Monday, April 11, 2011

Vegetable Kadhai


Vegetable Kadhai. A dish that never fails to please a crowd. A wonderful medley of vegetables simmered in spicy and rich tomato gravy.  Despite all these wonderful qualities of the curry, I do not prefer to have this as an everyday curry. It is way too rich with all the cream and fat. Apart from this, it is also very time consuming. I make onion, tomato and cashew pastes separately for this. All in all it was a long process. 
All this became a thing of the past after reading this recipe on Aipi's wonderful space. I made veg kadhai once with some minor tweaks and since then it has become a favourite with S. The best part about thisis that, it can be conjured in mins. Veg kadhai can't get any simpler than this can it? 



Vegetable Kadhai recipe:
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15mins
Serves- 4

Ingredients:

Carrot- 1large, chopped
Green beans- 10-12, chopped
Peas- 1/2cup
Cauliflower- 8-10 florets, blanched in hot water and drained
Potato- 1 small, cubed
Onion- 1 large, chopped fine
Tomatoes- 2 large, chopped
Cashews- about 15, broken into pieces and soaked in hot water for 30mins
Ginger-garlic paste- 1tsp
Green chilli- 1, slit
Red chilli powder- 1/4tsp
Coriander seed powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar- 1/4tsp
Garam masala- a large pinch
Jeera or cumin- 1 tsp
Oil- 1tbsp
Skimmed or whole milk powder- 2tbsp
Kasoori methi- 1/4tsp
Coriander leaves to garnish

Method:
  • Parboil all the vegetables except cauliflower till three fourth done and keep aside
  • Cook the onion and tomatoe along with a little water for 10mins until tender. Cool, add the cashews and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a wok and add the cumin seeds.
  • Once they turn brown, add the ginger-garlic paste saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the ground paste and fry for 3-4 mins
  • Add the turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander seed powder, salt, sugar and fry for 2 more mins
  • Add the cooked vegetables and the garam masala and mix
  • Add the milk powder and some water and simmer for a couple of mins more
  • Add the kasoori methi and take off the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis

16 comments :

  1. So creamy n thick...totally my kind of gravy..Adding milk powder is a nice twist

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  2. Creamy & delicious!! Love the idea of adding milk powder...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  3. Kadai vegetable looks so rich and delicious.

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  4. Creamy and rich side dish for rotis...

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  5. Very delicious looking- just need a hot paratha to polish it off :)
    US Masala

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  6. Creamy and delicious vegatable kadhai, prefect with rotis..

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  7. looks so rich and creamy, a true crowd pleaser :)

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  8. I like how creamy and rich it looks! Beautiful presentation too!
    Adding milk powder is something new i learned today :)

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  9. Great presentation and looks so yummy!

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  10. Lovely recipe,and lovely clicks,loved the way you have arranged the roti in the BG..

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  11. This looks SO good! specially when I'm so hungry I can take it all down in minutes :-)

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  12. Cookies look so creamy and delicious. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. no words to say.... picture perfect...

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  14. This dish looks fantastic, creamy and nice one.

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