Thursday, February 2, 2012

Nargisi Kofta Curry


Nargisi kofta  are my all time favorite ,for those who never eat Nargisi kofta ,they are meat ball and in the middle of each kofta there is whole  boiled egg  .
All my child hood days I remember our  family friend  wife always keep kofta with mash rice in her menu and I love them so much after we move I start making my own and usually this was the star of any meal because not everyone can make them  so here we go make them  enjoy them and take all the credit .
Nargisi Kofta


For the gravy
¼ cup canola oil.
1 tsp ginger minced
1 tsp garlic minced
1 onion chopped finely
½ cup chopped tomatoes
2tbsp almonds ground
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 cup tomato puree
1 cup water or stock
1/4 cup yogurt
For kofta
4 hard boiled eggs
3 cup ground beef /goat
2 white bread slices soak in 2tbsp milk
1 beaten egg
¼ cup onion
2tsp ginger and garlic ground
1tsp chili paste
1tsp garam masala
Salt and pepper


Add minced meat, bread slices, onion, ginger, garlic, salt, spices and beaten egg [will act as a binder] to food processor and run the processes until well combine.
Now divide equal portion of meat mixture for all the eggs put each portion    in your hand one by one. Flatten it then put boiled egg to the center and start rolling over the mixture on the egg. Coat the meat mixture evenly to form a nice shell around the egg.
Roll the kofta in your hands holding it farm then let it sit uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes in the regenerator   to evaporate any moisture.

Heat oil in a pot. It is important that the oil must very hot. This is important because it will prevent breaking. Add each egg to hot oil. Roll gently to get all the meat browned all over. This will take no more than 25 seconds. Remove and drain all excess oil on a paper towel. Repeat for all remaining eggs. Let eggs cool. Then cut horizontally in the center into two halves.

For the gravy, heat oil in a deep pan/pot. Add ginger and garlic. Fry till onions turn golden brown. Add all spices, salt, and almonds mix well then Add tomato puree and chopped tomatoes and cook it for 2 minutes add water or stock and cook it for further 10 minutes on simmer. The gravy should be thick. Add yogurt let it heat through. Transfer the hot gravy to the serving dish. Place eggs very gently into the hot gravy with the yolk side up. Garnish with chopped cilantro Serve naan.


  1. Made this yesterday...turned out to be really delicious :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.

    1. thank you majidah for taking time ,for comment and for making this

  2. this was made and consumed today - perfect recipe

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  4. hi copyright holder ,first of all ,this is simple home-cooking kilogrsms may be a bit too much i am sorry if your meatballs broken the reason may be you used minced meat which was old or not used bread soaked in milk and the second reason may be you used less meat around the egg or the oil was not hot i always use non stick pan ,let me know how can i help if you live near my place i can help to cook it for you or give you one on one meat balls class

  5. and sorry i mistakenly deleted you post so here you go i am posting it again thanks
    this was a diaster. the meat fell off the egg even the though the oil was hot enough. Also you shoudl not use cup measurement for meat - , try kilogrsms because a cup can mean anything anywhere in the world who is reading your post.

  6. I made this like a kheema without eggs. I also added some coriander powder to it. Topped off with green chiles and Half teaspoon of red chilies made it tastier to our pallet. All in all good recipe.

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