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Nargisi Kofta Curry

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  Green chillies 4 , seeded and chopped
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Fresh ginger 1 Ounce, scrubbed and grated (25 Gram)
  Lean minced lamb 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Egg 1
  Chick pea flour/Plain flour 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Hard-boiled eggs 8
  Plain flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (As Required For Coating)
  Ghee 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Bay leaf 1 Large
  Cloves 4
  Green cardamoms 4
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Garam masala 2 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 14 Ounce (1 Can, 397 Gram)
  Natural yogurt 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Chopped coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon (As Required For Garnish)

1) In a large bowl, combine the minced lamb, 1/2 chopped chillies, garlic, raw egg, flour and plenty of seasonings together; mix thoroughly.
2) Divide the meat mixture into 8 equal portions, shape each into a round cake and cover each hard-boiled egg completely with a portion of the meat mixture.
3) Coat the the koftas ( egg-meat ball ) with a little flour and keep aside.
4) In a wok, melt the ghee or heat the oil, fry the prepared kofta, turning gently, until evenly browned.
5) Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
6) Add the bay leaf and whole spices into the wok and stir-fry for a few minutes.
7) Stir in the rest of the chillies, onion and ginger, cook until the onion is tender but not browned.
8) Add the garam masala and stir-fry for a few minutes.
9) Stir in the tomatoes and yogurt, bring to a boil, then return the kofta to the wok.
10) Cover and simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes, turning over the kofta half-way through cooking.

11) Garnished the Nargisi Kofta Curry with chopped coriander and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 361 Calories from Fat 149

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g25.8%

Saturated Fat 7.5 g37.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 289.1 mg96.4%

Sodium 253.7 mg10.6%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.9%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 31 g61.4%

Vitamin A 21.3% Vitamin C 37.9%

Calcium 12.2% Iron 8.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Nargisi Kofta Curry Recipe