Veg Nargisi Kofta Recipe | Nargisi Kofta Curry | Kofta Curry


Nargisi Kofta Curry is a well known Mughlai cuisine. Nargisi Koftas are originally, made with minced meat covered on the boiled eggs. Here, I am sharing the vegetarian form of that.

Mughlai cuisine itself is super rich and full of aromatic flavors. A perfect blend of richness with spices. The Shahi Mughlai dishes are well known for their non vegetarian specialties. Its Paneer / vegetarian version is also super great for special dinner parties.

Veg Nargisi koftas are mouth watering and a perfect choice for special occasions.

Veg Nargisi Kofta Curry | Nargisi kofta | Mughlai kofta

Nargisi koftas are the authentic Shahi Mughlai Cuisine in which koftas are made with boiled eggs and meat. Hare, we are following the same authentic recipe with little variations. As, I am sharing the vegetarian version of the original dish, So, I am replacing meat and egg with potatoes and paneer. 😉
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 kadhai for frying
  • 1 hard bottomed pan


For Koftas

  • 50 gms Paneer grated
  • 2 big potatoes boiled and grated
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder/ haldi
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 2 tbsp Bread crumbs
  • Salt to taste

For Slurry

  • 1 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Water

Khada masala

  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 Whole black Pepper

For gravy

  • 2 Onions Boiled and Ground to paste
  • 2 Tomatoed Blanched and pureed
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garllic paste
  • 1/2 t green chili paste
  • 8-9 Cashews
  • 1 tbsp Khus Khus
  • 1 tbsp Melon Seeds
  • 20 gms Milk warm
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Cream

Sookhe masale

  • 1/2 tsp Haldi powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste

to warnish

  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves Chopped


For gravy

  • Soak cashewnuts, melon seeds and khus-khus in warm  milk for atleast 30 minutes.
  • Grind it to smooth paste. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add all the ingredients mentioned under Khade masala in it.
  • Add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and green chilli paste.
  • Cook till it turns golden brown.
  • Add pureed tomatoes.
  • Cook till oil separates from the gravy. Add cashew paste.
  • Add all the Sookhe masale and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add appropriate amount of water to make a thick gravy.
  • Bring it to boil and cover it with lid. Let it cook for another 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add cream and mix generously. Turn off the flame.

For Koftas

  • Mash boiled potato.
  • For outer layering of koftas, mix grated potatoes with a little salt and black pepper in it.
  • For inner layering of koftas, take crushed paneer, mix it with a little salt and turmeric in it.
  • Take a ball of potato stuffing, make a cavity in the center. Place the paneer stuffing in the center. Close it gently.
  • Give it an oval shape of eggs gently.
  • Make a slurry of corn flour and water. Dip these kofta eggs in in this slurry.
  • Roll them in toasted bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and fry till golden brown.


  • Add kofta balls in the serving bowl. Add gravy on top of it.
  • Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Your yummy Veg Nargisi kofta curry is ready to serve.
  • Serve it with naan, roti, lachcha paratha along with green chutney.


Here, i am sharing a super rich creamy authentic Shahi mughlai dish with vegetarian variation. It is super easy to cook.
Some points:
  • As it is a Shahi Mughlai dish, it has a super rich gravy. So, Cashews, melon seeds and khus khus are important. 
  • Secondly, you can do some variations in koftas. You can add different veggies in boiled potatoes, if you want.
  • Thirdly, the gravy should be of appropriate thickness. It should not be too watery.
A super rich shahi recipe, perfect for you special occasions. 🙂
Course: Amritsari, Dinner, Healthy, Indian, Lunch, Main Course, Mughlai, North Indian, Punjabi
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, Punjabi
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