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Kadai Veg recipes

Last Updated : Nov 11,2019

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.

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Ghughra, Vatana na Ghughra, Green Peas Ghughra
Recipe# 551
12 Nov 19

 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 ....
Kadai Paneer,  Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
Recipe# 36379
05 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
If you need a quick but irresistible recipe to satiate your hunger pangs or that of a sudden guest's, try this dish of cubed paneer combined with a spicy kadhai gravy! The aroma of spices cooking in simmering tomatoes is an unmistakeable signature of this dish! Kadai Paneer goes well with
Cheesy Rice Stick
Recipe# 40861
04 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
The Cheesy Rice Stick is a snazzy starter made with a dough of rice and potatoes perked up with appropriate herbs and spices. Portions of the dough are stuffed with a piece of cheese before being deep-fried to a perfect golden brown. The cheese melts in the heat and coats the inside of the ric ....
Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan
Recipe# 4353
09 Mar 19

by Tarla Dalal
A flavour-packed treat for your palate, the Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan is loaded with the dynamic flavours of several seeds and spices. Slit brinjals are cooked with an aromatic and spicy tempering of seeds, curry leaves and green chillies, and a rich paste that contains a large gamut of flavour ....
Panchkutiyu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 599
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
A sumptuous preparation of five types of vegetables cooked in a gujarati style coriander and coconut masala. The combination of vegetables with methi muthia makes this dish comparable to oondhiya. Once again, note that we prefer to cook the muthias this way rather than deep-fry them, in an attempt t ....
Corn Cheese Balls ( Starter )
Recipe# 36452
23 Oct 19

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by Tarla Dalal
corn cheese balls recipe | cheese corn balls | crispy corn cheese balls | with amazing 40 images Looking for a lip smacking starter recipe for your kids birthday ba ....
French Fries Recipe, How To Make French Fries
Recipe# 36312
11 Oct 19

 by Tarla Dalal
French Fries and burgers seem to have tied the knot! It is hard to think of burgers without some form of crispy accompaniment, but of these, the common french fries are the most tried-and-test and safe combo for any type of burger. To enhan ....
Nacho Chips
Recipe# 2868
01 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
nacho chips recipe | corn chips | homemade Mexican nacho chips | deep fried Indian style nacho chips | with amazing 15 pictures. Who doesn’t like nacho chips? Fr ....
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
Recipe# 275
19 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
methi mutter malai | punjabi methi matar malai | methi matar malai | with 35 amazing images. To make methi mutter malai we add salt to fenugreek and keep it aside for 15 minutes. We squeeze ....
Methi Mutter Malai
Recipe# 4241
20 Sep 19

 by Tarla Dalal
methi mutter malai | fenugreek green peas curry | restaurant style methi malai matar | with 35 amazing images. Think Punjabi main course, and this is one of the ....
Corn and Capsicum Tikki
Recipe# 2900
19 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Corn and capsicum are a lesson in contrasts. While one is sweet, juicy and yellow, the other is spicy, crunchy and green. See how they complement each other perfectly in everything from texture and flavour to appearance. It is no surprise then that this Corn and Capsicum Tikki turns out to be such a ....
Upma,  Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
Recipe# 38658
17 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
upma | rava upma | sooji upma | quick upma recipe | breakfast upma | with 19 amazing images. Upma is one of the most common South India ....
Vegetable Kolhapuri
Recipe# 38075
09 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A colourful bunch of veggies in a medium-spicy and tangy gravy, the Vegetable Kolhapuri is sure to steal your heart. It is a fabulous accompaniment for rotis as well as puris , si ....
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup
Recipe# 302
05 Sep 19

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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 ....
Gujarati Kadhi
Recipe# 106
13 Sep 19

 by Tarla Dalal
gujarati kadhi | traditional gujarati kadhi | how to make gujarati kadhi | with 12 amazing images Kadhi is a traditional Gujarati preparation of a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thi ....
Soya ki Sabzi
Recipe# 3098
06 Sep 19

 by Tarla Dalal
soya ki sabzi | soya sabzi with mixed vegetables | indian soya vegetable This mildly spiced and nutritious Soya ki Subzi will make an excellent accompaniment for
Mohanthaal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 635
21 Feb 19

by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthaal is another famous sweet from the gujarati repertoire. This sweet needs to be prepared with tact, as the one-thread sugar syrup is the foundation stone for the success of this recipe. If overdone, the dish loses its colour and taste. Also, the mava that imparts the softness to this sweet s ....
Sweet Boondi
Recipe# 37970
21 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet boondi, a very easy and quick way to make these delicious boondi. Serve them hot to your guest and they will surely relish it!
Appam ( How To Make Appam )
Recipe# 32844
19 Aug 19

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 ....
Pyaaz ki Kachori
Recipe# 3636
03 Jun 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 ....
Dahi Kachori ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33412
10 Aug 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Dahi kachori, although rooted in the north, this filling snack has found its own place in the good old streets of mumbai! it’s a challenge to deftly bite into this king-sized snack. However well you do it, you will have a spot of chutney ooze out onto your face… be a sport, it is part of the roadsid ....
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39566
09 Aug 19

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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 ....
Khoya Makhana
Recipe# 2405
09 Aug 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Makhana is a wonderful ingredient, much loved by youngsters and elders alike. Its dainty appearance and unique texture makes it appealing to even kids. Khoya Makhana is an exotic preparation of makhana, with the captivating flavour of ghee. The makhanas are deep-fried in ghee and cooked in a r ....
Achari Paneer
Recipe# 1736
07 Aug 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Achari paneer is an aromatic accompaniment, which imbibes its flavour from a mixture of seeds used in the seasoning. A simple mixture of curds, flour and a few spice powders forms the base of this delectable cottage cheese preparation. Try other recipes like A ....
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