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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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Methi Mutter Malai
Recipe# 4241

 by Tarla Dalal
Think Punjabi main course, and this is one of the first dishes that comes to your mind! Methi Mutter Malai is a please-all dish. Right from kids to elders, everyone loves the creaminess and pleasant flavour of this cu ....
Hara Bhara Kababs
Recipe# 32747
15 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
One of the most loved kabab in Indian restaurants around the world, the Hara Bhara Kabab is interestingly made with the humble spinach! Bound together by mashed chana dal, green peas and paneer, and flavoured with readily available 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 ....
Moong Dal Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
Recipe# 33399
03 Jul 19

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

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Corn Pakodas, apart from being irresistibly tasty, are also easy to make as they use minimal, readily-available ingredients, and a simple procedure. The combination of grated and whole sweet corn kernels with rice flour results in a perfect texture, while green chillies impart a mild but n ....
Dahi Kachori ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33412
06 Apr 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 ....
Banana Bhajiya, Kela Bhajia
Recipe# 40849
03 Jul 19

by Tarla Dalal
Kela Bhajia is a traditional snack, which has been acclaimed as the perfect tea-time accompaniment by several generations of Indians! Much-loved across the nation, this scrumptious snack is made by deep-frying batter-coated banana slic ....
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 ....
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
Think chikki, and peanut is the first option that comes to mind! Indeed, the combination of peanuts and jaggery, prepared in a crisp and exciting form, is a time-tested and ever-popular snack, which has won the hearts of Indians and others. Here is a detailed step-by-step recipe that shows you how t ....
Mexican Bread Rolls
Recipe# 1714
24 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Well, you would have tasted Mexican food in many forms such as tortillas and quesadillas. Here is a much simpler snack that nevertheless has an unmistakable Mexican touch to it. The Mexican Bread Rolls feature ....
Batata Chips Nu Shaak
Recipe# 4335
16 May 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Completely unique, the Batata Chips nu Shaak is sure to enthrall your taste buds with its amazing crunch and irresistible flavour. Crispy fried potato strips are tossed with sautéed cashews, aromatic seeds and spice powders to make a wonderful shaak that combines beautifully with rotis, puris or ste ....
Ghanto Tarkari ( Odisha Style Mixed Vegetable Recipe)
Recipe# 42768
14 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Mixed veg curries are popular all over the world, and every cuisine has innumerable such recipes. However, it is truly fascinating how different one recipe is from another. Mixed veg curries of South India are totally different from those cooked in the West, East or North. This difference arises ....
Sweet and Sour Vegetable (  Chinese Recipes)
Recipe# 22772
11 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
If you believe every dish needs the proper accompaniment to highlight its flavour, then the sweet and sour vegetable is just what you need to enjoy Chinese fried rice to the hilt! walk into a Chinese food court and you will find this item on most tables. This popular vegetable dish can be easily pre ....
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 ....
Methi Moong Dal Subzi (  Cooking Under 10 Minutes)
Recipe# 1737
01 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, simple recipes taste more awesome than the elaborate ones! this is one such example. A very easy recipe combining iron-rich fenugreek leaves and protein-rich green gram dal, the smell of methi moong dal subzi bubbling on the stove will draw your family to the table!
Cheese Corn Balls
Recipe# 30981
30 May 19

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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 ,
Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 607
16 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is inseparable from Gujarati cuisine. It is basically a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. This simple dish requires tact and ....
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39566
20 Sep 14

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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 ....
Gujarati Kadhi
Recipe# 106
28 May 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is a traditional Gujarati preparation of a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. Remember never to boil the kadhi on a high flame as ....
Kadai Paneer,  Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
Recipe# 36379
25 May 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
Kokum Kadhi
Recipe# 8684
21 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Slurp! What an exciting flavour this Kokum Kadhi has. Indeed, the best of homely flavours, tanginess, is the highlight of this recipe. This recipe is quite different from any other kadhi because it uses neither curds nor besan Inste ....
Low Calorie Dal Makhani
Recipe# 3570
20 May 19

by Tarla Dalal
Dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and als ....
Drumstick and Cashew Curry
Recipe# 32916
20 Aug 13

by Tarla Dalal
Cashews being abundant in regions across the west coast of India, it is usually used to complement vegetables in various curries. They are commonly combines with drumstick, long beans etc. A horde of spices is usually used to balance the blandness of cashews. Serve this delicious curry wi ....
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