Kadai Vegetables


 / Kadai Vegetables


  • French beans cut into ¼ inch pieces10-12
  • Carrots cut into ¼ inch cubes 2
  • Cauliflower separated into florets 1/4 medium
  • Green peas 1/4 cup
  • Green capsicums cut into ¼ inch cubes 2 medium
  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Dried red chillies 4-5
  • Garlic 12-15 cloves
  • Green chillies 3-4
  • Ginger 2 one-inch pieces
  • Oil 4 tablespoons
  • Onions sliced2 medium
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes roughly chopped 3 large
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Grind coriander and cumin seeds and three red chillies coarsely. Grind garlic, green chillies and half the ginger to a paste. Cut the rest of the ginger into thin strips.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan. Add the coarsely ground spice masala. Add the onions and sauté till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and sauté for one minute.

Step 3

Add the vegetables except green capsicums and stir. Cook covered on low heat till carrots are almost done. Sprinkle a little water if necessary.

Step 4

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Stir continuously.

Step 5

Add tomatoes, salt and half a cup of water and cook till the vegetables are cooked and the water has dried up. Add capsicums and salt cook for four to five minutes on low heat.

Step 6

Sprinkle garam masala powder. Serve hot, garnished with ginger strips and coriander leaves.