

Aloo paneer birds nest cutlet is easy to make and looks cute. It can be served as a treat for kids or as a starter/snack. It is a completely vegetarian and kid-friendly recipe.

Try it and let me know your experience.

Ingredients for Aloo Paneer Bird Nest

For the Tikki Nest

  • Boiled & mashed potato 1 cup
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ¼ cup capsicum (chopped)
  • 3 tsp garlic & ginger paste
  • 1 tsp gram masala powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp chopped coriander
  • 1 cup paneer (grated)
  • Salt to taste

For the paneer eggs

  • ½ cup paneer grated.
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Mint and coriander chutney

  • 1 cup mint leaves (chopped)
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 1 green chili (chopped)
  • ½ wedge lemon (juiced)
  • Pinch of black/regular salt
Aloo Paneer Bird Nest Receipe

How to Make Aloo Paneer Bird Nest

  • To Make the Tikki nest, mix all the Tikki ingredients in a bowl, adjust the seasoning as per your preference & combine well.
  • Shape the Tikki into balls & make a small dent in the center with your thumb to form the nest shape. Now dip these in a thin batter made with flour & water, then coat in broken vermicelli, at this point the Tikki should look like a nest.
  • Chill the bird’s nest for 15 mins (keep it in Refrigerator for 15 mins)
  • After chilling, deep fry the nests in a pan with oil, until it turns golden.
  • For the paneer eggs, mix the ingredients in a bowl, shape into small eggs & deep fry in hot oil for 30 secs.
  • In the meantime, prepare the green chutney by mixing all the chutney ingredients in a mixer
  • For the assembly, take the bird’s nest, add a spoon of green chutney in the center, add a couple of leaves of fresh coriander & place 3 small eggs over it.
  • Serve hot with ketchup & green chutney.

This is a kid-friendly recipe. But you can reduce the spice levels if you like. A nonvegetarian version can be prepared with minced chicken also.

Indumathi Rani

I.O (Indu the Optimistic). A very talkative painter with a taste for movies and travel. I always ask questions about the answers I want to know.

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