Nargisi Koftay (Egg Stuffed Meat Balls)

Ingredients for kofta’s:

  1. Mince beef 1/2 kg.
  2. Boiled eggs  6
  3. Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp.
  4. Red chilli powder 1 tsp.
  5. Salt 1 tsp.
  6. All spice powder or garam masala 1 tsp.
  7. Chanay or gram flour (besan) 1 tbsp.
  8. Poppy seeds 1 tbsp.
  9. Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
  10. Onion 1
  11. Green chillies 3
  12. Mint leaves (chopped) 1/2 cup
  • Roast poppy seeds, gram flour and cumin seeds separately.
  • Grind them together.
  • In a chopper grind together mince, onion, green chillies, ginger garlic paste and grinded masala.
  • Take out in a bowl and add chopped mint, red chilli powder, salt, gram flour and mix them together.
  • Make small balls of the mince.
  • On the palm of one hand press it flat.
  • Put boiled egg in the center.
  • Fold the sides on the egg.
  • Cover, press and give again round ball shape.
  • Egg should be fully covered with the mince.
  • Follow this with all the eggs.

Ingredients for gravy:

  1. Onions 4
  2. Tomatoes 2
  3. Yogurt 1/2 cup
  4. Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp.
  5. Salt 1 tsp.
  6. All spice powder 1 tsp.
  7. Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  8. Coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  9. Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp.
  10. Oil 3/4 cup

Method for gravy:

  • In a pan heat oil.
  • Add onion and fry till golden brown.
  • Take them out from the oil.
  • Grind onions and tomatoes.
  • Put them back in the oil.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder and salt.
  • Stir and cook till oil separates.
  • Put kofta’s one by one.
  • Beat yogurt.
  • Pour on top.
  • Sprinkle all spice powder.
  • Shake the pan lightly to mix.
  • Add 1 cup water if needed.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 20-25 minutes.
  • Take out in a dish and cut them in half.
  • Sprinkle fresh coriander and serve.

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