Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I have bookmarked this recipe from a friend of mine in January. Nargisi Kofta demands so many vegetables and ingredients. As all the vegetables needed for Nargisi Kofta were sitting in my fridge, I took a decision to prepare Nargisi Kofta in dinner today. Everyone liked it very much.......!!!!!

Grated Cauliflower     1 cup
Grated Cabbage     1 cup
Grated Carrot    1/2 cup
Boiled Potato     2
Capsicum     2(medium, chopped)
Paneer     1/2 cup
Boiled Peas     1/2 cup 
Maida/Refined Flour     2 tsp
Cornflour     2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste     2 tsp
Onion Chopped     1 
Green Chilli     2
Tomato Puree     2 Tbsp
Mawa/Khoya     1/2 cup
Cinnamon Stick     1
Bay Leaf     1
Cloves     3-4
Garam Masala     1 tsp 
Dhaniya Powder     2 tsp 
Cardamom (black)     2-3
Butter     1 Tbsp
Kitchen King Masala     1 tsp
Read Chilli Powder     1 tsp
Degi Mirch     1 tsp
Mint Leaves     8-10
Fresh Cream     1 Cup

Salt     to taste
Oil     to Deep Fry

1.   In a bowl mix all the grated vegetables and add 1 tsp salt and rest for 10 min. to squeeze out the water.
2.   Then add boiled mash potatoes, paneer and boiled peas. Mix very well with fingers.
3.   Now add capsicum and onion to it.
4.   Add cornflour and refined flour, salt, chilli powder and garam masala in it.
5.   Mix very well and make medium size balls out of the mixture.
6.   Deep fry the balls in really hot oil till golden brown in color.

For the Gravy
1.   Grind cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom and cloves in grinder.
2.   Heat one teaspoon oil in a nonstick pan and saute this masala for 2-3 min. 
3.   Add mint leaves in it.
4.  Tip in degi mirch, tomato puree and khoya. Fry this for 10 min..
5.   Add dhaniya powder , kitchen king masala./ and salt
6.   Switch off the fire, cool this masalaa mixture and grind the mixture in grinder.
7.   Transfer this into a pan . Add some water and fresh cream and butter(AMUL BUTTER)
8.   Gravy is ready.
9.   Now take a serving dish, place the koftas and settle the gravy. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Sending this to Priya and Aipi’s "Bookmarked recipes Vol.33" event and Charitha's "C for Colourful Currys"


  1. OMG - These look TOOOOOOOO temptinng, delicious - the kind of color that has my gastric juices flowing- Super Yummy post - bookmarking for making~! Thanks dear!

  2. May I request you something - Since there are so many ingredients and 2 things namely the kofta and gravy, It may be useful to us if you break up the ingredients like you have the preparation part - Reason is I really would like to make this version of the dish - Thanks a lot dear :)

  3. Awesome clicks... Lovely curry and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..

  4. Looks delicious.This is a new recipe to me. Will try this

  5. thanks all for your lovely and valuable comments

  6. Wow...love that creamy texture....kofta's look extremely yum....

  7. Totally droolworthy n awesome..the color n texture is very appetizing!!
    Great recipe..
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

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  8. Hi,
    first time here...
    That looks tempting and delicious!

  9. Always wanted a foolproof kofta recipe, this one looks so promising.

  10. The kofta and the gravy look luscious and uber tasty! You have a lovely space and wonderful recipes Deeksha!

  11. beautiful dish....you hv a nice space..

    happy to follow you..

    chk out my space too: