Thursday, May 9, 2013

Kuruvikkoodu/Birds Nest/Vermicelli Chicken Balls

 This yummy snack will be loved by all.Perfect for tea time.
 Chicken(boneless)     450 g
 Chilly powder   1/2 tsp
 Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
 Salt     as needed
-Cook the chicken with the above ingredients in a pressure cooker till done(2 or 3 whistles).
-When cooled shred these cooked pieces and keep aside.
Rest of the ingredients
Onion        4 (big,finely chopped)
Ginger & Garlic paste          11/2 tbsp each
Green chilly               3-4(pasted)
Turmeric powder       1/4 tsp
Garam Masala powder  3/4 tsp
Curry leaves           2 sprigs 
Bread Slices(medium)        4+1
Salt            as needed
Oil           2 tbsp+for deep frying 
-Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a nonstick pan and add the chopped onion.Saute well and add ginger garlic and chilly paste.Saute well till the onions are done.
-Add in the turmeric and garam masala powder. 
-Mix well,add chopped curry leaves and the shredded chicken. 
-Meanwhile cut the edges of the 4 slices of bread (don't discard the edges)**.
-Soak each piece of bread in a little water(add little water in a small bowl)and squeeze out the excess water by pressing the slice in between your palms and add these pieces into the chicken mix. -Grind the remaining 1 slice of bread and the cut-out edges**into powder(bread crumbs)and add to the cooking mixture to make the mixture firm.
-Once every thing gets incorporated switch off the flame and when cooled make small balls out of this.

Ingredients For The Coating
Egg white       of 1 egg
Maida/APF       3 heaped tsp
Water              1/2 cup
Salt              a pinch
Vermicelli      1/2 packet
-Add all the ingredients except vermicelli and make a smooth batter.In another plate add the vermicelli.
-Now take each ball dip in the batter and then coat it with vermicelli.
-Heat oil in a wok and deep fry these balls till golden colour.
-Serve with tomato ketchup.
*Do not use fried vermicelli for coating because once you fry these balls they will turn very dark.
*If using long vermicelli just crumble them and make them into small pieces.
*You can use mashed potatoes instead of the bread slices  (in the filling). 


  1. Oooo that looks super cute,I bet my girl would totally love it.

  2. Delicious and interesting. Perfect for an apppetizer..

  3. looks so tempting,interesting idea.

  4. what a clever idea! i simply love this:-)

  5. Wow, very delicious and nicely explained. Its very interesting and lovely.

  6. this looks really very nice... i thought these were also called kilikkoodu... :)

    1. Yes dear this is also called kilikkoodu..I was in doubt which 'koodu'...I think that's why I wrote 'NEST' :)

  7. Adore the coating,the nest part of it. I can imagine the awesome taste right after the frying process.

  8. looks cute and delicious snack idea!!!

  9. Yummy and looks very delicious. I adored the idea of coating vermicelli on chicken balls.

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  10. Wow! Looks delicious Ruxana... Loved it :-)

  11. Looks absolutely delish! Drooling over here! :)

  12. so cute that vermicelli topping looks. Tempting and feel like grabbing one.

  13. yummy luking chicken balls..beautiful presentation..

  14. They look so yummy! First time at ur place & loved ur recipes

  15. Super Crunchy Snack for Kiddos..

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  16. Very inviting lovely balls...looks very tempting and delicious.

  17. What a clever idea. First time on your blog and love the recipe.

  18. So delicious! Tempting clicks! :)


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