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Kilikoodu/Malabar Snack

Kilikoodu/Malabar Snack

Kilikoodu/Malabar Snack

Kilikoodu is a Malabar snack made with chicken and quail eggs and coated with vermicelli.It is a deep fried crispy snack that can be served along with tea.The vermicelli gives it an extra crunch. The name kilikoodu means birds nest. If you do not have quail eggs you can use regular eggs cut into quarters. Try this,you will surely love it.


Chicken cooked- 1 cup
Potato medium-2

Quail egg- 6-8

Onion- 1 medium

Ginger Garlic paste- 1  tsp

Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

White pepper powder- 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder- 1/3 tsp

Garam masala- 3/4 tsp

Chopped Coriander leaves- a little

Lemon juice- 1/2 lemon

salt to taste

Vermicelli- 1/2 cup


Oil for frying

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Cook chicken along with salt and turmeric powder and when it cools down, mince in a food processor. Into this add the boiled potatoes and make into a course mixture.

Boil quail eggs, remove shells and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan and saute onions till golden brown. Add ginger
garlic paste and fry for a few seconds followed by garam masala, pepper
powder, chilly powder, minced meat and boiled potatoes,coriander leaves
and lemon juice. Saute this in a low flames till it becomes a uniform
mixture. Allow this to cool down completely.

Take small portions of the mixture and flatten on your palm. Place one boiled quail egg in the center and cover like a pouch so that the egg is in the center and form a ball. If you want you can press gently to form patties.

Beat egg whites in a bowl. Spread vermicelli on a plate.Dip each pattie in egg whites and then roll in vermecilli.Deep fry in hot oil till both sides are crispy and golden brown.Serve with tomato ketchup.

Try it,

Hope you will all enjoy!

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