How to Make Nargisi Koftay Recipe

Add garlic, ginger, salt, onions, red chili powder, green chili, green coriander, gram flour and bread slices to minced meat and grind finely twice.

Add raw egg to ground mince, mix well and store in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Boil eggs and peel off.

Cover boiled eggs with mince with oily hands. Store mince-covered eggs in fridge until gravy is prepared.

Heat oil in a large pan and add whole garam masala (all spices powder) and wait until it crackles.

When it crackles, add onions and fry to golden brown.

Add ginger, garlic, salt, ground red chili, ground coriander, turmeric powder and white cumin to yogurt and make a paste.

Add yogurt spice paste.

Cook yogurt until oil becomes visible separately.

Add a cup of water, and when it simmers, add meatballs.

Cook until water is dried without covering the pan.

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When water is dried, add another cup of water, add green chili and place for dam on low heat.

Nargisi Koftas are ready. Take out in a dish and garnish with green coriander and serve.
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Preparing Nargisi Koftas


For Koftas:

  • Mince: 1kg
  • Ground Ginger Garlic: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Onions: 2 medium
  • Ground Red Chili: 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chili: 3 to 4 pcs
  • Green Coriander: 1/2 bunch
  • Gram Flour: 4 tablespoons
  • Bread Slices: 2 pcs
  • Eggs: 9 pcs
For Gravy:
  • Onions: 2 medium (thin chopped)
  • Ginger Garlic Powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Ground Red Chili: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • White Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Whole All Spice Powder: 1 tablespoon
For Garnishing:
  • Green Chili: 3 to 4 (thin chopped)
  • Green Coriander: 1/2 Bunch (thin chopped)


Method for Koftay

  1. Add all spice ingredients to mince and grind twice.
    Add one egg to ground mince and mix well. Store in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Boil 8 eggs hard, oil your hands slightly and wrap eggs with mince. You can tie it with string as well. Store in refrigerator until gravy is prepared.

Method for Gravy

  1. Heat oil in a large pan for 3 to 4 minutes, add whole garam masala (all spices powder) and wait until it crackles.
  2. Fry onions to golden brown.
  3. Add ginger, garlic, salt, ground red chili, ground coriander, turmeric powder and white cumin to yogurt and put in pan.
  4. Cook yogurt until oil becomes visible separately.
  5. Add a cup of water, and when it simmers, add meatballs.
  6. Cook until water is dried without covering the pan.
  7. Meanwhile, stir the pan a couple of times with the help of a cloth.
  8. When water is dried, add another cup of water, add green chili and place for dam on low heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
Take koftas out carefully. Then take gravy in a serving dish. Then cut meatballs in length and place in the gravy and serve.



1. Before cutting kofta, dip knife in hot water.
2. Koftas can also be prepared like shami kababs
(add ginger garlic, red chili, onions, split bengal gram to mince and boil and then add rest of the spices.)

Today, we are going to learn how to make nargisi kofta recipe with step by step guide with pictures. Nargisi koftay is a famous Pakistani dish with very unique ingredients which are specifically used in this recipe to achieve a wonderful taste.

Recipe uses minced meat, eggs, bread slices, gram flour and yogurt mainly with other spices and basic ingredients. Since it uses eggs and gram flour (besan), it has a very unique taste that is the reason of it's popularity. Nargisi koftay is a famous dish in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh and deemed as a special occasion dish served at parties, gatherings and at weekends when whole family dines together.

Get the recipe in Urdu and English with step by step easy instructions.

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  • Sep 19, 2020

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  • Apr 07, 2020

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  • yaseen, haiderabad
  • Jul 24, 2019

I made the nargisi kofta using ground beef. I did reduce the oil to a ¼ cup but next time I'll even half my oil quantity to 1/8 cup. It's more than enough for our family. I served it with plain steamed rice and I think it's better because it brings out the flavours of the kofta curry. Perfect! Thank you loads for posting.

  • Fareed, Karachi
  • Mar 25, 2019

I’ve seen pakoray with boiled egg inside but nargisi koftay recipe just takes the cake! I never even imagined how tasty these nargisi koftay are and it’s even more delicious for me if I leave the egg half boiled so that I can enjoy the melted yolk when I open the kofta.

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  • May 25, 2018

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  • May 02, 2018

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  • Apr 13, 2018

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  • Mar 13, 2018

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  • Sep 15, 2017

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  • Jul 08, 2017

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  • Jun 30, 2017

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  • Jun 22, 2017

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  • Jun 20, 2017

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  • Jun 14, 2017

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  • Jun 12, 2017

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  • Jun 06, 2017

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  • Jun 04, 2017

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  • May 29, 2017

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  • May 25, 2017

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  • May 19, 2017

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  • May 18, 2017

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  • May 12, 2017

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  • Apr 25, 2017

It was really a great experience trying this recipe. I made it for my for my friends and they loved the way I have used eggs in it. It was superb indeed. Thanks a lot for the recipe.

