RESTAURANT STYLE KADAI VEGETABLE RECIPE / MIXED VEGETABLE KADAI MASALA RECIPE
Mixed Vegetables ( Beans ,Carrot , cauliflower, peas ,babycorn etc )
( 1 diced + 1 chopped )
Cumin Seeds Jeera
Bay leaf / Tej patta
Kasuri Methi /dried fenugreek leaves
– ( optional )
Brown sugar / regular sugar
Salt to taste
Fresh cream malai
Butter / butter + Oil mixed
To saute and grind ( Onion – Tomato paste) :
For Kadai masala:
Coriander Seeds Dhania
( depending on your spiciness )
Clean, wash and chop veggies length wise. Blanch them in hot water to ease faster cooking .
Dice onion and capsicum .
To make onion – tomato paste :
Add a tsp of oil and add the ingredients under ‘to saute and grind’ and saute till tomatoes turns little mushy.
Cool down and grind it a fine paste.
To make Kadai Masala:
Dry roast coriander seeds,red chillies,cinnamon ,cloves and elaichi until they turn slightly brown and starts releasing the aroma.
Cool them and grind it in mixer to a coarse powder .
Now Time to assemble everything and prepare the yummy kadai masala gravy :
Heat butter in a kadai . Add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Let cumin seeds splutter.Add onion and saute till slightly browned.
Next add the tomato paste and saute well for about 4-5 mins or till raw smell goes and color changes.
Meanwhile , as the tomato onion paste is getting cooked , take another pan add little oil,toast capsicum and onion for 2mins,Set aside.Retain crunchiness .
Once the raw smell of the tomato – onion paste goes and they start leaving oil , add haldi , kasoori methi , kadai masala , garam masala ,salt and sugar .Saute for 2 mins .
Add blanched veggies . Add very little water and cook on low flame for 3-4 mins. . Let the veggies take in flavors .
Add sauted onions and capsicum .Finally add in fresh cream, chopped coriander leaves and give a quick mix , Boil once and switch off .
Yummy kadai vegetable gravy is ready to serve . Serve with phuka / chapathi / naan / kulch / pulao etc .
Maintain the crunchiness of diced capsicum and onion .
The same recipe can be adapted to make kadai paneer or other kadai recipes .
You can add some paneer cubes to this recipe also .
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