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Last Updated : Dec 12,2018



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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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Kand Ke Pakode
Recipe# 4973
11 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Thin slices of purple yam coated with a gram flour batter and deep fried makes for unusual and subtle-flavoured pakodas. The crushed coriander and peppercorns sprinkled on the batter coated slices of kand impart a nice crunch and flavour as you bite into these pakodas.
Cheese Corn Balls
Recipe# 30981
11 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Corn is an all-time favourite, so is cheese. Put these two together in the form of a crunchy yet soft-centered deep-fried dish, and you have a chartbuster. Also try other recipes with corn and cheese combo like Corn Filled Bread Tartlets ,
Hot and Sour Soup ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33431
10 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Hot and sour soup, you can feel your taste buds shift gears from the spicy chilli sauce to the sour vinegar, creating a magical experience! a mélange of neatly chopped veggies cooked in stock or waterand other spices makes this a wholesome treat too. Served best with crisp noodles and typical chines ....
Pav Bhaji ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33423
08 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pav bhaji is more than a mere snack! it’s a quick meal that can be grabbed on the go – since large potions of the bhaji are made in advance and simply reheated with a few spices before serving. You just need to wait till the pav is toasted to perfection with oodles of butter! hmm, top with the raw o ....
Methi Moong Dal Subzi (  Cooking Under 10 Minutes)
Recipe# 1737
08 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, simple recipes taste more awesome than the elaborate ones! this is one such example. A very easy recipe combining iron-rich fenugreek leaves and protein-rich green gram dal, the smell of methi moong dal subzi bubbling on the stove will draw your family to the table!
Rose Cookies, Achappam
Recipe# 36061
05 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rose Cookies are not cookies in the real sense, but are so called because they look like dainty roses. This traditional snack is believed to be of Anglo-Indian origin, and is made commonly during
Paneer Makhani Recipe
Recipe# 1494
07 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A favourite with most people while eating out at any Punjabi restaurant! paneer makhani as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of Punjab. It uses one of Punjabi cuisines most ....
Farali Pattice ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33440
28 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Who says a person cannot feast when fasting! faral means "fast" and these pattice are designed specifically for those who are fasting. The coating of arrowroat adds a unique dimension to this otherwise common dish. Served with sweetened curds, to complete the mast experience!
Malaysian Noodles ( Noodles)
Recipe# 22568
26 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Dominance of peanuts is what makes the Malaysian Noodles stand apart from other Oriental noodle recipes. As always, the noodles are prepared with typical ingredients like garlic, capsicum, spring onions, bean sprouts and soya sauce. However, crushed peanuts are used here as both a seasoning and a ga ....
Basic White Gravy, White Gravy
Recipe# 33492
20 Nov 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
White gravy, this curd-based gravy is prominent in North Indian cuisine. It is white to off-white in colour and bland in taste compared to other gravies. It is made richer and creamier with the extensive use of cashewnuts and cream. Combined with mixed vegetables, paneer, koftas or soya ....
Dahi Ke Kebab
Recipe# 30940
12 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rich, richer, richest – you will be at a loss how to rate these creamy and soft Dahi ke Kebabs. Interestingly, hung curd forms the main ingredient of these kebabs, supplemented by paneer and bread crumbs for volume and shape. This trio is perked up with herbs, masalas and cashewnuts, not to forget t ....
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
Recipe# 302
23 Aug 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Manchow soup is a very popular street food in China, and you’ll find push carts selling off this soup customized to individual taste. The hawker will throw in the ingredients you ask for to make it suitable to your palate. Plenty of finely chopped veggies are simmered in a broth which contains ....
Medu Vada,  South Indian Snack
Recipe# 40192
07 Jul 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli , dosa , pongal or upma< ....
Aloo Cheese Croquettes, Potato and Cheese Rolls
Recipe# 32755
16 May 14

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 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 ....
Dum Aloo, Popular Restaurant Style Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe
Recipe# 33534
28 Nov 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 Chapatis or Cooked Rice to make a homely and satisfying meal.
Sweet and Sour Vegetable (  Chinese Recipes)
Recipe# 22772
21 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you believe every dish needs the proper accompaniment to highlight its flavour, then the sweet and sour vegetable is just what you need to enjoy Chinese fried rice to the hilt! walk into a Chinese food court and you will find this item on most tables. This popular vegetable dish can be easily pre ....
Mini Onion Samosa
Recipe# 40490
30 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious bite-sized samosas are excitingly stuffed with onions that have been sautéed with masala powders for that really mouthwatering aroma and flavour. Sautéing the onions rids it of the raw smell and imparts a rich aroma instead. The texture also gets more enjoyable. Mini Onion Sa ....
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
Recipe# 30899
25 Oct 18

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 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 ....
Bengali Style Okra (  Rotis and Subzis)
Recipe# 38905
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When something can be cooked quickly and easily, and is also too tasty to resist, it appeals to everybody! such is the case with the bengali style okra. A fine powder of mustard and poppy seeds lends a unique flavour to this subzi, which features only simple ingredients that can be found in anybody' ....
Paneer Makhani (  Cooking Under 10 Minutes)
Recipe# 1739
21 Feb 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer makhani is a signature dish of punjab, where both cottage cheese and butter are available in abundance. This quick version makes use of tomato puree to save time. We have also used the paneer cubes without frying—it is quicker, healthier and just as tasty!
Kokum Kadhi
Recipe# 8684
15 Jun 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Slurp! What an exciting flavour this Kokum Kadhi has. Indeed, the best of homely flavours, tanginess, is the highlight of this recipe. This recipe is quite different from any other kadhi because it uses neither curds nor besan Inste ....
Pyaaz ki Kachori
Recipe# 3636
15 Nov 18

 
 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 ....
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33435
08 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Veg manchurian, you cannot miss the inimitable smell of cooking garlic, onions and chillies, which will grab your attention even from 500 metres away! this ever-popular chinese dish is really easy to make. When you eat these deep-fried vegetable balls in a soya sauce based gravy, do not let mundane ....
Gajar ka Halwa,  Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe
Recipe# 2026
28 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Gajar ka Halwa has a traditional charm that continues to please every generation of Indians! Here is a quick and tasty version of Gajar ka Halwa made using the pressure cooker. Cooked in ....
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