Monday, January 29, 2007


After reading name i can see wonder and smile on your lips my dear friends.Yes it is 100%vegetarian snack,don't panic.

It is one of my favourite from my college days,i have learnt it from my friends.When i'm back to home from hostel, i start trial on my family members.Sometimes they are scared to be my specimen,but i suprised them with this wonderful snack.They enjoyed it alot...Hope you guys too.


Potato -1 big
Peas(boiled or frozen)10-15numbers
Garam masala powder 1tsp
Tumeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt-As per taste


First boil the potato and mash it finely with out any lumps.

Now add all the powder except maida and vermicelli to the mashed potato,mix it well.

Divide into eqaul size balls and flat it.

Place3-4 peas on potato patties and close,try to roll it into oval shape ball.

Meantime make an paste of maida(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(to remove excess oil).

Serve hot with tomato ketch up.

Actually the vermicelli gives appearance like twigs and dry grass,Peas as eggs.Hence i think it should have got this name.

Its very easy and doesn't take much time even.


Maheswari said...

hey usha..that's really looks like bird's will try for weekend for superbowl party....thanks..

TRS said...

Looks very tempting...and its so easy too! thanks Usha.

USHA said...

Hi Maheswari & Trupti,

Thanks.Hope you enjoyed the receipe.Do try and let me know...

Seema said...

Oh my god this really looks like a birds nest Usha. Looks easy and nice. Gottu try it out.

Sia's corner said...

hey usha, my mommy makes this and i loved hogging it:) girl u brought back some fond memories of my childhood:) thanks:)

Asha said...

Hey! That is very creative Usha!At first,I thiught it was a straw potaotes but vermicelli looks great on it.Great snack,I will try.

USHA said...

Hi seema,

Hahaha!!!!Yes even my hubby said same,as he had for first time.Do try and let me know.

USHA said...

Hi Sups,

So happy that my receipe brushed up your childhood memories.

Hi Ashaji,

Thanks alot,so happy that you liked it.Do try and let me know.

Vani said...

It does indeed look like birds' nests! Nice recipe, Usha! Will make a nice, crunchy winter snack! :)

Revathi said...

very nice one usha. guess the nest will be very crispyyy

Menu Today said...

Hi Usha,
Once I saw some thing like this on TV show. After seeing yours I really wanted to make it.Lovely looking nest Thanks.

USHA said...

Hi Vani,
Thanks for your visit and dropping comment in blog,hey i'm sure you will like it,try and let me know.

Hi Revathi,

Thanks,yep!your are correct.Nest taste good and crunchy too.

Hi MT,
Thanks.Try and let me know..

Do visit again.

Pooja said...

hi Usha,
this is really nice very tempting .
I feel like trying it just now. let em see if i can make it these days .
thanks for sharing
really looks likebird's nest.

USHA said...

Hi Pooja,

Thanks buddy.Its very easy and consumes only less time.Do try and let me know...

Coffee said...

That looks super creative!!!! Lovely snack Usha. :)

USHA said...

Hey thanks alot coffee.

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Usha,
I have a recipe book and it contains this recipe .... I had wondered how it would turn out and now i knew it would be wonderful.. thanks and iam going to try it out soon and i will let u know.

Mishmash ! said...

Such an easy appetizer..very creative too. Should try this soon.


Sangeeta said...

Hi Usha,

My younger sis made this all the time. Enjoyed it then .. enjoy it now. Wonderful walking down memory lane :) Thanks for such a great recipe.

USHA said...

Hi Prema,

Yep!its very easy.Do try and let me know.

Hi Shn,

Thanks for you comments.Hope you enjoyed the receipe.

Hi Sangeetha,
Thanks for visit and commment in my blog.Yes!i trial on my family members,while preparing this receipe i was recalling all the incident.
Do visit again.

swapna said...

wow usha
got a great name for the dish..really very creative..will definitely try..

jayakarthik said...

hey usha, i prepared this dish in my college days totally forgot abt it
but u seem to have prepared it different, i dont remember adding garam masala, anyway i will try ur recipe, thanks for sharing usha

Anjali said...

Usha wow! We too make this snack but with more stuffing and after frying cut the balls into halves. This shows the stuffing, cools down a bit to pop into the mouth and looks wonderful. Good job :)! When I make it I will share mine too.

Anjali said...

BTW the guessing game U mentioned is it about the saree pics? Then yes it is me.

USHA said...

Hi Swapna,

Thanks, try and let me know.

HI Jaya,

So happy to see your comments.I think it was famous dish some 10yrs back...isn't it???

Hi Anjali.

Thanks,waiting for your version too.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Usha,
Its really a creative one.It might be crunchy too.I could gobble up atleast 2 at a time i believe.Thanks for sharing this recipe in this cold winter

USHA said...

Hi Soumya,

Thanks alot dear.Happy that you liked the receipe..

RP said...

Wow! First I thought it was a sweet snack made of vermicelli..
Sound great!

USHA said...

Hi Rp,

Thanks for visiting and dropping comments over here.

Hoe you enjoyed the receipe,do trya nd let me know.

Nidhi said...

Very Creative snack Usha, I read it before as well and then thought of trying it. It turned out really nicely and you have given it a perfect name as well. Thanks a lot for sharing. Cheers, Nidhi.

USHA said...

Hi Nidhi,

Thanks for visitng and dropping your valuable comment over here.Do try and let me know...


Hobby Cooking said...

Nice Recipes there Usha,images look yummy 2,
Do visit my blog too for some interesting recipes,and dont forget to share your views,Happy Cooking....!!!


USHA said...

Hi Hobby cooking,

Thanks for visiting blog.Even you blog has got such a amazing variety of recipes...

Taste of Mysore said...

Hi Usha,
That was a fantastic title given to your receipe. Looks yummy2.

Geetha said...

hi...looks yummy..u can add coriander leaves,onion,pepper powder instead of chilly powder..white pepper n black pepper powder...i tried like this method...Next i ll try as per ur instruction...thnx 4 ur sharing

USHA said...

Thanks for your comment and nice suggestion.,,,sure will try your way...