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Nargisi Koftay (Nargisi Meatballs Curry)

Nargisi Koftay (Nargisi Meatballs Curry)
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time

45 Mins

6 - 8
Mince meat stuffed with boiled eggs is a very popular Pakistani dish Known commonly as Nargisi Koftae. This dish sounds exotic and tastes outgoing. Add it to a dinner party menu let all friends and family enjoy the graceful curry.
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Source:  Chef Zubaida Tariq
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  • For Koftae:
  • Eggs 8 (boiled)
  • Beef/mutton 1kg (without fat and finely cut)
  • Onions 2 (browned)
  • Poppy seeds 2 tbsp
  • White Cumin 1 tsp
  • Almonds 6(sautéed)
  • Whole black pepper 8
  • Salt to taste
  • Roasted Chickpeas powder 2 tbsp
  • Black cumin 1 tsp
  • Small cardamom 8
  • Red chili 1 tsp (crushed)
  • For curry:
  • Red chili 1tbsp (ground)
  • All spice powder 1tsp
  • Yogurt 1/2 cup
  • Onions 3 (finely chopped)
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Coriander 2 tbsp (powdered)
  • Green cardamom 4
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

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Cooking Directions

  1. For Koftae: In a chopper add raw meat, brown onions and all the koftae masala mentioned above in a chopper.

  2. Grease your hand, take a bit of the meat mixture and spread on your palm.

  3. Place the egg onto the flattened meat and wrap it around.

  4. Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the eggs.

  5. Now take a frying pan and heat some oil.

  6. On a low flame fry the koftas till they turn golden brown.

  7. For curry: In a large skillet heat oil and fry onions till they turn golden brown.

  8. Now blend together fried onion and yogurt.

  9. In the same skillet fry cardamoms for a couple of minute, add ginger garlic paste, coriander, all spice powder, red chili, salt and then yogurt mixture.

  10. When oil forms a layercslowly add in the koftas.

  11. Pour in a warm glass of water and simmer for minutes.

  12. To serve take a large serving dish, first pour the masala then slice the koftas lengthwise.

  13. Place them on top of the masala.

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Comments posted by users for Nargisi Koftay (Nargisi Meatballs Curry) recipe:

  1. AASIA BATOOL, roll eggs in dry plain flour first then wrap them with mince and fry. Hope it will work.

    on Oct 4 2013 6:51PM Report Abuse KHANAPAKANA SUPPORT TEAM
  2. aapa meny recipe try ki lakin jb meny koftay fry kiye to andon per se qeema utarna shuru ho gaya ,or kuch qeema frying pan me b chipak raha tha. mujhy btain asa q hua?

    on Oct 4 2013 3:48AM Report Abuse AASIA BATOOL
  3. Rani, we have our almost recipes in Urdu format as well. Kindly click on "Urdu Tab"

    on Dec 8 2012 5:17PM Report Abuse KP SUPPORT TEAM
  4. excellent recipy but kindly try to post in urdu also so that more people get clear concepts

    on Nov 28 2012 12:31AM Report Abuse RANI

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