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Nargisi Kofta Recipe

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Nargisi Kofta Recipe

  • Non-Veg
  • Medium



Nargisi Kofta Recipe prepared with Minced Meat Kofta stuffed with Boiled eggs in a rich gravy/curry.


For the Kofta

  • 8-10 Eggs, Hard boiled
  • 500 gm Lamb/Beef /Chicken Mince
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp gram flour (Besan)
  • 2- 3 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves (finely chopped) 1/4 bunch
  • Mint Leaves (finely chopped) 1/4 bunch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

For the Gravy

  • 2 Onions (grind to paste)
  • 2-3 tbsp Almond/cashew paste
  • 5 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 cup Plain Yogurt beaten
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 2-3 Cloves (laung)
  • 2-3 Green Cardamom (choti elaichi)
  • 5-6 Black Peppercorns (kali mirch)
  • 1 tsp black cumin  (Shah Zeera)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4-5 tbsp oil
  • Coriander leaves, chopped almonds/cashews for garnish


For the Nargisi Koftas :

Boil and peel the Eggs and keep aside.

  1. Wash mutton mince and drain thoroughly.
  2. In a Grinder/ Blender add raw minced meat, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, green chilli, Garam masala powder, lemon juice, coriander leaves, mint leaves and grind until smooth.
  3. Add gramflour for binding and mix well.
  4. Make equal sized portions from the meat mixture.
  5. Grease your palms with oil and take one portion of meat and flatten the meat in your palm like a cutlet.
  6. Put a hard boiled egg in the center and wrap the meat tightly around it in the shape of kofta.
  7. Repeat with the rest of the eggs and meat. If possible, refrigerate the koftas for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  8. Heat a non-stick pan add oil at medium heat.
  9. Shallow fry the Nargisi koftas in hot oil until it is golden brown, about 5-6 minutes.

For the Gravy :

  1. In a large non-stick pan/Khadhai add oil at medium heat, add cinnamon stick, cardamom, black peppercorns, cloves and caraway seeds Let it splutter and fry.
  2. Add onion paste and fry till it turns brown colour.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste, fry for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, garam masala powder, tomato puree and fry for 8-9 minutes or until oil floats on top.
  5. Add beaten Yoghurt, Almond/Cashew paste, salt to taste, Nargisi koftas and mix gently.
  6. Add 1.5 cup water and bring the gravy to a boil on high heat.
  7. Leave it to simmer on low heat for 25-30 minutes or until oil appears on surface and Koftas are done.
  8. Cut fried Nargisi kofta into Half and serve with gravy.
  9. Garnish with Coriander leaves and chopped almonds/cashews .
  10. Serve with Naan/Roti/Rice.

Note :- You can also serve Deep Fried Nargisi Kofta as a starter without the Gravy. Sprinkle some Chaat masala and serve with sliced Lemon.

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