Kilikkoodu / Bird’s nest

Kilikkoodu / Bird’s nest

kilikkoode recipe

Kilikkoodu / Bird’s nest is a snacks recipe in Kerala cuisine,  mainly in Malabar. It’s a non vegetarian kilkkoode recipe we can make vegetarian also.  This is the combination of potatoes, chicken, vermicelli, egg and an aromatic flavor of masalas.  You can serve this kilikkoode recipe in iftar parties.

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Let’s see the making of kilikoodu / birds nest bellow with detailed images. Please do try this delicious snacks and please send your feedbacks in comment box.

Ingredients for making Kilikkoodu / Bird’s nest

  1. Cooked and smashed potatoes  1 cup (2 small size potatoes)
  2. Cooked chicken 1 cup
  3. Onion 1 large size
  4. Green chili 1 chopped
  5. Ginger 1 tablespoon chopped
  6. Garlic 1 table spoon chopped
  7. Curry leaves 2 springs
  8. Oil 2 tbale spoon
  9. Oil for deep frying
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Egg 1
  12. Vermicelli for coating
  13. Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon
  14. Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
  15. Pepper powder 1  ¼ teaspoon
  16. Garam masala 1 teaspoon


Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves, chopped ginger and garlic saute it for 1 minute.

Add sliced onions, salt in to it and fry until the onion become lightly golden brown in color.

Now add masalas like turmeric powder, red chili powder, pepper powder and garam masala powder, sauté for few minutes.

Add shredded chicken pieces and combine well.  Switch off the flame and keep it aside to cool.

In a bowl take smashed potatoes, add chicken masala mix in it.

In a bowl add 1 egg, very little salt and beat well.

Combine well and make tight dough. Take lemon size ball from the dough.

Make a desired shape and dip it in to the egg and rotate  in the vermicelli.

Heat oil in a deep bottom pan, fry till both sides turn golden brown in color.

Complete all dough in the same way, serve it hot.  Thank y all, enjoy cooking.