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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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Dahi Ke Kebab
Recipe# 30940
04 Feb 19

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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 ....
Banana Pepper Wafers
Recipe# 39663
28 Jan 19

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 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 ....
Cream Of Spinach Soup, Palak Soup
Recipe# 36684
02 Oct 19

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by Tarla Dalal
cream of spinach soup recipe | cream of palak soup | Indian style cream of spinach soup | with 20 amazing images The nutty flavour and rustic aroma of spinach are the highlights of this cream of s ....
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33435
18 Jul 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 ....
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
Recipe# 30899
22 May 19

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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 ....
Matar ki Kachori, Rajasthani Vatana Kachori, Green Peas Kachori
Recipe# 3856
31 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Delicious to the core, that’s what this Matar ki Kachori is! You would never have, really, tasted a kachori with such a flavourful filling. Crushed green peas are pepped up with a rather snazzy assortment of spices, of which nigella seeds really stands out, with its prominent flavour. You will ....
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.
Hot and Sour Soup ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33431
06 Apr 19

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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
17 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
pav bhaji | mumbai roadside pav bhaji | pav bhaji without pressure cooker | with 35 amazing images. mumbai roadside pav bhaji is so popular, that it's available all over Mumbai. Each smal ....
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
Malaysian Noodles ( Noodles)
Recipe# 22568
20 Mar 10

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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
21 Oct 12

 
 
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 ....
Medu Vada,  South Indian Snack
Recipe# 40192
15 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli , dosa , pongal or upma< ....
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 ....
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!
Gajar ka Halwa,  Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe
Recipe# 2026
16 May 11

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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 ....
Urad Dal Puris
Recipe# 2923
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When you want the crispiest of crisp puris, Urad Dal Puri is the best choice! Reinforcing the whole wheat dough with a paste of soaked urad dal adds bulk and crispness to the puris, while the nigella seeds impart a unique and lingering flavour to them. Enjoy these puris fresh and hot, with Dahiwali ....
Green Peas, Potato and Paneer Cutlet
Recipe# 1507
03 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Green Peas, Potato and Paneer Cutlet is an elaborate recipe, but not difficult to make. It involves making paneer mixture, potato mixture and a green peas mixture—all of which is to be be mixed well and deep-fried. You need to set aside a bit of time to make it, but i ....
Bhinda Sambhariya ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 595
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bhinda sambhariya is an irresistible preparation of fresh okras, stuffed with an exciting sesame-tinged coconut and coriander mixture, and cooked in its own juice. Choose very small and tender okras for the best flavour, and enjoy its juicy feel combined with typical gujarati spices. This dish is a ....
Crushed Peanut Chikki, Crushed Shing Dana Chikki Made in Jaggery
Recipe# 41001
18 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Peanut Chikki is one of the most popular amongst chikkis, the crushed peanut version being as popular as the whole one. Crushing the peanuts increases the aroma of the chikki, and enhances the flavour too as the peanuts and jaggery mix more uniformly. The texture is also quite different, somewhat so ....
Cabbage Foogath
Recipe# 32849
25 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a dry vegetable dish made with cabbage. Other vegetables like beans, cluster beans, sabre beans, carrots etc can also be prepared in a similar way. One such dry curry is always served along with a traditional south indian lunch.
Spicy Rice Samosa
Recipe# 39575
20 Sep 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Does rice always have to be in the main course? No, it is such a versatile ingredient it can be used to make anything from crunchy and savoury starters to sweet and luscious
Vaal Ki Usal  ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )
Recipe# 32821
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a popular, easy-fix maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to this usal, which is made using vaal.
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