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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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Cheese Corn Balls
Recipe# 30981

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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 ,
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe
Recipe# 32893

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 by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting on ....
Basic Kadai Gravy, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Gravy Recipe
Recipe# 33501
13 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Of a semi-dry consistency, and with the prominent flavour of tomatoes, kadhai based gravies are just perfect for the Indian palate. The Basic Kadhai Gravy is reddish brown in colour and more on the spicier side because of the red chillies used. The tangy tinge and spicy notes of the gravy appe ....
Punjabi Garam Masala
Recipe# 1448
13 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is a must-have item, which you ought to prepare and store before trying your hand at Punjabi cooking! You can store Punjabi Garam Masala in an air-tight container for upto a year but if you do not have the time or inclination to make i ....
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 ....
Chana Dal Halwa (  Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 1990
12 Nov 19

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 ....
Paneer Makhani Recipe
Recipe# 1494
11 Nov 19

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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 ....
Cucumber Pachadi, South Indian Cucumber Raita
Recipe# 32870
08 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
A semi-spicy cucumber raita made in a typical South Indian style, with sautéed onions, green chillies and an aromatic tempering. This is not an everyday raita but a special one, with tongue-tickling flavours and ingredients of assorted textures. Using ....
Drumstick Vegetable Curry
Recipe# 38899
06 Nov 19

by Tarla Dalal
Only Indian cuisine can boast of such a variety! Take any vegetable and there will be hundreds of ways in which it can be prepared. Here is an irresistible recipe featuring aromatic and flavourful drumstick together with besan in a tomato-based curry flavoured and tempered with traditional spices an ....
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 ....
Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33401
02 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
dabeli recipe | Mumbai roadside dabeli | kutchii dabeli | double roti | with 15 amazing images. Dabeli is a famous ....
Spicy Mixed Dal
Recipe# 60
01 Nov 19

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spicy mixed dal recipe | Punjabi style mixed dal | healthy mixed dal | with amazing 20 images With five protein-rich dals, this Spicy Mixed Da ....
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 ....
Unni Appam, Mini Sweet Appam
Recipe# 32887
28 Oct 19

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by Tarla Dalal
unniyappam recipe | unni appam | mini sweet appam | quick unniyappam | banana appam | with 24 amazing images. South Indian unniyappam ....
Low Cal Tomato Soup
Recipe# 4056
28 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
low cal tomato soup recipe | Indian style low cal tomato soup | low cal tomato soup with low fat milk | with 15 amazing images. low cal tomato soup recipe is a perfect low-calorie substitut ....
Fried Croutons, Homemade Crouton Recipe
Recipe# 343
28 Oct 19

 by Tarla Dalal
croutons recipe | homemade croutons | deep fried croutons | with amazing 4 pictures. Croutons are the easiest thing to make, you can prepare croutons in a jiffy. Crouto ....
Threaded Paneer Rolls ( Paneer Snacks )
Recipe# 32966
26 Oct 19

 by Tarla Dalal
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A deep-fried snack that fits well into any menu! you can also use fettuccine pasta swirled around the rolls instead of flat noodles. Add glitz to your party by serving these hot, with barbeque sauce.
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 ....
Recipe# 33168
14 Oct 19

 by Tarla Dalal
chorafali | homemade chorafali recipe | choraphali recipe | Indian Diwali snack | with 22 amazing photos Chorafali also called as Chola dal fr ....
Samosa ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 562
14 Oct 19

by Tarla Dalal
Whether crisp and triangular, or big and conical, samosas are a universal favourite throughout the country. Here is the traditional gujarati “patti samosa”, which is a crispy samosa a tad different from the recipes of other regions. Unlike other samosas, the gujarati version does not use boiled pota ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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