Nargisi Kofta Recipe

INGREDIENTS For the Koftas: 8 eggs 500 gms finely minced lamb 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp Catch turmeric powder ½ tsp Catch red chili powder 1 tsp Catch garam masala powder Salt, as required ½ cup rice flour 6-8 cups vegetable oil for deep-frying For the gravy: 2 medium-sized onions, finely chopped 2 tsp garlic paste 2 tsp ginger paste 3 medium tomatoes (ground to a smooth paste, do not add water while grinding) 2 tsp Catch coriander powder 1 tsp cumin powder ½ tsp Catch turmeric powder ½ tsp Catch red chili powder 1 tsp Catch garam masala powder 8 tbsp fresh yogurt 3 tbsp vegetable cooking oil Salt, as required Coriander leaves for garnishing Accompaniments with Nargisi Kofta:

  • Butter Naan/Roti/Garlic Naan
  • Steamed Rice


  • Boil 6 eggs till hardboiled. Immerse immediately in cold water and peel. Keep aside.
  • To prepare the Koftas: Put the minced lamb, finely chopped onions, garlic, Catch turmeric powder, Catch red chili powder, Catch garam masala powder, 1 egg and salt, to taste, in a large bowl. Mix well to form a smooth paste. Divide into 6 equal portions.
  • Take one egg and a portion of the lamb mix. Wrap the lamb mix around the egg and smooth with your hands to form an even casing around the egg till it is fully covered.
  • Repeat for all the remaining hardboiled eggs. Place all in a plate.
  • Sprinkle all coated eggs with a fine dusting of rice flour.
  • Heat the oil for deep-frying in a deep pan. Whisk the last remaining egg in a bowl and dip each lamb-coated egg in some of this whisked egg, gently shake off the excess and deep-fry till golden. When done, drain and place on paper towels.
  • To prepare the gravy: Heat the cooking oil (3 tbsp) in a deep pan and add the chopped onions. Fry till light golden in colour and then add the ginger and garlic pastes.
  • Fry for 2-3 mins and add the tomato paste and all the spice powders including the Catch garam masala powder. Mix well. Fry till the oil begins to separate from the masala.
  • Add the yogurt and ½ a cup of water to the masala. Mix well and cook for 2 more mins.
  • Now add the prepared koftas to the gravy and fold in very, very gently to coat on all sides.
  • Cook for 1 more minute and turn off the flame. Slice the eggs in half horizontally.
  • Garnish the dish with chopped coriander and serve hot.
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