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  • Apr 12, 2017

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  • Apr 07, 2017

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  • Apr 04, 2017

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  • Mar 29, 2017

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  • Mar 26, 2017

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  • Mar 25, 2017

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  • Mar 19, 2017

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  • Mar 16, 2017

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  • bakhtawar, karachi
  • Mar 08, 2017

It is great style kofta. Its taste is matchless and with egg, it deserves the best taste. If you are planning to make a kofta dish, forget all others but make this nargisi kofta. And have it with coriander, and hot tandoori or farmaishi chapati. When you make it for the first time, you would think that it is a big deal however second or third time, you would get hands on it.

  • Kausar, Lahore
  • Mar 06, 2017

nargisi kofta is the tastiest dish in koftas and if you want to make it, you will never get a recipe easier than this. I was looking for exactly this step by step recipe , it makes the cooking easier and we can understand the recipe very easily.

  • Madiha, Karachi
  • Mar 01, 2017

it is my favorite kofta and whenever i have to hold a party at home, i must make this kofta along others. whether i make biryani, pulao or qorma, i try to add nargisi koftay as a must item.

  • Rabia, Khanewal
  • Aug 25, 2016

it is very lengthy , can you give me some short way to make nargisi koftay , I am looking for simpler method to make. Ooo you pls tell me a short to make it. I don't want to bother going through this long process. ahm ahm?

  • Sheereen, Gujranwala
  • Aug 23, 2016

I once planned to make this kofta but when I saw its recipe on another website, I abandoned it as it was so difficult and time taking . Luckily today I have seen its recipe and I have planned to make it again. You have given an awesome way to make it. Its so easy after seeing your recipe.

  • Saima Baqar, Chiniot
  • Aug 15, 2016

I am making koftas first time in my life and i searched a recipe, i found kfood recipe for making a nargisi kofta. Before this I have only made tea and french fries before. I am seeing that this kofta recipe is a bit harder than normal recipe however I am aiming at

  • Yusra Jamshed, Hyderabad
  • Aug 10, 2016

nargisi kofte is the top most kofta recipe in pakistan and india. I have never seen any kofta more delicious and spicy than this one. Eggs taste awesome with keema and there are many spices in the recipe. all make the taste wonderful.

  • Zarsha, Peshawar
  • Aug 04, 2016

Is it necessary to use one egg for one kofta? or we can split an egg into two parts and make two koftas? is it right to do so ? I am making it first time so i need ur help.

  • Samina, Mailsi
  • Aug 02, 2016

nargisi kofta has very special taste. I like this kofta

  • Uzma,
  • Jul 30, 2016

In general, it seems very difficult to understand the recipe of nargisi kofta but i appreciate the way you have presented this recipe. This is awesome step by step method. I have completely understood the recipe and now I can make it easily. I must compliment you for this.

  • Iqra Ammad, Rawalpindi
  • Jul 28, 2016

Thanks for posting the recipe in English language. I frequently come to your step by step recipes section and to check out new recipes but mostly I get only Urdu recipes. Today I saw it is given in English, that made my day! You Bravo kfoods!

  • Beena, London
  • Jul 26, 2016

That's the most delicious kofta recipe of all time. It requires a bit more expertise in making however it bears a very delicious taste. We have been ordinary koftas but when I tasted this one for the first time, I am still unable to prefer other koftas over this one.

  • Khalida, Karachi
  • Jul 25, 2016

My mouth just started watering when I saw the picture of final nargisi kofta. I am going to ask my wife to make it for dinner tonight or at least for lunch tomorrow. Now I want it at any cost.

  • Mir Zaib, Peshawar
  • Jul 22, 2016

I like cooking and intentionally indulge myself in cooking activities. I like multi-stages recipes which are long and consist on different parts. Pizza, nargisi kofta, kacha gosht biryani and others like this are my favorite recipes.

  • Samina Babar, Toba Tek Singh
  • Jul 18, 2016

nargisi kofta is replicates the example: the more the sweat the more the reward. (jitna gur utna meetha) . Similarly, here the more spices you use, the more spicy food you get. Putting lots of spices makes kofta a much delighted food of desi culture.

  • Sehrish, Rawalpindi
  • Jul 13, 2016

It is so lengthy recipe. When I was starting my search for nargisi koftas recipe, I was very excited and now seeing this superb recipe, my excitement is doubled. Though, it's easy but pictures and clearly described steps have made it quite easy.

  • Qurat ul Aen, Peshawar
  • Jul 13, 2016

@Amtul Qamar: Here is the recipe of Hyderabadi Kachi Biryani:

  •, Karachi
  • Jan 19, 2016

All your recipes v. Good. I want to have Hadrabadi Kachi Briyani recipe .q

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  • Jan 19, 2016

Plz daily send me a recipe

  • Fhaimunisa, mumbra
  • Jan 17, 2016

ye koftay pehle bhi try kiye the lekin wo baat nahi ayi . recipe samjhna bhi thora mushkil tha jo ab is step by step se kafi easy ho gya hai

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  • Oct 08, 2015

Very nice

  • sultana Abbasi, karachi
  • Oct 07, 2015

Bht zabrdast reciepe h me ap ka step by step reciepe page but pasand h n recipe b nurgesi koftay ke

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  • Sep 25, 2015

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