Easy Nargisi Kofta Recipe

How to Make Nargisi Kofta

Nargisi Kofta is one of the difficult dishes to make. But you can make it easily by following this Pakistani Food Recipe because there are some points mentioned which we mostly do not know while preparing Nargisi Kofta.

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Nargisi Kofta Recipe

Prep time: 35 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Serves: 4


For Kofta

  • Mince ½ kg
  • Hard-boiled eggs 4
  • Green chili 4
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp or to taste
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Gram flour 4 tbsp
  • Egg 1
  • Cooking oil for deep fry

For Gravy

  • Cooking oil ½ cup
  • Onion 2 (chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
  • Tomato 4 (chopped)
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Yogurt ¼ cup
  • Dry fenugreek leaves 2 tsp
  • Coriander, green chilies, and ginger for garnishing


For Kofta
  1. Add mince, green chili, ginger-garlic paste, salt, red chili powder, cumin powder and gram flour in a food processor and grind them to a smooth mixture. Add egg and process again.
  2. Take mince out and allow it to cool.
  3. Take a handful of mince in hand, spread on the palm, place 1 boiled egg in the center and cover it with mince neatly. There should no cracks anywhere. Do with remaining boiled eggs. See note.
  4. Heat cooking oil in a wok and fry one kofta one at a time with the help of a slotted spoon just for 1 minute. Remove from oil. Set aside all kofta.
For Gravy
  1. Heat cooking oil in a pan and golden brown onion then add ginger garlic paste, sauté for a minute and add chopped tomato.
  2. Now add salt, red chili powder, turmeric, cumin, and yogurt. Cover and cook until oil separates then add dry fenugreek leaves and mix it. If gravy is too thick add water. Adjust salt according to your taste.
  3. Add one by one all kofta in gravy; let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. When it is done take out kofta and cut in lengthwise and arrange in a serving bowl. Pour gravy over kofta.
  5. Garnish with coriander, green chilies, and ginger slices.
  6. Serve with paratha or boiled rice.
  • Before wrapping mince around egg, dust cornflour on the egg so the mince will stick with egg and it will not slip.
  • After coating mince around the egg, you will see cracks on kofta, and these cracks will open when you fry kofta, for avoiding this, beat an egg white and gently rub egg white on kofta with soft hands. You will see no cracks on kofta now. Then fry kofta one by one.