Kofta, kafta or kafteh are various kinds of Middle Eastern and South Asian meatball. In their simplest form, they consist of balls of minced or ground meat--usually beef or lamb-- mixed with spices and/or onions. The meat is often mixed with other ingredients such as rice, burghul or vegetables to form a smooth paste.
It appears that the Moghul emperors took kofta from Persia to India, serving the variation nargisi kofta, which consist of the ground meat mixture wrapped around a hard-boiled egg. The name comes from the resemblance to narcissus flowers when the ball is cut open.