This category has been viewed 59849 times

 Equipment >

Kadai Veg recipes

Last Updated : Mar 23,2019

कढ़ाई - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Kadai Veg recipes in Hindi)
કઢાઇ વેજ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Kadai Veg recipes in Gujarati)

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.

Deep Pan (235 recipes)

Freezer (105 recipes)

Gas Toaster (5 recipes)

Griller (26 recipes)

Handi (10 recipes)

Juicer and Hopper (72 recipes)

Show only recipe names containing:

Appam ( How To Make Appam )
Recipe# 32844

by Tarla Dalal
Appam is a famous dish from the keralite repertoire of south indian cooking. This recipe is an easy-to-make, instant version of the otherwise tough-to-make dish. Since yeast is used, the batter need not be fermented for long unlike the traditional version. Serve appam with slightly-sweetened coconut ....
Vegetable Manchurian ( Easy Chinese Recipe )
Recipe# 4137

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese dish that has become so famous that it is available everywhere these days, from roadside eateries and local restaurants to wedding menus and specialty diners too! The succulent dish features deep-fried vegetable balls in a thick gravy that is flavoured wit ....
Papdi ( For Chaat)
Recipe# 40008
18 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
What’s chaat without papdi? Indeed, this crisp, disc-shaped savoury is a must-have on any chaat counter, because it adds an exciting crunch to many a chaat preparation including bhel puri, dahi papdi chaat, and so on. The best part about this semolina plus wheat flour papdi is that it does not get s ....
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
Recipe# 302
19 Mar 19

  This recipe has an associated video
 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 ....
Vada Pav
Recipe# 2811
11 Mar 19

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Paneer Makhani Recipe
Recipe# 1494
11 Mar 19

  This recipe has an associated video
 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 ....
Subzi Ka Korma
Recipe# 269
05 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Subzi ka korma is a mildly-flavoured dry preparation of mixed vegetables. While you can go with any vegetables for this, i have chosen common vegetables so that the korma can comfortably accompany even rich rotis or puris.
Sweet and Sour Vegetable (  Chinese Recipes)
Recipe# 22772
05 Mar 19

 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 ....
Jain Vada Pav
Recipe# 41443
05 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai’s very own burger, now made in Jain style! Vada Pav is part and parcel of Mumbai’s culture, a signature dish on its street food scene. While it usually uses potatoes, onions, ginger and other ingredients not used by Jains, this version substitutes potatoes with raw bananas. With flavo ....
Green Peas Masala Curry ( Quick Recipe)
Recipe# 1742
05 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Green Peas Curry is a delightful accompaniment that can be made in a jiffy using frozen peas, readily available spice powders. The use of plain flour gives a thick consistency to the curry without having to simmer the gravy for too long. While the flavours of tomato and onion are definitely noti ....
Paneer and Green Peas Burger ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 33063
28 Feb 19

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
Your kids will jump with joy and thank you for this sumptuous treat! A succulent cutlet of paneer and coarsely crushed green peas gives an exciting twist to this crunchy, juicy, satiating burger. Eggless mayonnaise provides the required creaminess, while veggies and lettuce impart an enjoyable crunc ....
Rice and Peanut Pakoda
Recipe# 39576
11 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Pakodas without besan? Just try the Rice and Peanut Pakoda and you will fall in love with it! A mix of cooked rice, crunchy peanuts and coconut bound together with rice flour and enhanced with flavour-givers like green chilli paste, coriander and lemon juice, are used to make crisp and spicy pakodas ....
Bhatura,  How To Make Bhatura, Punjabi Bhatura Recipe
Recipe# 2744
20 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Well-known as an accompaniment for chole, piping hot bhatura is a delightful treat for all, especially on damp and rainy evenings. However, remember that the bhaturas will become soggy and chewy if not s ....
Dal Dhokli ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 578
23 Nov 14

  This recipe has an associated video
by Tarla Dalal
Dal dhokli is a sunday morning delight in most traditional gujarati households! a perfect combination of spiced whole wheat flour dhoklis simmered in Gujarati dal, this can be classified as a sumptuous one-dish meal, but you could also serve it with rice to make it all the more tasty and wholesome. ....
Aloo Cheese Croquettes, Potato and Cheese Rolls
Recipe# 32755
18 Feb 19

  This recipe has an associated video
 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 ....
Herbed Sticks
Recipe# 39299
07 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Although a variant of the humble chakli, Herbed Sticks deserves the exotic name because of the unique flavour that this finger food derives from mixed herbs, commonly used in Italian cuisine. Herbed Sticks shows how common ingredients, a spot of creativity and a little knowledge of world cuisines ca ....
Hakka Noodles ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33433
05 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Hakka noodles, the name comes from the hakka people – the chinese tribe that first moved to calcutta in the late 1700s. These noodles are processed and thus don’t take much time to cook. The boiled noodles and veggies are made much in advance and kept ready for the hungry diners. You just need to wa ....
Dahi Ke Kebab
Recipe# 30940
04 Feb 19

  This recipe has an associated video
 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 ....
Methi Paneer,  Mughlai Methi Paneer Recipe
Recipe# 30949
31 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Every household has its own recipe of methi aloo, however here's a great mughlai recipe that uses paneer along with fenugreek leaves. Methi Paneer can be given more flavour by adding some kasuri methi. Milk and sugar are used to balance the bitterness of the methi. All in all a completely lip ....
Banana Pepper Wafers
Recipe# 39663
28 Jan 19

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp and flavourful Banana Pepper Wafers taste best when made the traditional way! Here, salt is added to the oil to ensure even coating on all the wafers. But, take care to reduce the flame and then add the salt-water mixture. Move away as soon as you add it, since the oil might splutter. Likewise ....
Pyaaz ki Kachori
Recipe# 3636
21 Jan 19

 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 ....
Peanut Chikki
Recipe# 41000
21 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Think chikki, and peanut is the first option that comes to mind! Indeed, the combination of peanuts and jaggery, prepared in a crisp and exciting form, is a time-tested and ever-popular snack, which has won the hearts of Indians and others. Here is a detailed step-by-step recipe that shows you how t ....
Cream Of Spinach Soup, Palak Soup
Recipe# 36684
02 Feb 19

  This recipe has an associated video
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 ....
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33435
04 Jan 19

 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 ....
Subscribe to the free food mailer

Tasty and Healthy snacks made with superfood sprouts!

Missed out on our mailers?
Our mailers are now online!

View Mailer Archive

Privacy Policy: We never give away your email

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new account will be created.

Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?