Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hyderabadi Nargisi Kofta (scotch eggs )

Nargisi Kofta ( scotch eggs ) is an Classic Hyderabadi Dish


For Preparing Kofta

4 Eggs, Hard boiled  
1 kg Lamb/Beef /Chicken Mince
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
1 tbsp Red chilli powder
1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Gram masala
1 tbsp Lemon juice
2- 3 Green Chilli (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
Mint Leaves (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
2 cup Oil

For Garvey

2 Onions (finely chopped)
2 tbsp Almonds paste 
1 tbsp Tomato puree
1 cup Plain Yogurt beaten
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1 tbsp Red chili powder
1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
1 inch Cinnamon stick
2  Cloves 
2 Green Cardamom
 4 Black Peppercorns
1 tbsp Caraway seeds/Shah Zeera
Salt to taste
1/4 cup oil

For Garnishing

Coriander leaves, Mint Leaves and Green chillies washed and fine chopped.

Method for preparing:

In a large non-stick saucepan add Eggs at medium heat, add enough water to cover the eggs.
Bring the water to boil, then remove from the heat.
Cover it with a lid and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 3 minutes.
Crack and Peel the Eggs and keep aside.

Wash Mince and drain thoroughly.
In a Mixer/ Blender add raw mince, ginger garlic paste ,red chilli powder, turmeric powder,salt, green chilli,Garam masala powder, lemon juice,coriander leaves, mint leaves
and grind to a smooth paste.

Take a piece of cling film place on to your work surface,then a take one portion of  mince
Place in the center of the cling film and flatten and then place the egg in the middle.
 Use the cling film to shape the egg, Gently slide up with your palm the plastic wrap and bring in the edges and enclose the egg in the patty.
Then remove the cling film and use your hands to shape into form of Egg.
Make sure the egg is completely wrapped and patch any holes.
Repeat same with the remaining eggs.
Meanwhile,In a non-stick pan add oil at medium heat.
Then fry them in hot oil.
Let it fry  until it is golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.

For the Garvey :

In a large non-stick saucepan/Khadhai add oil at medium heat, add cinnamon stick, cardamom,black peppercorns,cloves and caraway seeds Let it splutter and fry. 
Then add onions and  fry till they change colour.
Add ginger garlic pastes, fry for 1 minute. 
add red chilli powder, turmeric powder,salt, green chilli , garam masala powder,tomato puree, almond powder fry for 1 minute.

Then add Plain Yoghurt,coriander leaves, mint leaves and  and mix well If needed add  little water leave it for low heat till the thin layer of oil appears on the bottom surface.
Now add salt to taste,stir often to prevent masala burning,Do not cook on a high heat,simmer heat
and  cover the pan leave till done.
Remove pan from heat.
Cut Egg into Half and serve with gravy.
Garnished with Coriander and Mint leaves .  


  1. Love your version of nargisi koftas. We make koftas with cooked meat. Looks delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am bookmarking this, looks very delicious. Anything with meat is a winner in my book!

  3. Nice post, I bookmark your blog because I found very good information on your blog, Thanks for sharing more informatiom

  4. Looking delicious..... I like your food guide post, thanks for hosting this.

  5. hi i just tried your recipe,but i had already cooked meat for making shamis but then i changed my mind and show your easy recipe for the koftey,thanks a lot for sharing. it turned out really well and delicious.

  6. Hi, i tried your recipe but i had already cooked the meat for making shamis...but then i changed my mind to make koftey and your recipe turned up and it looked quit easy and the whole dish turned out to b really delicious.thanks for sharing

  7. Hi,
    The recipe looks really amazing and I plan to try it out soon. Just had a query.... have u ever tried to microwave the Kofta instead of frying them. I know it wont really taste as authentic as the friend ones :) .... but I was just trying to reduce the oil usage (I bit of health conscious :P )



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