Nargisi Kofta is a wonderful meatball recipe with egg stuffing. Nargisi kofta curry is an all time favorite dish of Pakistani families. Mughlai cuisine consisted a list of dishes developed at the time of Mughal empire in India. Nargisi kofta or Indian style scotch egg curry is one of those rich exotic mughlai recipe, a combination of minced meat and boiled eggs. The dish is named after nargisi flower also known as narcissus flower. When you slice open the nargisi kofta it resembles the flower. Chicken nargisi kofta is essentially an Indian style scotch eggs curry.
This dish may sound complicated, but it is actually fairly simple to make. Koftas are basically meatballs and hard boiled eggs are encased in these meatballs. Add nargisi kofta to a dinner party menu and friends will think you cooked all day to prepare it for them. It is widely popular Pakistan recipe and is eaten with great delight. Nargisi koftas are full of protein and a very healthy dish for youngsters and adults alike. Here I am sharing with you recipe of Pakistani style nargisi kofta, make sure to try it.
in a chopper add onion, green chilies, garlic cloves, fresh mint and chop well.
Add mince in the chopper and chop for 2-3 minutes.
Add salt, red chili powder, cumin powder, turmeric in the mince along with melted ghee and ground chickpeas. Chop everything again for 2-3 minutes to make fine paste.
Take the mixture in a bowl, wet your hands with water and spread some mince mixture over your palm.
Flatten it like a thick chapati and then place a hard boiled egg in this flatten keema mixture. Wrap the mixture around the egg to cover it completely. Seal from all sides with the help of wet hands.
Repeat the same process with complete mince mixture and eggs.
In a pan heat the cooking oil over medium flame and then add prepared kofta balls in it.
After 3-4 minutes flip the side and cook kofta from all sides. Total frying time of nargisi kofta will be 6-7 minutes.
After frying take kofta out and keep aside.
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In a pot add cooking oil and turn the flame to medium.
Add cumin seeds, black cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and black pepper corns, cook for 30-40 seconds.
In a blender jug add onion, ginger pieces, garlic cloves, tomato along with few tablespoon of water to make a fine paste. Add water as per your requirement.
Add this paste in the fried spices pot and let this masala cook for 1 minute.
Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, chili flakes, turmeric and salt, mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Turn the flame to low and add yogurt in this masala, cook for another 2-3 minutes or till the water from yogurt dries out.
Turn the flame to medium, add fried nargisi kofta in the gravy and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add water and let it come to boil over medium flame.
When th water starts to boil turn the flame to low, cover the pot, let kofta and masala cook for 20 minutes.
After the time uncover the pot and add green chilies, fresh coriander and garam masala powder in it, mix well. (If you feel the gravy is thinner you may turn the flame to high and cook it to the thickness of your choice).
Tasty Pakistani style nargisi kofta are ready to serve.