Nargisi Kofta Curry Recipe

Nargisi Kofta
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Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings8
DishMain Ingredient


 Green chillies4 , seeded and chopped
 Onion1 Large, finely chopped
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
 Fresh ginger1 Ounce, scrubbed and grated (25 Gram)
 Lean minced lamb1 Pound (450 Gram)
 Chick pea flour/Plain flour2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Hard-boiled eggs8
 Plain flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (As Required For Coating)
 Ghee2 Ounce (50 Gram)
 Bay leaf1 Large
 Green cardamoms4
 Cinnamon stick1
 Garam masala2 Tablespoon
 Tomatoes14 Ounce (1 Can, 397 Gram)
 Natural yogurt1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
 Chopped coriander leaves1 Tablespoon (As Required For Garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 361 Calories from Fat 149

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g25.8%

Saturated Fat 7.5 g37.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 289.1 mg

Sodium 253.7 mg10.6%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.9%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 31 g61.4%

Vitamin A 21.3% Vitamin C 37.9%

Calcium 12.2% Iron 8.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a large bowl, combine the minced lamb, 1/2 chopped chillies, garlic, raw egg, flour and plenty of seasonings together; mix thoroughly.
2) Divide the meat mixture into 8 equal portions, shape each into a round cake and cover each hard-boiled egg completely with a portion of the meat mixture.
3) Coat the the koftas ( egg-meat ball ) with a little flour and keep aside.
4) In a wok, melt the ghee or heat the oil, fry the prepared kofta, turning gently, until evenly browned.
5) Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
6) Add the bay leaf and whole spices into the wok and stir-fry for a few minutes.
7) Stir in the rest of the chillies, onion and ginger, cook until the onion is tender but not browned.
8) Add the garam masala and stir-fry for a few minutes.
9) Stir in the tomatoes and yogurt, bring to a boil, then return the kofta to the wok.
10) Cover and simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes, turning over the kofta half-way through cooking.

11) Garnished the Nargisi Kofta Curry with chopped coriander and serve immediately.