Nargisi kofta also called as Nargisi kofta curry refers to a curry comprising of kofta or meatballs in a gravy. It is very popular in Middle Eastern countries, Pakistan and India. It is a very spicy preparation that is typically served as a main dish.
Ingredients Used and Popular Methods of Preparation of Nargisi kofta
Nargisi kofta recipe consists of two parts-one being the kofta and the other being the gravy. For making kofta or the meatball ingredients include- minced meat(commonly lamb), eggs, chopped onions, chopped garlic, turmeric powder, green or red chilies or red chili powder, ginger, garam masala(coriander seed, black pepper, ginger, cumin, cardamom, clove and cinnamon, white cumin), salt and flour are needed. For making the gravy tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, yoghurt and cooking oil are needed. The eggs are hard boiled and then cooled by immersing them in water. For making kofta lamb mince, chopped onions, chopped garlic, turmeric powder, green or red chilies or red chili powder, ginger, one raw egg and garam masala powder are mixed together. Thereafter the mixture is used to cover the peeled boiled egg and deep fried in hot oil till golden brown. This makes the kofta. For the gravy in a pan in hot ghee, onions are added and sauted till golden brown. Thereafter the tomatoes are added and cooked till soft. Chopped garlic, turmeric powder, green or red chilies or red chili powder, ginger and garam masala are added and simmered to cook for 15 to 20 minutes. In the cooked gravy the koftas are added and allowed to cook for another 15 minutes. The kofta is ready to serve.
Serving and Eating Nargisi kofta
Nargisi kofta is served with a garnish of chopped coriander. It is served alongwith Asian and Indian flatbreads such as rotis and naans. The dish can be made and served on special occasions such as Id and Ramadan.
Popular Nargisi kofta recipe Variations
Nargisi kofta recipe can be made with variations to include vegetables such as grated louki or bottle gourd and boiled and mashed potatoes in the kofta mixture. Meat can include other meats such as chicken. The gravy can also include ingredients such as yoghurt. The flour used to make the kofta can normally be chickpea flour, rice flour or even cornflour.