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Last Updated : Jun 21,2018



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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 PakodaAloo Cheese Croquettes or Dahi ke Kebabwhile 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.


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Recipe# 33299
Today

 
 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 ....
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Recipe# 32683
Yesterday

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by Tarla Dalal
Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli, dosa, pongal or upma, they like to add a crispy, tasty and protein-rich urad dal vada to the platter. In fact, when you have breakfast in a South Indian restaurant, even in the remote villages, you will be fa ....
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Recipe# 36684
19 Jun 18

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by Tarla Dalal
The nutty flavour and rustic aroma of spinach are the highlights of this recipe, which is popular in most Indian restaurants. Made with very few ingredients, the Cream of Spinach soup is also easy to prepare. Onion gives it a wonderful flavour, while cream gives it a rich mouth-feel. Since spi ....
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Recipe# 33534
11 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Dum aloo is one vegetable which is loved by one and all, it is rich, creamy and spicy all in one. . . Serve it hot with Chapati or Cooked Rice to make a homely and satisfying meal.
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Recipe# 32693
11 Jun 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Aptly called the poor man’s burger! Deep-fried potato patties served between laddi pav smeared with an assortment of chutneys, this serves as a meal at a meagre price of just Rs.12. Serve with fried green chillies if you like stuff a tad spicier, and perk it up further by adding finely chopped o ....
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Recipe# 36452
08 Jun 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Just the mention of corn and cheese makes this starter worth a try, because this duo is a great hit with people of all age groups. Allow the peppy, cheesy corn mixture to cool well, otherwise you will not be able to shape it. Once that step is through, then the Corn Cheese Balls are easy to prepare. ....
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Recipe# 30882
Yesterday

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Bhindi also called okra or ladies finger has acquired an exotic image in the west, but in fact this is one of the most commonly consumed vegetable in India. The Punjabis love their bhindi and eat it in every form, fried curries and stuffed. Here this delicious vegetable has been deep-fried, making i ....
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Recipe# 1448
01 Jun 18

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This is a must-have item, which you ought to prepare and store before trying your hand at Punjabi cooking! You can store Punjabi Garam Masala in an air-tight container for upto a year but if you do not have the time or inclination to make it, use any garam masala available in the market.
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Recipe# 2811
31 May 18

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Mumbai’s very own burger. The vada is made of a spicy potato filling deep fried in a gram flour batter. Along with a hot and spicy garlic chutney, it is served inside a small "Laddi Pav". I have fond memories of sharing a vada pav with my son while travelling on a business trip to Vapi by t ....
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Recipe# 38658
29 May 18

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Upma is one of the most common Breakfast items, all over India. It is a quick preparation using common ingredients, and so it can be made without much ado. Plus, you can also make it healthier by adding a lot of boiled veggies like carrots, beans, potato ....
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Recipe# 32755
28 May 18

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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 ....
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Recipe# 33088
25 May 18

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Aromatic, spicy and flavourful, but very kid-friendly, these Moong Dal crispies make a wonderful snack to send in your kids’ tiffin box. You can make a large batch and store it in an airtight container for around a week, so you can serve it up to your kids whenever they are struck by a sudden hunger ....
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Recipe# 551
24 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Whether deep-fried for the indulgent or baked for the health-conscious, ghughras make tea-time significantly more interesting! fry the ghughras just before serving as they tend to get cold and soggy after a while. You could also try the healthier alternative of baking the ghughras at 200ºc for ....
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Recipe# 33113
24 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is one snack that will be there in most South Indian houses on almost all days. Indeed, this crunchy delicacy made with rice and urad dal flours is an exciting treat that will be loved by all, especially thanks to the peppy aroma and flavour imparted by sesame and asafoetida. Before you start f ....
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