Nargisi Kofta (Nargis Kebab)
Nargisi Kofta is the Desi version of a Scotch Egg – a boiled egg sourrounded by meat and deep fried. This is a spicy version of this dish and should please the most dedicated followers of the Spicy Wee Beastie.
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 373 18%
Calories from Fat 203
Total Fat 22.6g 34%
Saturated Fat 8.0g 40%
Unsaturated Fat 13.2g
Total Carbohydrate 22.2g 7%
Dietary Fibre 1.2g 4%
Protein 19.0g 38%
Cholesterol 208.7mgs 69%Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
- 250 g (8 oz) meat (Lamb, beef of chicken is fine, but I prefer lamb)
- 100g (3 oz) gram flour
- 1 onion, chopped
- 6 chillis, chopped
- 4 eggs
- 1 tbsp chopped coriander
- 1 tbsp grated ginger
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- Oil for frying
- Boil the eggs in a pan of water for about 6 minutes.
- Remove the eggs from the pan and plunge into cold water. Allow to cool. Gently crack the shells of the eggs all over and peel off the shells.
- Grind the meat in a food processor for about 30 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and process to a smooth dough.
- Spilt the dough into four pieces. Wet your hands and take each piece of dough and shaped it into a ball.
- Take a dough ball and press into a pattie. Place an egg in the centre of the pattie and fold the dough around the egg. Work the kofta into a nice even ball. Repeat for the remaining dough balls.
- Either shallow fry in about 3 cm (1″) of oil until golden brown, or deep fry at 180°C for about 6-7 minutes.
Nargisi kofta make a great snack on their own, or they can be cut in half and served with a simple masala gravy. Some people even serve them covered with an omelette!