Game bird nargisi kofta

Preparation info
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Appears in
Glorious Game

By Ben Tish

Published 2019

  • About

Nargisi kofta is the classic Indian/Persian scotch egg and dates back centuries. This kofta is a variation of the usual lamb kofta, made from a combination of game meats, which is actually more traditional. You may combine any meats you like to make your own kebab depending on what you have available.



  • 6 eggs
  • 250 g pheasant, boned, leg and breast meat
  • 250 g<


These recipes can be used independently of one another. You could serve the koftas with rice and a green chutney or a raita, or another rich Indian-style gravy or coconut-based curry. They can be cut into half and served along with other foods. Or you could use quails’ eggs instead and serve as a canapé. These will take only a minute or two to cook, and frying them is best.

For the koft