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Nargisi Kofta (Lamb and Egg Curry)
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This dish looks complicated but is easy to make. It goes well with rice and bread (such as naan). It is typically made with lamb but you can try substitutions like chicken. Some recipes skip pre-cooking the meat and dip the koftas in beaten egg before frying. That preparation takes less time overall. Finally, if you can't find chickpea flour, try substituting rice flour.

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North Indian Meat Main Dish

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1 lb ground lamb
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced or chopped
1" piece ginger, chopped
1/2 tsp. turmeric
3/4 cup water
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 tbsp. chick-pea flour (besan)
1 tbsp. plain yogurt
6 eggs, hard boiled
1 egg beaten
1/2 tsp. garam masala
Vegetable oil, for frying

For curry:

Vegetable oil, or ghee if available
2 medium onions, chopped
8 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
2 tomatoes
1" piece ginger, chopped
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. garam masala
10-15 coriander leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup water


  1. Combine the water, ground lamb, chopped onions, garlic, turmeric, salt and pepper and mix well. Cook for 25 minutes over low heat.
  2. Mix in chick pea flour and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  4. Mix in beaten egg, garam masala, and yogurt to form a slightly sticky mixture.
  5. Coat each hard-boiled egg with the lamb mixture and set aside.
  6. Heat vegetable oil over medium high heat. Gently place koftas in heated oil and fry until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  8. Prepare the curry by grinding the tomatoes in a food processor (do not add water) to make a paste
  9. Heat the vegetable oil or ghee in a medium sauce pan over medium heat and saute onions until golden brown.
  10. Add garlic, ginger, tomato paste, and yogurt and fry until the mixture thickens into a paste.
  11. Add 1 cup water and cook, covered, for ten minutes.
  12. Transfer the curry to a baking dish, cut the koftas in half and arrange in the curry.
  13. Cover and bake for 20 minutes at 250 F.
  14. Serve garnished with coriander leaves.

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Nikita says...
Rating is 3

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