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  • Recipe of Nargisi Kofta | Egg Chicken Kofta

    Nargisi Kofta is a rich and exotic Mughlai recipe, the dish is made with a combination of keema (minced chicken, minced mutton or minced lamb) and boiled eggs. In this nargisi kofta recipe hard boiled eggs are wrapped in marinated minced meat and fried to make kofta, then these koftas are cook with a rich and spicy curd gravy called Nargisi Kofta Curry. Delicious Nargisi Kofta can be served with Boondi Raita with Biryani, Pulao, Roti or Lachha Paratha for parties or weekend dinner or lunch.

    Recipe of Nargisi Kofta is very tempting and mouth watering!!! The word Nargisi comes from 'Narcissus', a beautiful winter flowers with white petals and a yellow center. When we cut Nargisi Kofta from the middle it looks like a flower.

    We are sharing with you the recipe of Nargisi Kofta which is made using boiled eggs wrapped with minced chicken and cooked in a delicious creamy gravy of tomatoes and curd. Follow this Nargisi Kofta recipe and make this delicious dish Nargisi Kofte easily at your home.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 20 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 1 Hour 30 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Non Vegetarian

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nargisi kofta Ingredients


For Kofta

Chicken, Minced1/2 KGEggs8
Onion1 MediumGinger Garlic Paste1 Tablespoon
Green Chillies4 - 5 or As Per TasteCoriander Leaves1 Tablespoon
Desi Ghee, Butter or Oil2 Tablespoon, MeltedRoasted Cumin Powder1 Teaspoon
Chilli Flakes1/2 Teaspoon or As Per TasteTurmeric Powder1/4 Teaspoon
Black Pepper Powder1/2 TeaspoonGaram Masala Powder1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander Powder1 TeaspoonSalt1/2 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
Chaat Masala1/2 TeaspoonRoasted Chickpeas Flour1/3 Cup
Ghee or OilTo Fry  

For Gravy

Tomatoes2 LargeOnion2 Medium
Ginger Garlic Paste1 TablespoonFresh Curd1/2 Cup (100 Gms)
Cashews15Green Chilli2 - 3 or As Per Taste
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder1 TeaspoonRed Chilli Powder1/2 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
Coriander Powder2 TeaspoonSalt1 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
Roasted Cumin Powder1 TeaspoonGaram Masala1/2 Teaspoon
Green Cardamom3 - 4Cloves3 - 4
Chaat Masala1/2 TeaspoonWaterAs Required

Direction To Make

Let's start the recipe of Nargisi Kofta.

  • Boil eggs and keep aside.
  • Make flour by grinding roasted chickoeas.
  • If you don't have minced chicken, you can cut the boneless chicken into small pieces and grind it.
  • Make a puree by grinding 2 tomato and keep it aside to use in the gravy.
  • make the paste of cashewnut and green chilli and keep it aside to use in the gravy.
  • Cut onions (2+1) into thin slices and deep fry them till they become golden brown and crispy to make birista and keep aside.

Making of Kofta

  • Peel the boiled eggs.
  • Put in the minced chicken blending jar, add Desi Ghee, Coriander Leaves, Ginger Garlic Paste, Onion Birista (1 Onion), Green Chillies, Roasted Cumin Powder, Turmeric Powder, Black Pepper Powder, Chilli Flakes, Garam Masala, Coriander Powder, salt, chaat masala and roasted chickpea flour and grind them well.
  • The soft mixture for wrapping the eggs is ready. Wet your hand a little.
  • Take a large portion of the mixture in your hand and flatten it as much as possible on your hand.
  • Place a boiled egg over it and wrap the egg well with the mixture, if necessary take a little more mixture and make a raw kofta.
  • Keep the koftas aside in a plate. Make the remaining koftas in the same way.
  • If you have some minced mixture left and there is no egg left, then you can make koftas without eggs by giving them the shape of a ball.
  • Heat ghee or oil in a pan on medium heat, when the ghee becomes hot enough, then carefully add the raw koftas one by one.
  • Fry all the koftas until they turn golden brown from all sides.


  • Put 1/2 cup ghee in a vessel and heat it. You can use the same ghee or oil that you use for frying the koftas.
  • When the ghee is hot, add ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute while stirring continuously.
  • Add all the dry spices for the gravy like Kashmiri red chili powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, salt, roasted cumin powder, garam masala, green cardamom, cloves and chaat masala and some water. Fry for 3-4 minutes while stirring continuously.
  • Add fresh curd and tomatoes and fry them till the water dries up and oil starts coming to the surface.
  • Add cashew paste, chilli paste and onion barista (you can make onion barista paste) and fry well on medium high flame.
  • Now add about 1 1/2 cups of water and mix well. Add fried koftas to it and let it boil on medium high flame. Once it starts boiling, reduce the flame, cover the vessel and let it cook on low flame for about 20 minutes. While stirring occasionally.
  • Nargis koftas are ready. Take the delicious Nargisi kofta out in a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve delicious Nargis Kofta with roti, biryani or pulao in your lunch or dinner.


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