Veg Kadai – Kadai Vegetable – How to make Veg Kadai

November 26, 2020 Dals/GraviesMixed Veg  No comments

Veg Kadai is a semi-gravy suitable for phulka, naan or any mild pulao varieities. It is a very popular menu in any north Indian cuisine restaurant. If you are a fan of Paneer, check this Kadai Paneer recipe. This Veg Kadai or Kadai Vegetable however you call it is a combo of colouful vegetables cooked in a tomato gravy along with freshly ground spices. You can serve it dry or as a gravy,semi-gravy. Do check out the video.

Here is the video.



Now to the recipe..


Veg Kadai My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time-25 mins]

 Veg Kadai Ingredients:

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Carrot – 1/2 cup ( 2 nos)
  • Potato – 1/2 cup (1 no)
  • Cauliflower – 1/2 cup (1/4 of a cauliflower)
  • Beans – 1/2 cup (10 nos)
  • Capsicum – 1
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 2
  • Salt – as needed
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Kasoori Methi – a generous pinch
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Fresh cream – 2 tbsp

Kadai Masala Powder (To dry roast/grind)

  • Red chillies – 3
  • Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp


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  • Heat a pan and add dry red chillies, coriander seeds and fennel seeds. Dry roast until it turns golden brown and aromatic. Let it cool and grind it into a fine powder. Keep this aside. In the same pan, add 1 tsp of oil. Add chopped veggies(carrot, potato, beans & cauliflower)

  • Saute in high flame until golden spots appear. Keep this aside. In the same pan, add butter followed by diced onions.

  • Saute until golden brown. Add tomato puree(grind 2 tomatoes into a smooth paste). Cook in medium flame until it is thick and oil oozes out.

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  • Add required salt, the freshly ground kadai masala & turmeric powder. Saute so that the masalas blend well. Now add the roasted veggies followed by diced capsicum.

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  • Mix well and add 1/4 cup of water. Cook covered until the veggies are cooked yet firm. Be careful not to overcook.

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  • Add garam masala and a generous pinch of kasoori methi. Finally add fresh cream and coriander leaves. Mix well and switch off.

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Thats it! Veg Kadai ready!

Serve hot with roti, naan or pulao.


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  1. You can add veggies of your choice like peas, corn or even paneer.
  2. Make sure the veggies are crunchy. Do not over cook.
  3. The freshly ground kadai masala is the highlight of this recipe.
  4. Adjust consistency as per your requirements.
  5. Adding fresh cream gives a rich taste. Add cashew paste if cream is unavailable.


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– By Sundari Nathan

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