Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Nargisi Kabab is nothing but a hard boiled egg coated with mince meat,  'Nargisi' is derived from Nargis( Narcissus) a winter flower grown in India.

The flower has yellow center (the color of cooked egg-yolk), surround by white petals resembling cooked egg-white. Nargisi Kofta, when cut in half, the egg-yolk and egg white look like the flower Nargis. This is a Desi version of Scotch eggs.
In my recipe I am using Chicken Mince.

Chicken mince .... 250 gms
Chana dal ........... 4-5 tbsps ( boiled and mashed)
Egg .................. 1
Garlic paste ... 1 tsp
Garam masala .. 1 tsp
Red chilli powder .. 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder ..... 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1/2 tsp
Salt ............... to taste
Besan/gram flour ... 3-4 tbsps. ( for coating) You may use bread crumbs also.
Hard boiled eggs .... 4
Oil ... to deep fry


1. Mix the chicken mince, garlic paste, boiled and mashed chana dal and all the spice powders and salt. Also beat one egg and add it to the mix.(If the mince is not ground finely then use a food processor) Keep the mix in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. It becomes a bit stiff and easy to bind.

2. Peel the boiled eggs.

3. Divide the mince into four parts. Coat each egg with the mince mixture covering it well. Roll them in dry besan or bread crumbs

4. Deep fry first on high flame and then reduce it. Since the mince is uncooked, it takes about 5-6 minutes. Fry to a golden brown colour.

5. Cut them into half and serve sauce/chutney
These could also be served as a curry with gravy.

See how to make the onion gravy paste - Here

Note: I made a simple onion gravy and added all the spice powders and salt.
Cut the Nargisi kababs into halves and pour the gravy over them.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with rotis/naans/parathas.


  1. Wat a fantastic,super delicious and mouthwatering kabab.

  2. The contrasting color looks beautiful and appetizing!

  3. So classy..Royal try this .

  4. thats very interesting and delicious recipe.

  5. Hi Shobha ,

    Kababs Looks AAAwesome !!!!

    Neat presentation as usual:)))

    Keep on Shobha...

  6. always rocking shobha :) fantastic recipe..

  7. lovely clicks and nice presentation :)

  8. That's a favorite of mine too Shobha..Looks perfect !

  9. Lovely, new recipe for me. Looks super delicious!!

    First time visitor to your blog & love your recipe spread. Following you now

    Do drop by my space & follow if you like.

    1. Thanks for dropping by and following.. will surely do the same

  10. Dear Shobha,
    My wife says these look like a delicious and updated version of Scotch Eggs...who am I to argue...I just eat! Wonderful recipe as always. Thanks for sharing.

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

  11. yummy delight dear...thank u for linking in

  12. I am keep on bookmarking ur recipes.lovely shobha .hats off.

  13. Innovative yummy kebab.

  14. wow... kabab looks fantastic.... thanks for sharing the recipe...

  15. Oh My God this is really a fantastic recipe... U really rock dear... Bookmarked

  16. CUte and delicious looking kababs...

  17. Wow kofta looks so beautiful........i like ur step by step photos too.......

  18. I have loved this delicacy - and my hisband makes this beautifully! I, however, am a different story - the mince meat just dissloved in the oil and created a mucky pan! :-) ....

    1. Oh dear .. add some bread crumbs for binding


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