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Kadai Vegetable Gravy Recipe

Restaurant style Kadai Vegetable Gravy recipe with step by step photos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Radhika

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower Florets - 1/2 cup
  • Capsicum - 1
  • Carrots - 1
  • French Beans - 6
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Baby Corn - 3
  • Mushroom - 10
  • Onion - 1 big
  • Tomato - 3 medium
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri Methi - 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

To Roast & Powder:

  • Cloves - 3
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • Whole Red Chillies - 5
  • Byadgi Chillies - 4
  • Black Pepper Corns - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp

Instructions

Preparation:

  • Cube the capsicum and carrots. Cut french beans into 1 inch long pieces.
  • Quarter the mushrooms. Cut the baby corns diagonally into 1 inch pieces.
  • Puree the tomatoes and keep it ready.
  • Cube the onions.

How to cook Kadai Vegetable Gravy:

  • Take the vegetables except onion in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it till they are 3/4 th done or parboiled. I microwaved at 50% power for 4 mins. You can also steam them in a steamer or pressure cooker for 6-7 mins. Keep aside.
  • Heat a pan and add all the ingredients mentioned for grinding like cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, both the red chilies, pepper corns, cumin and coriander seeds.
  • Dry roast over low flame till you get the aroma and transfer to a plate to cool.
  • Transfer the roasted spices into a mixie jar and grind to a fine powder. Keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add cumin seeds and let it sizzle.
  • Add cubed onions, ginger garlic paste and saute till it turns translucent.
  • Add tomato puree. Measure 1 tbsp from the spice powder and keep it aside (we will be adding this at last).
  • Add the rest of the spice powder and mix well.
  • Close the pan with a lid and let it cook till the oil separates and the raw smell of the tomatoes have gone. This should take 3-4 mins.
  • Add the parboiled vegetables, turmeric powder, salt, 1/2 cup water and mix well.
  • Close with a lid and cook for 2-3 mins. The vegetables will be fully cooked by now.
  • Add the reserved 1 tbsp spice powder, garam masala powder, sugar, crushed kasuri methi and mix well.
  • Cook covered over low flame for 1 more minute.
  • Take off stove. Kadai vegetable gravy is ready.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, if desired and serve hot with chapathis or rotis along with wedges of lemon.