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Kadai Veg recipes
Last Updated : Aug 15,2018
Veg Kadai Recipes, Kadhai Indian Recipes
As one already knows, India is a large country with an even larger variety of cuisines. As you go through these cuisines, there comes realization that the utensil you are using is as important as the recipe or any technique. Just like that you are introduced to one of the most principle yet humble items in the Indian kitchen: the Kadai
Kadai is an equipment which has a thick round bottomed pan, and resembles the Chinese wok, but is deeper and narrower. Typically made with cast iron, they are now also made with copper and stainless steel or with non-stick coatings. The ideal reason for using kadai is to obtain maximum medley of flavors by using dry spices and various diced or chopped vegetables.
Kadais made of cast iron are used for deep frying which is needed for making Bread Pakoda, Aloo Cheese Croquettes or Dahi ke Kebab, while the ones made of copper are used in recipes like Peshawari Chole or Stir Fried Mushrooms for stir frying. Kadhai Vegetables and Kadhai Paneer are amongst the most famous subzis at restaurants and they steal your heart with their spicy flavour and rich texture.
Ideally, this utensil is used for cooking with very little water like in Sweet and Sour Stir- Fry, so that ingredients are cooked in their own juices which make them mouth-watering and very enjoyable. This is because of the round bottom of the kadai, which makes the heat distribute evenly and cooks all vegetables perfectly. A lot of the time ground spices are used as well with a little bit of oil to get the vegetables a beautiful flavor as done in Paneer and Red Capsicum Sabzi.
Kadais come in different sizes, the smallest variant being used for tempering or tadka which is infusion of spices in hot oil to add to dals and curries. The bigger ones can be used to make a number of recipes, some of which are provided below.
Pyaaz ki Kachori by Tarla Dalal
These kachoris probably originated in Jodhpur but are today popular throughout Rajasthan. Very few households actually prepare these crisp, flaky deep-fried kachoris stuffed with an onion filling.
Steaming hot Pyaaz ki Kachoris or Aloo Pyaaz ki Kachoris are sold at most 'namkeen' shops in Rajast ....
Matki Pulao ( Cooking with Sprouts ) by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite, a book on sprouts can never be complete without matki pulao! ensure that the matki is cooked just right and not mushy.
Dahiwale Aloo Ki Subzi with Rajgira Puris by Tarla Dalal
Baby potatoes cooked with curds and spices is a great combination for Rajgira Puris. The recipe uses ingredients that are acceptable on faraal days too.
The simple flavour of the subzi is very soothing to the palate, and just right to nourish yourself on a fasting day. The Dahiwale Aloo ki Subzi ....
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada by Tarla Dalal
The moment a South Indian buys a cup of tea
, he would also buy a plate of Chana Dal Vada to accompany it! That is how popular this tasty South Indian
Chana Dal Vada is.
And not without reason. With loads ....
Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia by Tarla Dalal
While muthias can be prepared in varied methods ranging from baking and deep-frying to steaming, you will find that cooking them in a kadhai is not only convenient but also gives them a richer flavour and wonderful texture. Here we show you how to make amazing Bajra Onion Muthias using a non-stick k ....
09 Aug 18
Aloo Cheese Croquettes, Potato and Cheese Rolls by Tarla Dalal
A yummy starter, which is sure to raise one’s expectations of the forthcoming meal! Aloo Cheese Croquettes also look very appetising, so nobody is likely to pass up the tray without tasting one. A melt-in-the-mouth covering of mashed potatoes gives way to a succulent, cheesy filling that has the pep ....
Broccoli and Cheese Tikkis in Pita Pocket by Tarla Dalal
If you are familiar with world cuisine, you would surely have had a go at the Mediterranean favourite, Falafel. Here is an interesting variant of that delicious dish, created by stuffing homemade pita bread with scrumptious broccoli and cheese tikkis. The pita bread, although it sounds exotic, is qu ....
06 Aug 18
02 Aug 18
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Many of the best loved vegetarian Punjabi
dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable. Paneer is widely used and very popular in Punjab due to the abundance of milk and milk products in the area.
This combination of spinach and paneer is no ....
Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking) by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal has a richer flavour than other pulses, which lends itself well to the preparation of a mouth-watering halwa. Soaked and ground dal is sautéed till a rich aroma is achieved, and then prepared into a traditional halwa flavoured with cardamom and saffron.
It is important to stir the da ....
03 Aug 18
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes we yearn for the soothing comfort of homemade khichdi, but also feel like having something spicier. When in two minds, go for the Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi. Made of rice and wholesome green moong dal, this flavourful khichdi gets its punch from sautéed onion and garlic, along with a tr ....
Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk by Tarla Dalal
Tongue-tickler to the core, the Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk is a tasty subzi featuring deep-fried veggies perked up with a traditional tempering and fenugreek leaves. Deep-frying the potato wedges with the peels on, gives it a rustic flavour that you will thoroughly enjoy. Fenugreek and chaat masala, on the ....
01 Aug 18
Basic Goanese Paste by Tarla Dalal
Hardly any goan dish is complete without coconut as one of its main flavouring agents. The native goan chilli is large and pungent. It imparts a red colour to the dish without the fierce pungency of the normal indian chilli. Since these chillies may not be easy to obtain, the kashmiri chilli is used ....
31 May 18
Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is inseparable from gujarati cuisine. It is basically a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. This simple dish requires tact and perfection, which comes from practice. Remember never ....
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