Hi friends! Hasn’t it been a while now since I posted a recipe? So, here you go. On a Sunday, sometimes I try making something different from our routine South Indian food. One of the Sundays I decided to make Chapati and Bhaji. Whenever I make North Indian side dishes for Chapati on Sundays, it is generally Paneer. This time, however, I wanted to try making something else and I found different veggies as well lying in the refrigerator. What more do you need? I decided to make Kadai Vegetable. I browsed on the net for a recipe and found one on Veg Recipes of India. I took the basic recipe from that page, but then, I did variations as per my taste.
For the Dry Masala Powder
1 tbsp. Coriander Seeds
½ tbsp. Jeera
1 inch piece of Cinnamon
4-5 Black Peppers
For the Wet Masala
2-3 Onions -roughly chopped
2-3 garlic Cloves
2-3 Dry Red Chillies
2 Green chillies (slit)
1 tbsp. Kasuri Methi
1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Saunf
2 cups of boiled vegetables (carrot, potato, green peas, beans, cauliflower) chopped
1 Capsicum (finely chopped)
½ tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Aamchur (dry mango powder)
1 tsp Garam Masala
Water as per requirement
Salt as per requirement
Oil as per requirement
Finely chopped Coriander Leaves for garnishing
- Boil the vegetables and keep it aside. You can use whatever vegetable you feel like.
- Dry roast the various ingredients for the Masala Powder. Do not over roast the same. Grind it.
- In a Pan, heat 1 tsp Oil and when it heats, add saunf and jeera.
- Add Garlic and red chillies and fry for a minute
- Add in the roughly chopped onions and fry until translucent
- Add the Kasuri Methi and fry for a minute and then add in turmeric and remove from flame
- Add in little water and let it cool
- Grind it into a fine paste once it cools down.
- Roughly chop the tomatoes and grind it into puree
- In a pan with 1 tsp Oil, fry the chopped capsicum until the colour changes a bit. Empty it into another container and keep it aside
- Now take a pan with little oil and add in the ground wet masala paste and fry until it starts giving an aroma
- Add in the tomato puree and fry well
- Add the chili powder, dry ground masala powder, aamchur and garam masala and bring it to boil. Add water depending on the consistency you want
- Add salt as per your taste
- Add in the boiled vegetables and mix well
- Add in the fried capsicum and mix well
- Finally garnish it with chopped Coriander Leaves and serve hot with Chapati or rice
I hope you enjoy it. Do let me know how it turns out to be.
See you soon.
PC: Mayur Sarma