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Nargis Kofte

Patties like egg stuffed kofte soaked in gravy

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This is one of the mouth-watering delicacies of the traditional Lakhnavi recipies - Spiced mutton patties in mouth-watering gravy.

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

    • 250 gm minced mutton
    • 3 big onions-pasted fine
    • 3 tbsp gram flour or split besan-flour
    • 2 ginger-garlic paste
    • 2 tsp coriander powder
    • 3 red chilli powder
    • 1 tsp cumin powder
    • 1 tsp cardamom-cinnamon stick powder
    • 1 tsp garam masala powder
    • 5 hard-boiled eggs- peeled
    • 1 egg-beaten well
    • 100 ml refined oil for frying
    • 1 big onion-finely chopped
    • 1 tomato-finely chopped
    • 1 tbsp yoghurt
    • 1 cup water
    • 3 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • fresh coriander leaves-little


    For the kofte:
    1. Mix the keema with gram flour,onion paste(2/3rd) and 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste,1 tsp coriander powder,1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder,1 tsp cumin powder,1 tsp cardamom-cinnamon stick powder and 1/2 tsp garam masala powder.Mix well and leave it for 30 mins.
    2. Make five balls of the same size,hollow them in the middle and place a whole boiled-egg in each balls and cover them completely with the keema-kofte batter.
    3. Heat 100 ml refined oil in a kadai.
    4. Dip each kofta in beaten egg and deep-fry.Cut each into half.Keep this aside.Now prepare the gravy.
    For the Gravy:
    1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and add chopped onion,chopped tomato,1 tsp ginger-garlic paste,1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder,1/2 tsp garam masala powder and cook on medium flame till oil separates fom the mixture.
    2. Then add 1 tsp coriander powder,yoghurt,water,1 tsp mutton masala and few coriander leaves and cook for 10 mins,till oil separates and the gravy is blended well.
    Garnishing Nargis Kofte:
    1. Place the warm kofte in a dish and pour the hot gravy on top of the kofte.
    2. Garnish this Succulent mutton kofte with chopped fresh coriander leaves.