Saturday, March 10, 2012

Nargisi Kofta (Egg balls in spicy gravy)- North Indian Dish

Ingredients
  • Boiled Eggs - 4 nos
  • Chicken (minced) - 300 gms (If you are a vegetarian, you can substitute Chicken with equal amounts of boiled potato and boiled raw banana)
  • Gram Flour - 100 gms
  • Green Chilies - 6 nos
  • Ginger (grated) - 3 tsp
  • Garlic (Grated) - 4 tsp
  • Coriander (Chopped) - 1 tsp
  • Onion (chopped) - 2 nos
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cream - 200 gms
  • Milk - 100 ml
  • Cashew - 75 gms
  • Tomato paste - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper powder - 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 2 nos
  • Cloves - 4 nos
  • Cardamoms - 4 nos
  • Oil For frying
  • Clarified Butter/Butter - 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
Method:

  1. Add Minced chicken (or boiled potato and raw banana), chopped green chillies, 1 ½ tsp of grated ginger, chopped coriander, 1 finely chopped onion, cumin seeds and salt to the gram flour.
  2. Mix well and make a dough by adding water
  3. Make balls of this mixture. Flatten the balls and put half boiled egg inside each.
  4. In a pan, heat oil and shallow fry these balls and keep them aside (This is your kofta)
  5. Heat butter/oil in a pan. Add cinnamons, cardamoms, ginger garlic paste, onion paste and tomato puree. Stir it well and fry for 5 minutes.
  6. Now add pepper powder and turmeric powder. Fry till oil separates.
  7. Mix cream, milk and water. Heat mixture on low heat for 20 mins until gravy consistency is achieved.
  8. Add Kofta in the gravy
  9. Cook for 10 to 15 mins
  10. Serve hot with Indian Bread/pitta Bread or Rice!
Serve with Fried Rice or naan or paratha or roti

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