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vegetable kadai gravy recipe, restaurant style kadai vegetable gravy recipe

vegetable kadai recipe with step by step pics – restaurant style delicious kadai vegetable gravy recipe.

at home, we like kadai recipes and so i make these on ocassions. though most of the times, i make kadai paneer as its easy to put together, this time i made mix vegetable kadai.

making veg kadai takes some more time than preparing kadai paneer as the veggies need to be cooked. but the results are too good and delicious. make this veg kadai gravy on weekends or for festive or family occasions as the gravy is a bit rich.

generally kadai recipes are made in a kadai. kadai resembles the chinese wok, but is more broader & deeper than a wok. in india the kadai is used as an utensil for deep frying as well as to make many dishes like kadai mushroom, kadai cholekadai mushroom gravy.

if you don’t have a kadai or wok then just make in a pot or pan. in this recipe i have made some variations in the kadai masala, which resulted in a better kadai gravy.

bell peppers are a must in the recipe. generally green bell peppers are added. however, even red or yellow colored bell peppers go well. you can even use a mix of all three bell peppers for a colorful dish. apart from bell peppers, the other veggies can be of your choice.

serve veg kadai hot with tandoori rotis or naan or rotis or paratha or bread. also goes well with steamed rice, jeera rice or saffron rice or garam masala rice.

if you are looking for more curry recipes then do check vegetable handi, veg kolhapuri, vegetable kormapalak paneer and fried mix vegetable recipe.

vegetable kadai gravy recipe below:

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veg kadai gravy recipe | punjabi kadai vegetable recipe
prep time
30 mins
cook time
50 mins
total time
1 hrs 20 mins
 
vegetable kadai recipe - restaurant style punjabi vegetable kadai gravy recipe.
course: main
cuisine: north indian, Punjabi
servings: 4
calories: 222 kcal
author: dassana
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
for kadai masala:
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds (sabut dhania)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 cloves (lavang)
  • 2 green cardamoms (choti elaichi)
  • ½ inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 3 to 4 dry kashmiri red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 8 to 9 whole cashews (kaju)
  • 4 to 5 black peppers (sabut kali mirch)
veggies:
  • 100 grams carrots (gajar) Or ½ cup carrots cut in batons
  • 100 grams potatoes (aloo) Or ½ cup potatoes cut in batons
  • cup green peas (matar) - fresh or frozen
  • 100 grams bell pepper or 1 medium sized or ½ cup sliced bell pepper (capsicum or shimla mirch)
  • 1/3 cup sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon oil for sauteing bell peppers and onions
for veg kadai gravy:
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste (adrak lahsun ka paste) Or ½ inch ginger and 3 to 4 garlic - crushed to a paste in mortar-pestle
  • 200 grams tomatoes or 3 medium tomatoes pureed - about ⅔ cup tomato puree
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1.5 to 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoon low fat cream or whipping cream
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves for garnish (dhania patta)
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak) - julienne for garnish (optional)
  • salt as required
how to make recipe
preparing kadai masala:
  1. heat a small frying pan and add the following spices - 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 2 cloves, 2 green cardamoms, 1/2 inch cinnamon, 3 to 4 dry kashmiri red chilies, 1 tsp kasuri methi, 7 to 9 cashews, 4 to 5 black pepper.
  2. stir and roast till the spices become fragrant. no need to brown the spices.
  3. when the ingredients cool down, add all of them in a dry grinder or spice grinder.
  4. grind to a fine powder. remove the kadai masala and keep aside.
preparing veggies for veg kadai gravy:
  1. also puree 3 medium tomatoes (200 grams) in the same grinder if its big enough or in another blender or mixer. no need to blanch tomatoes before pureeing. keep aside.
  2. in a pan heat 1 tbsp oil and add 1/3 cup sliced onions and 1/2 cup sliced bell pepper. use any colored bell pepper.
  3. stir very well and saute the onions and bell pepper on a low to medium flame.
  4. saute till the bell peppers are half cooked. some crunch is desirable.
  5. remove the sauteed onions and bell peppers aside. chop the potatoes and carrots in batons and keep aside too.
making kadai vegetable gravy:
  1. in the same pan, then heat 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste. stir and saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  2. next add 1/4 cup finely chopped onions.
  3. stir and saute the onions till they become light golden.
  4. add the prepared tomato puree. if using ready tomato puree, then add 2/3 cup tomato puree.
  5. add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1/4 tsp red chili powder. stir very well.
  6. saute the masala till it thickens and you see oil releasing from the sides.
  7. then add the potato, carrot batons along with 2/3 cup peas.
  8. stir and saute for a minute.
  9. add 1.5 to 2 cups water. season with some salt. stir.
  10. cover the pan. on a medium flame simmer and cook the veggies. check at intervals and if required, add more water.
  11. the veggies need to be cooked well yet still retain shape. they should not become too soft.
  12. then add the ground kadai masala reserving 1 tsp of it for garnish. stir very well.
  13. add the sauteed bell peppers (capsicum) and onions.

