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Kadai Veg recipes


Last Updated : Jul 16,2019



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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Recipe# 32890
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Methi Mutter Malai
Recipe# 4241
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Medu Vada,  South Indian Snack
Recipe# 40192
15 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Corn Pakodas, Corn Pakora Snack Recipe
Recipe# 521
09 Jul 19

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Coriander Pachadi, South Indian Chutney
Recipe# 32901
08 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Poha Bhajias
Recipe# 39437
05 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Crispy outside and soft inside, these scrumptious Poha Bhajias are perfect for a rainy day. Curd imparts a nice tangy flavour to the beaten rice, while an assortment of nutritious veggies add to the taste and volume of these bhajias. The curd also plays an importan ....
Green Peas, Potato and Paneer Cutlet
Recipe# 1507
03 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Thepla Paneer Wrap
Recipe# 33085
03 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is an exciting new use for theplas, which you would always have seen as a traditional Gujarati snack. In this recipe, you will find that flavourful methi-tinged theplas transform into an all-new treat when smeared with tangy chunda and packed with a peppy flavoured paneer and cauliflower mixtur ....
Stuffed Shahi Puri
Recipe# 242
03 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, Stuffed Shahi Puris is truly a royal fare! Dough prepared with flour and methi, is stuffed with a rich paneer mixture, rolled into puris and deep-fried in oil. The accents of methi contrast well with the soft blend of paneer, making this dish an unforgettable experience. ....
Banana Bhajiya, Kela Bhajia
Recipe# 40849
03 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Moong Dal Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
Recipe# 33399
03 Jul 19

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A batter of soaked moong dal perked up with spices and green chillies results in a delicious deep-fried snack, which is partly crispy, partly soft and partly chewy too. The Moong Dal Pakoda, with its unique texture, is an all-time favourite ware sold by the roadside food vendors of Mumbai. Part of t ....
Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia
Recipe# 33321
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Pav Bhaji ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33423
29 Jun 19

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Cheese Potato Balls, Potato Cheese Balls
Recipe# 2209
28 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Cheesy Rice Stick
Recipe# 40861
27 Jun 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 ....
Peanut Chikki
Recipe# 41000
26 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Cream Of Spinach Soup, Palak Soup
Recipe# 36684
25 Jun 19

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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 ....
Khoya Makhana
Recipe# 2405
24 Jun 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 ....
Mexican Bread Rolls
Recipe# 1714
24 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Punjabi Garam Masala
Recipe# 1448
24 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Kanda Bhaji, Pyaz Ke Pakode, Kanda Bhajiya
Recipe# 4972
21 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you want to know the meaning of super-crisp, try these yummy Kanda Bhaji, which are both flavourful and crunchy. Hot and fresh Kanda Bhaji is an ideal snack to serve with tea, especially on a
Broccoli Cheese Balls
Recipe# 32750
18 Jun 19

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Recipe# 42768
14 Jun 19

 
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Recipe# 22800
13 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
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