Potato nests

Yup, we are over doing potatoes on this blog. And we have no real reason for it. Promise to keep the potatoes away for at least 3  months right after you tell us how absolutely wonderful this potato side dish looks!


Ingredients :

  • ½ C bonesl ess chicken/ crumbled paneer
  • 4 large potatoes- boiled and grated
  • ½ C sliced mushrooms
  • 4 tbsp softened butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • A few sprigs of coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Mash  the boiled potatoes till smooth.
  • Add in 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp milk and the seasoning.
  • With your hands or with the help of a katori/vati shape into small nests.
  • Cover the baking tray with greased aluminium foil. Place the nests on it. Bake at 200 deg.C for 15- 20 mins, till the nests are set.
  • Melt 1 tbsp butter and sauté the chicken/paneer till golden.  Add some water and cook till done (in the case of paneer the cover and cook step can be skipped).
  • Sauté mushrooms and add to the chicken/paneer.
  • Fill the mushroom-chicken/paneer filling in the nests, garnish with coriander and serve.


Source:Nita Mehta’s Bakes and Cakes


Notes: The humble potato is probably the most versitile sabzi I have  ever met. Falling short of cauliflower in  for dinner? Throw in some potatoes to increase teh quantity of the sabzi.  Dint get time to go vegetable shopping this week? Look around, there are sure to be some potatoes and onions around- throw them together to make a simple vegetable and tide over the vegetable drought. There are  millions of ways to cook and serve potatoes- this recipe is just one of the many that you will find on the blogosphere. What do I like about it?  Its not too complicated to do and its looks very good. The original recipe asks for chicken. I subsituted it with paneer with sauted grated carrots and spring onions. You could use any kind of filling- mushrooms, sauted bell peppers and onions, baby corn,shredded spinach and olives. Basically anything you fancy.


7 thoughts on “Potato nests

  1. we no needing any excuse for using potato!
    if we have to. here’s one – the world is depressing, and potato is a natural anti-depressant! so there! 😀

    this looks wonderful! i think i’ll skip main course n have 3 of this side dish, wat say?? 😀 😀

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