Friday, March 1, 2013

Kadai Vegetables

Kadai vegetable is a very popular north Indian dish served in every  Indian restaurants around the world . This recipe instruction is taken from sanjeev kapoor's cook book "Khazana of Indian Recipes".This dish is one of my favourite, which is easy to make at home using different types of vegetable and ingredients like i have added some cottage cheese,which really make this dish more interesting and yummy!
  • 10-12 French Beans
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Capsicum
  • 2cups Cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 cup Green peas
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves
  • 1 cup Paneer/cottage cheese,cubed
  • 3 Large tomato
  • 1/2tsp Turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1tsp Kashmiri red chilly powder
  • 2tsp Garam masala
  • 4tbsp Oil
For masala powder ( grind it coarsely)

  • 1tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 4-5 Dried red chillies
  • 1tsp cumin seeds

For masala paste:
  • 12-15 cloves Garlic
  • 3-4 Green chillies
  • 1 Ginger ( 2 inch piece)
Cooking Directions

  1. String the beans and peel the carrots.Halve the capsicums and remove the seeds.
  2. Cut all the vegetables into 1/4 inch cubes.
  3. Wash tomatoes and chop them roughly.Peel onions and slice them.Peel and wash ginger.
  4. Grind coriander and cumin seeds and Red chillies coarsely.
  5. Grind garlic ,half of the ginger and green chillies to a paste.
  6. Make julienne of the rest of the ginger.Finely chop the coriander leaves.
  7. Heat oil in a pan.Add the coarsely ground masala and saute for a second.
  8. Add the sliced onions and saute till golden brown.
  9. Add ginger-garlic-Green chilly paste and saute for a minute.
  10. Now add all the vegetables except capsicum ( as it cooks faster) and stir.Cook covered on low heat till carrots are almost done.Sprinkle a little water if necessary.
  11. Add turmeric powder,coriander powder and red chilly powder and stir continuously .
  12. Add Tomatoes,salt and half cup of water and cook till the vegetables are cooked and the water has dried up.
  13. Now it time to add our capsicum and salt.Cook again for 6-7 minutes on low flame.Sprinkle garam masala powder,mix it well and cook for a minute and switch off the gas.
  14. Garnish it with some paneer cubes ( if you want can fry it in little ghee),ginger julienne and chopped coriander leaves.
It is usually served with boiled rice, roti or bread.