Recipes By Cuisine

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.
Nutrition Facts
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%
Sugars 22.6g
Protein 19.0g 38%
Cholesterol 208.7mgs 69%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
  Serves:  4       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites

Ingredients
  • 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

Instructions
  1. Boil the eggs in a pan of water for about 6 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Grind the meat in a food processor for about 30 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and process to a smooth dough.
  4. Spilt the dough into four pieces. Wet your hands and take each piece of dough and shaped it into a ball.
  5. 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.
  6. Either shallow fry in about 3 cm (1″) of oil until golden brown, or deep fry at 180°C for about 6-7 minutes.

Titli’s Tips
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!