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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nargisi Kofta



I remember having Nargisi Kofta in a restaurant long time back. And the taste was so amazing that it stayed in my subconscious mind. After a lot of trial and error, finally i could obtain the desired taste in the Nargisi Kofta exactly matched like that of the restaurant. So now here I'm posting this recipe for all you paneer lovers.
                                                                              
Serves: 6, Preparation time: 40 minutes


Ingredients:
For Koftas:
250 gms Paneer (cottage cheese)
4 tsp Maida
1 big Potato (boiled)
1/2 tsp Salt


For Gravy:
2 Onions
6 pods of Garlic
2 tsp Green chilli paste
2 tsp Ginger paste
3 Tomatoes
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
2 tsp Poppy seeds (soaked for 1/2 hrs and ground to paste)
3 tsp Fresh cream
Salt to taste


Method:
For Koftas:
Mash paneer and sprinkle salt. Seperate 1/3 of the paneer and put 3-4 drops of yellow colour. Mash and mix well. In the balance 2/3 paneer add flour, mashed potato and salt. Make small balls of yellow coloured paneer. 
                                                                                 
Now flatten the white mashed paneer and stuff the yellow paneer. Smoothen out the koftas with wet hands. Shape of the koftas should be oval. Deep fry to a rich brown colour. Keep it aside.


For Gravy:
Make a paste of onion and garlic. Keep it aside. To make tomato puree, boil the tomatoes for 10 minutes on medium flame. Wait till it cools down and throughly blend it in a blender. Keep it aside. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and fry onion garlic paste. Stir a few times. When the onion turns brownish add paste of poppy seeds, keep stirring to prevent it from sticking. Add ginger and green chilli paste now. Stir for 2 minutes. Now adda pinch of haldi, dhaniya and salt. Add the tomato puree and stir for 3-4 minutes till the puree leaves oil. Pour in about 2 cups of water, cover and cook on low flame heat for 6-7 minutes. add fresh cream in the gravy and cook for 2 minutes only. Garnish it with garam masala and coriander leaves.


User comments & tips: 
Pour the gravy in the serving bowl, cut the kofta equally into 2 halves so that the yellow paneer is clearly visible.

42 comments:

  1. I can eat few Koftas without the gravy, looks so yum. Great looking dish! :)

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  2. Wow, Lovely. I love these and as Asha says can eat the koftas. the gravy is so creamy.

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  3. Nargisi Kofta ooks very very yummy Dear

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  4. OMG this is absolutely delicious

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  5. Deepa,

    Kofta looks yummy, gravy delicious.

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  6. Thats a gorgeous looking dish! Yummy!

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  7. oh wow this is looks fabulously yummy..

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  8. Hey Deepa
    kofta curry looks so delicious and rich...love to have it on a special day!! tempting..

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  9. woow!!!koftas are tempting,,looks great and yummy...

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  10. hi.. had made this once in india long back.. ur version looks great.. need to make it soon..

    cheers

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  11. hmmmmmm! shall I grab the whole plate?

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  12. wooow!! these koftas r making me hungry!! so delicious..

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  13. Beautiful rich colours and vibrant koftas.

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  14. That's an excellent recipe...should try this sometimes .thanks Deepa !

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  15. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe:)

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  16. Great presentation and so yummy, thanks for sharing, dear....

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  17. Woww wat a tempting dish....am hungry now!

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  18. such a yummy dish..love the kofta clicks..I wonder why this is named after Nargis :P LOL..

    www.foodlyrics.com

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  19. lovely clicks...kofta looks really delicious...

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  20. That looks absolutely delicious...love this rich and creamy dish :)

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  21. Dear Friends

    Thanks for your wonderful comments. It really motivates me to work even harder and post new recipes for you to relish.

    Deepa

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  22. wow very tempting dish...koftas look fabulous...suprb recipe

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  23. Gravy looks delicious!!!!

    Lovely clicks...

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  24. Yummmm!!!!!! Nice picture dear:)

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  25. Dear deepa
    How are you? I dont know why I am missing out your posts.
    This is very nice, I will try it as soon as I am back , I will use the gravy recipe with minced meet egg kofta option

    bhalo theko

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  26. What a beautiful dish! Looks amazing. I love the color, too!

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  27. Kofta looks delicious Deepa. Added you in my blogroll.

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  28. never tried this.Looks awesome!!!

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  29. DIsh looks exotic and delicious. Thanks for dropping by my blog and helping me discover yours!

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  30. I would have a tough time trying to not eat the kofta as soon as it it made.Looks very good.

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  31. Wonderful dish..always wanted to make koftas at home.. following you.. :)

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  32. Hi Deepa, tks for the visit and for ur lovely comments ya! :)

    U've got an awesome space here! Yummy tummy! :D

    Following U! :D

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  33. Tried this lipsing Nargisi kofta with Keema... and turned out equally good... u can also try that :-). Amrita

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  34. Hi Di,

    I have tried this Nargisi Kofta with Keema & turned out equally good. :-). Amrita

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  35. Hi Deepa, great recipe.. Looks so tempting, I will have to try this soon.. Thanks for sharing!!

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  36. very nice recipe! will try some time!

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  37. looks really good....will be making this one for sure.....have put it on my wishlist :)

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  38. Luks perfectly n delectably done dear.So thick,yumm n creamy Gravy.Drooling here.

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  39. yes this was it deepa. i cud remember paneer though. thanks for this. it is tedious with paneer but end result is awesome

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