Baked Chicken Nargisi Kofta..Indian Scotch eggs


Hello there. Sorry for being away for so long.Β We just came back from a trip to the Niagara Falls in Canada. It is undoubtedly the best fall in the world. Here is a picture of the beauty. If you have never been there, I highly recommend it. πŸ™‚


Today I am sharing some Chicken Nargisi Kofta with you, or Indian scotch eggs. It is madeΒ by coating hard boiled eggs with minced meat and then deep frying them. These koftas are then added to a delicious gravy and the result is a treat you don’t want to miss. So just like the Niagara Falls above, this is one of a kind and definitely a must try. πŸ˜›


Here is how I made it:


For the Kofta

Hard Boiled Eggs – 6

Minced chicken – 1 pound (Use your choice of meat)

Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.

Roasted Chickpea flour – 1/2 cup

Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Mint Leaves – 1/2 cup, made into a paste, optional

For the curry

Oil – 1 tbsp

Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped

Tomatoes – 2 medium, pureed

Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp

Cashew nut paste – 1/4 cup

Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp

Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp

Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp

Garam Masala Powder – 1.5 tsp

Salt to taste

Water – 1/2 cup

Cilantro leaves – for garnish


  1. Hard boil the eggs, peel and keep aside.
  2. In your minced chicken, add in the ginger garlic paste, roasted besan or chickpea flour, red chilly powder, salt and the mint paste. You can totally skip the mint if you don’t like the taste. Make a smooth paste of this mixture.
  3. Wet your hands and gently coat the eggs with this minced meat mixture making sure an even coating on all sides.
  4. These eggs are usually fried but I baked them instead to make a healthier version. You can definitely fry them. To bake them, preheat your oven to 400F and bake them for about 30 minutes, turning sides midway.
  5. While the eggs are baking, we can make the gravy. Heat oil in a pan and add in the cumin seeds.
  6. Once, the cumin seeds crackle, add the ginger garlic paste and let it cook for a minute. Now add the finely chopped onions and let them cook till they get a beautiful brown color, about 5 minutes.
  7. Its time to add in the tomato puree now. Some people also like to use yogurt for the gravy. You can add half cup of yogurt in place of the tomatoes if you like. Cook the tomato puree till you see some oil oozing out from it.
  8. Once the onion tomato masala is ready add in all the dry spices – salt, red chilly powder, turmeric and the garam masala. Mix well.
  9. Finally, add in the cashew nut paste and about half cup of water. Mix everything well and let it come to a boil. Cook for a few minutes.
  10. Now gently slide in the egg koftas in the gravy, making sure not to break them. Cover and cook for about 2 minutes.
  11. Finally, garnish with some chopped cilantro leaves and serve hot with your choice of Indian Bread or rice.


So that is how I made this delightful dish. It looks beautiful when you cut the koftas and the eggs inside are such a pleasant surprise. I hope you will give this a try.

Thanks for stopping by.


Ritu. πŸ™‚

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Fantastico πŸ‘Œ

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  2. mypinchofyum says:

    Looks Fantastic Ritu. I had never heard about these, until i made scotch eggs and tried to know it’s origin πŸ™‚ And, i was amazed to know that there is a Mughlai dish called nargis kofta which is an indian version of scotch eggs. Looks like you are having a great time with your parents. Enjoy!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the appreciation. Having the best time of my life πŸ˜„

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    1. Thanks for the award dearie 😘

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      1. Lina says:


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  3. Sounds interesting. the combo of spices and fresh herb in here….:)

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it. πŸ˜„


  4. Puneet says:

    Wow, they look so delicious and
    love the fact that they are baked not fried, this thing brought me here!!!! Love it, love to try it as well!!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I always prefer baking everything we usually fry and this turned out pretty good. Do let me know if you try it. Thanks again.


  5. Love these bakes version! And have been to Niagara Falls, American side, would love to visit the Canadian side, it’s much prettier:)

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    1. Must see the Canadian side. It’s so beautiful. Glad you liked the koftas. Thanks dear. πŸ˜„

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