Sai Bhaji Koftas

Sai Bhaji Koftas are koftas or deep fried dumplings made from the popular Sindhi dish SaiBhaji . Sai Bhaji is a mix of veggies , greens and lentils .

We have some very popular combos which are made very regularly , Sai Bhaji Bhuga Chawara , Sindhi Aaloo is one of them . This meal is made at least once a week . There are times when we make this combo and Juhi and I want to eat something from outside . With Zomato , Swiggy and Uber Eats life has become easy – you just feed the dish on your phone and your food is delivered within a short time . Those are the days when we have leftover Sai Bhaji ! So we either make Sai Bhaji Tikkis or make Sai Bhaji Koftas .

These Koftas are actually very delicious and I love to use my air fryer for all the food which actually needs frying . Air Fryer helps to cut down the guilt . Right ? Coming back to Koftas , all you need to do is dry the cooked Sai Bhaji and add some herbs and spices , make it into a ball . You have the choice to deep fry , air fry or use a paniyaram pan to roast these . You can add them to the gravy of your choice , though I have made a onion tomato gravy .

You can serve these Koftas with roti , Paratha or some Biryani too . At times when the koftas are done , they just disappear in minutes and they taste absolutely fantastic even without the gravy ! So I put the ball in your court , you decide how you want to serve them .

Sai Bhaji Koftas are my Day 1 post under the theme Regional Side Dishes. 

Sai Bhaji Koftas

Sai Bhaji Koftas

Ingredients

Koftas

1 cup saibhaji ( ready )
1 onion , small chopped
2 green chillies , finely chopped
1 tbsp coriander leaves , finely chopped
2 tbsp besan / chickpea flour
1/4 tsp coriander seeds
1/4 tsp anardana
Salt to taste

Gravy

1 onion , large chopped roughly
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 large tomatoes
1 green chili
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste

Method

Koftas

Using a non stick pan , add the ready saibhaji to it .
Let cook on full flame , stirring at regular intervals .
Cook till the saibhaji is completely dry .
Switch off the flame , let cool .
Add all the ingredients mentioned and mix well .
The cooked Sai Bhaji has salt so make sure you add just a pinch .
Grease your hands and pinch out lemon sized balls .
Heat oil and drop them two at a time .
Fry till golden and crisp .
Alternatively use your air fryer to make them crisp .
The koftas are ready .

Gravy

Heat 2 tbsp oil and add onions .
Cook till they turn golden .
Add ginger garlic paste .
Cook for another minute .
Add tomatoes .
Cook till the moisture disappears .
Switch off the flame and let the mix cool.
Once cool blend it to a fine paste .
Transfer back to the pan .
Add the dry spices and cook for 2-3 minutes or till oil separates .
Add water to adjust the gravy consistency .
Let boil a few minutes .
Add the Koftas and serve.

Sai Bhaji Koftas

Some more Kofta varieties

Non Fried Bottle Gourd Koftas

Paneer Koftas in Rich Gravy

 

Print Recipe
Sai Bhaji Koftas
Sai Bhaji Koftas are koftas or deep fried dumplings made from the popular Sindhi dish SaiBhaji . Sai Bhaji is a mix of veggies , greens and lentils .
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Koftas
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Koftas
Instructions
Koftas
  1. Using a non stick pan , add the ready saibhaji to it .
  2. Let cook on full flame , stirring at regular intervals .
  3. Cook till the saibhaji is completely dry .
  4. Switch off the flame , let cool .
  5. Add all the ingredients mentioned and mix well .
  6. The cooked Sai Bhaji has salt so make sure you add just a pinch .
  7. Grease your hands and pinch out lemon sized balls .
  8. Heat oil and drop them two at a time .
  9. Fry till golden and crisp .
  10. Alternatively use your air fryer to make them crisp .
  11. The koftas are ready .
Gravy
  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil and add onions .
  2. Cook till they turn golden .
  3. Add ginger garlic paste .
  4. Cook for another minute .
  5. Add tomatoes .
  6. Cook till the moisture disappears .
  7. Switch off the flame and let the mix cool.
  8. Once cool blend it to a fine paste .
  9. Transfer back to the pan .
  10. Add the dry spices and cook for 2-3 minutes or till oil separates .
  11. Add water to adjust the gravy consistency .
  12. Let boil a few minutes .
  13. Add the Koftas and serve.
Recipe Notes

Sai Bhaji Koftas

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8 thoughts on “Sai Bhaji Koftas”

  1. Last year I noticed how easy it has become to order food in India!! Kofta curry looks good but I think I would prefer eating the kofta as is or sai bhaji tikki. Regardless, it is a cool way to use up left over Sai Bhaji.

  2. Yes Zomato and Swiggy are there for those last minute hunger pangs, but nothing like a well made home meal, right ! this double dhamaka of sai bhaji in a kofta form is so intriguing & inviting 🙂 !

  3. This dish is surely super duper delicious Vaishali. Very nice to know the creative way of using leftover curry. We are still away from ordering and I seriously don’t even know how to order. I know its funny…heheh

  4. Wow! These koftas are awesome Vaishali. Using leftover sai bhaji to make these koftas is a brilliant idea. With some sauce at the side, these would make a perfect evening snack.

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