Nargisi Kofte / Indian Meatballs Stuffed With Boiled Egg

Half kg Mince - Beef/Chicken/Lamb
1 egg - whisked
Turmeric - half tsp
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Cumin seed powder - 1 tsp
Coriander seed powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - half tsp
Black pepper powder - half tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Roasted gram flour - 2 tsp
Roasted shredded coconut powder and poppy seeds- 1 tsp each (powdered)
Rice flour - 2 tsp
All purpose flour - 2 tbsp (you can add more if needed)
1 medium sized onion - chopped
2-3 green chillies
A few sprigs of both coriander leaves and mint leaves
Shan Seekh kabab masala - 1 tbsp (optional)
Salt to taste

6 boiled eggs

In a food processor blend all the above ingredients except the boiled eggs to a fine, even mixture. Take out the mixture in a bowl and refrigerate for about an hour or so. After cooling, make a patty with a small amount of mixture, enough to cover the boiled egg. Place the boiled egg in the centre of the patty in your palms and close the sides to seal the egg inside. Repeat with the rest of the boiled eggs. Now heat enough oil in a wok or a deep bottomed frying pan to deep fry the Koftas. Fry on low-medium heat for about 10-15 minutes so the mince is completely cooked from the inside as well. As soon as you achieve that color seen in the picture, its time to take out the koftas.

Slice them into half for a wonderful display :) You can serve Nargisi Koftas with Khatti daal and plain rice or with naans and yogurt chutney.

Have fun cooking!


  1. Do you have to cook the mince first, before making them into patties? Thanks!

  2. This recipe looks so special and different from anything I have tried before. Yum!

  3. No you dont have to cook the mince. You just need to fry the meatballs until you feel the meat is tender :)


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