  14. mix and stir again very well.
  15. simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. if the kadai vegetable gravy looks dry, then do add some water.

  16. then add 3 tbsp cream. use low fat or whipping cream.
  17. stir and mix the cream with the rest of the gravy. switch off the flame.
  18. lastly add 2 to 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. stir again very well.
  19. serve veg kadai hot garnished with some chopped coriander and sprinkled with the reserved kadai masala. 
  20. accompaniments for veg kadai gravy are tandoori rotis, naan, chapati, paratha, bread. also goes well with steamed rice, jeera rice or saffron rice.

recipe notes

substitutes:
2 tbsp cream - 1 tbsp milk powder or dairy whitener
cashews - almonds or melon seeds/magaz
kashmiri red chilies - any less to medium hot dry red chilies
kasuri methi - a pinch of fenugreek seed powder

vegan substitutes:
dairy cream - coconut cream
paneer - tofu

rough nutrition info per serving:

Nutrition Facts
veg kadai gravy recipe | punjabi kadai vegetable recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 620mg 26%
Potassium 591mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 120.3%
Vitamin C 125.2%
Calcium 5%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


how to make punjabi kadai vegetable gravy recipe:

1. begin by preparing the kadai masala. heat a small frying pan and add the following spices – 1 tbsp coriander seeds, ½ tsp cumin seeds, 2 cloves, 2 green cardamoms, ½ inch cinnamon, 3 to 4 dry kashmiri red chilies, 1 tsp kasuri methi, 7 to 9 cashews, 4 to 5 black pepper.

2. stir and roast till the spices become fragrant. no need to brown the spices.

3. when the ingredients cool down, add all of them in a dry grinder or spice grinder.

4. grind to a fine consistency. don’t make a coarse powder as the masala then comes in the mouth while eating. remove the kadai masala and keep aside. the cashews will release fat while grinding, but just scrape the masala from the sides and continue to grind again. substitutes for cashews are 6 to 7 almonds or ½ tbsp melon seeds (magaz). with almonds and melon seeds, the taste of the gravy will slightly change.

5. also puree 3 medium tomatoes (200 grams) in the same grinder if its big enough or in another blender or mixer. no need to blanch tomatoes before pureeing. keep the tomato puree aside.

6. in a kadai or pan heat 1 tbsp oil and add ⅓ cup sliced onions and ½ cup sliced bell pepper. use any colored bell pepper/capsicum.

7. stir very well and saute the onions and bell peppers on a low to medium flame.

8. saute till the bell peppers are half cooked. about 5 to 6 minutes on a low to medium flame. some crunch is desirable in the bell peppers.

9. remove the sauteed onions and bell peppers aside. chop the potatoes and carrots in batons and keep aside too.

10. in the same kadai, then heat 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste. stir and saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.

11. next add ¼ cup finely chopped onions.

12. stir and saute the onions.

13. saute till they become light golden.

14. add the prepared tomato puree. if using ready tomato puree, then add ⅔ cup tomato puree.

15. add ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ¼ tsp red chili powder.

16. stir very well.

17. saute the masala till it thickens and you see oil releasing from the sides.

18. then add the potato, carrot batons along with ⅔ cup peas.

19. stir and saute for a minute.

20. add 1.5 to 2 cups water.

21. season with some salt. stir.

22. cover the pan. on a medium flame simmer and cook the veggies. check at intervals and if required, add more water.

23. the veggies need to be cooked well yet still retain shape. they should not become too soft. for a quick option you can cook the veggies in a pressure cooker. pressure cook for 1 or 2 whistles and add 1 to 1.25 cups water.

24. then add the ground kadai masala reserving 1 tsp of it for garnish. stir very well.

25. add the sauteed bell peppers and onions.

26. mix and stir again very well.

27. simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. if the kadai vegetable gravy looks dry, then do add some water. toward the end, before the next step, if you want you can also add some paneer and simmer for two minutes till the paneer is cooked.

28. then add 3 tbsp cream. use low fat or whipping cream.

29. stir and mix the cream with the rest of the gravy. switch off the flame. check the taste of veg kadai gravy and add more salt if required.

30. lastly add 2 to 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. stir again very well.

31. serve veg kadai gravy hot garnished with some chopped coriander, ginger julienne and sprinkled with the reserved kadai masala. accompaniments for kadai vegetable gravy are tandoori rotis, naan, chapati, paratha, bread. also goes well with steamed rice, jeera rice or ghee rice.




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This post was last modified on November 19, 2017, 9:14 pm

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