Monday, October 20, 2008

Mixed Kadai Vegetables

I was pretty bored with the regular veggies that I normally make and needed to try something different and I was going through my blog to see what else I can make for a side that I have not eaten before and can be made in no time; that's when the idea of Kadai vegetable clicked. The recipe is very simple, includes tofu as well as paneer, and loads of other veggies like carrot, onion,potatoes, peas and taste sinfully awesome. To add more flavor and taste to the veggies, I havae baked the vegetables in the oven with little bit of salt and olive oil for around 15- 20 mins, and this adds so much flavor and bite to the veggies.


1 large onion thinly sliced
1 medium sized potatoes
1 carrot thinly sliced
1/2 cup extra firm tofu sliced
1/2 cup paneer sliced
1/2 cup peas
1 can of crushed tomatoes or 4-5 tomatoes blended into a puree
1 bay leaf
1 clove
1 cinnamon stick
2 dried red chilies
1 tsp dried coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 cloves of chopped garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
2-3 green chilies
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chili powder
1 table spoon dried fenugreek leaves
1 table spoon coriander leaves (chopped)
1 table spoon lemon juice
salt to taste
2 table spoons olive oil or cooking oil


Take a baking sheet and line all the vegetables (onion, potatoes, carrot, tofu,paneer)on the sheet. Add olive oil and salt to the vegetables and mix well. Bake the vegetables in the oven at 400 degree F for 15- 20 minutes till the veggies are half cooked and they have a slight color to it.

In a large wok or kadai, heat oil and add bay leaf, clove, and cinnamon to it. Now add coriander seeds, cumin seeds and dried red chilies to the pan and let it cook till the oil is fragrant with all the flavors. Add ginger and garlic to the pan along with the tomatoes and let it cook for 10 mins. Add turmeric, red chili powder and salt to the wok. Remove the veggies from the oven and transfer all the veggies to the wok, add peas to the pan as well and mix all the ingredients well and let it cook till all the vegetables are cooked.

Turn off the heat, add lemon juice and fresh coriander leaves to the wok, mix well and serve hot with parantha or roti.