Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Kadai Vegetable Curry Recipe-How to make Kadai Veg Curry

Kadai vegetable subzi or curry is a dry curry prepared with mixed vegetables and spices. It goes well with rotis, parathas and rice.  This vegetable curry is full of flavors as we have used freshly ground spices. It is healthy, delicious and vegan. Today we will learn how to make Kadai Vegetable Curry (masala) following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Kadai Vegetable Curry-Mixed Vegetable Kadai Veg Curry

Kadai Vegetable Curry

Kadai Vegetable Curry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Onion - 1 or 2 medium
   Ginger-Garlic paste -1 tsp
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Salt needed


   Carrot -1
   Beans -7-8
   Capsicum -1
   Cauliflower - 1 cup florets (heaped)
   Fresh or frozen peas -1/2 cup

   Tomato paste -1/2 cup

   Roast and grind

   Coriander seeds -1 tbsp
   Cumin seeds -2 tsp
   Red Chillies -3-4
   Fenugreek seeds -1/4 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 3 tbsp
   Cumin seeds/jeera -1 tsp

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves finely chopped
   Kasuri methi -2 tbsp


Cut all the vegetables into medium size pieces. Thinly slice onions.

Bring water to boil with a little salt. Put the cauliflower florets in it and keep it covered for 10 minutes. Drain the water and keep the florets aside.

Dry roast coriander seeds, jeera seeds, fenugreek seeds and red chillies on medium flame until you get the aroma of roasted spices. After it cools, powder it finely. This is the spice powder for kadai vegetables.

Grind ripe (around 2 medium tomatoes) tomatoes and keep it aside.


Heat oil in a kadai or pan, add cumin seeds, when it sizzles, add thinly sliced onions and saute until onions turn golden brown. Add a little salt to quicken the process.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes. Then add all the vegetables including cauliflower.

How to make Kadai Vegetable Curry

Add little water and cook covered on medium flame. If you are using pressure cooker, do not put the weight as the vegetable will get overcooked. Keep stirring now and then for even cooking and to prevent it from getting burnt.

After the vegetables are cooked a little, add the spice powder, turmeric powder and salt needed. Cook covered.

Kadai Vegetable Curry recipe

Once the vegetables are half cooked, add the tomato puree and cook until the vegetables are tender and all the water dries up.

Rub the dried kasuri methi leaves between your palms and sprinkle all over the curry.

Mixed Vegetable Kadai Veg Curry Recipe

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati or paratha or rice.

This Kadai Vegetable curry can be used in chapati rolls and can be packed for lunch. It can also be used as a stuffing for sandwiches.

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