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Kadai Veg recipes


Last Updated : Jul 22,2019



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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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.
Bread Fritters
Recipe# 22626
21 Jan 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bread, soaked in curds and bound with besan, is mixed into a thick batter together with an assortment of interesting ingredients like grated carrots, coriander, and so on. When deep-fried this innovative batter transforms into an appetizing and tasty Bread Fritter that you will enjoy sinking your te ....
Sweet Boondi
Recipe# 37970
23 Sep 13

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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!
Sukhi Bhindi, Punjabi Dry Bhindi Recipe
Recipe# 30882
04 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Vegetables In Hot Garlic Sauce ( Chinese Cooking )
Recipe# 321
23 Aug 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Vegetables in hot garlic sauce, if you want to try something different and go beyond manchurian gravy or sweet and sour vegetables, this recipe is a spicier version that your guests will enjoy! it is also healthier and much more flavorful than a manchurian. Rich flavors of ginger and garlic is what ....
Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy
Recipe# 38906
13 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
There are several interesting things about this recipe. First of all, there is the malvani masala, which is so aromatic and flavourful because all the ingredients are toasted before grinding. Then, there is the hara chana, which is cooked and crushed to a very convenient consistency before being ....
Matki Pulao ( Cooking with Sprouts )
Recipe# 31069
01 Jan 1900

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 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite, a book on sprouts can never be complete without matki pulao! ensure that the matki is cooked just right and not mushy.
Dahiwale Aloo Ki Subzi with Rajgira Puris
Recipe# 33299
11 Feb 19

 
 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 ....
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada
Recipe# 4971
16 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The moment a South Indian buys a cup of tea , he would also buy a plate of Chana Dal Vada to accompany it! That is how popular this tasty South Indian Chana Dal Vada is. And not without reason. With loads ....
Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia
Recipe# 33321
03 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
While muthias can be prepared in varied methods ranging from baking and deep-frying to steaming, you will find that cooking them in a kadhai is not only convenient but also gives them a richer flavour and wonderful texture. Here we show you how to make amazing Bajra Onion Muthias using a non-stick k ....
Broccoli and Cheese Tikkis in Pita Pocket
Recipe# 2834
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you are familiar with world cuisine, you would surely have had a go at the Mediterranean favourite, Falafel. Here is an interesting variant of that delicious dish, created by stuffing homemade pita bread with scrumptious broccoli and cheese tikkis. The pita bread, although it sounds exotic, is qu ....
Chana Dal Halwa (  Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 1990
19 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal has a richer flavour than other pulses, which lends itself well to the preparation of a mouth-watering halwa. Soaked and ground dal is sautéed till a rich aroma is achieved, and then prepared into a traditional halwa flavoured with cardamom and saffron. It is important to stir the da ....
Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk
Recipe# 4357
05 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tongue-tickler to the core, the Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk is a tasty subzi featuring deep-fried veggies perked up with a traditional tempering and fenugreek leaves. Deep-frying the potato wedges with the peels on, gives it a rustic flavour that you will thoroughly enjoy. Fenugreek and chaat masala, on the ....
Basic Goanese Paste
Recipe# 38058
21 Oct 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hardly any goan dish is complete without coconut as one of its main flavouring agents. The native goan chilli is large and pungent. It imparts a red colour to the dish without the fierce pungency of the normal indian chilli. Since these chillies may not be easy to obtain, the kashmiri chilli is used ....
Puris ( How To Make Pooris )
Recipe# 4394
16 May 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Puris are perhaps one of the most well-known and versatile of indian foods. It can be served as a snack or a meal depending on the accompanying items. However, it is important to know the right way of making puris, so that they come out nice and fluffy and without too much oil. While the perfect pur ....
Crispy Rice Balls
Recipe# 7591
09 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
How can leftover rice and veggies be used to win your kids’ hearts? It might sound like a riddle to you, but it is possible as you will see from this recipe. Cooked rice and colourful vegetables are used to make a mildly spiced dough that is shaped into balls and deep-fried. This is a wonderful way ....
Green Pea Pulao with Paneer Koftas
Recipe# 1547
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Green pea pulao with paneer koftas is a luxurious Mughlai -style pulao, which is marked not just by the mix-and-match colours of green peas and apricots, but also the splendid paneer koftas that are tossed into the rice! The fragrance of saffron and other spices ....
Hakka Noodles,  Chinese Hakka Noodle Recipe
Recipe# 22756
10 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
An all time favourite! Noodles tossed with garlic and vegetables or any other ingredients of your choice like mushrooms etc. This celebrated Chinese dish gets its name from the Chinese province of Hakka. It is ve ....
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