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Nargasi Kebab Recipe

For Kebab:

  • 250gm ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic,crushed
  • 1-inch piece of ginger,grated
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp cornflour salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • Oil for shallow-frying

For Curry Sauce:

  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2-inch piece of cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves
  • 6 cardamom
  • 1 onion,finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1-inch piece of ginger,grated
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 4 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 400gm tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Mix together the meat, garlic, spices, cornflour and salt to taste.
  • Bind with the egg yolk and divide the mixture into 4 equal parts.
  • With well floured hands, flatten each portion into a round, place a hard-boiled egg in the center and work the meat round to cover.
  • Roll into a ball.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and shallow fry the kebabs until they are brown all over.
  • Lift out and set aside while making the sauce.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the cinnamon,cloves and cardamom and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the onion, garlic and ginger and fry until golden brown.
  • Add the coriander, cumin and chilli powder and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the yogurt, a spoonful at a time, stirring until it is absorbed before adding the next spoonful.
  • Break up the tomatoes with a fork,add them with their juices and simmer fir 1 minute.
  • Add the kebabs to the sauce, season with salt to taste and cook, uncovered,for 25 minutes until the sauce is thick.
  • Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves over it.
  • Serve with hot naan or paratha.
  • Enjoy!
Nargasi Kabab Recipe
Nargis Kebab Recipe