Kadai Vegetable

This is a curry that comes together quickly and makes for a delicious side with rotis or rice. Kadai Vegetable is an excellent way to use up that leftover odd vegetable in the fridge.

You will need:

3 tbsp Oil

1 tsp Cumin seeds

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste

2 ½ cups Tomato Puree

2 Carrots, cut into 1” pieces

½ cup Green beans, cut into bits

1 cup Cauliflower florets

1 Onion, cut into 1” strips

1 Green bell pepper, cut into 1” pieces

¼ cup Green peas, frozen

1 tsp Corriander powder

1 tsp Cumin powder

1 tsp Cayenne

2 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves)

1 Cup Water

Salt to taste

Heat oil in a deep pan. Add the cumin seeds. When it begins to splutter, add the cubed onions.Saute till onions are soft and translucent. Add the ginger garlic paste and saut̩ for a few minutes. Add the coriander powder, cumin powder, cayenne, paprika and kasuri methi. Fry till fragrant, about 3 minutes. Now add the tomato puree and water. Add the vegetables Рcarrots, green beans, cauliflower florets and green peas. Bring to a simmering boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 8-9 minutes, till all the veggies are cooked through. Cook longer if required. Season with salt.


  1. what a way to use to use all those one odd veggies in the fridge!!

  2. Namratha..I just wat to try this..looks so delish.

    what is cayenne?

  3. you r right..i too love this way to use all leftover veggies..perfect..

  4. I usually make kurma with leftover veggies...next time it will be this

  5. Good recipe, Namratha..
    nice to meet a real daring baker..wonderful attempts of bakes, I see here.. :)!!Keep your great work girl.. :)

  6. Wow beautiful and super delicious. Wish i had these for lunch.

  7. Delicious looking Kadai dish, great way to use all the itty bitty veggies left! :)

  8. That looks so good Namratha.. i usually make a drier version with no tomatoes and roll it up in rotis.

  9. Yummy curry Namrita.Nice way of adding all veggies, Surely give a try and let you know.

  10. Lovely and tasty kadai curry!

  11. mmmm...yummy!! absolutely delicious nammu :)

  12. looks super delicious dish....gorgeous pic!

  13. I'm so going to try your version for a weeknight meal!

  14. Looks great, easy way to eat veggies :)

  15. yummy yummy....super way to use all veggie in one...and healthy too..thx 4 sharing...

  16. I am very thankful for Indian cuisine!

  17. @ Lavi, Cayenne is hot chilli powder. Paprika is the milder chili powder which imparts more colour than spice.

  18. This curry looks awesome and drool worthy....i have one recipe for Kadai veg in my blog that i adapted from pachakam.com. But its something else i think....I have to change the name...um....will definitely give a try...but i was wondering if tomatos is a bit too much?Im scared to add too much of tomatoes..


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