Kadai Vegetable


  • Potato – 2 Nos
  • Capsicum 1 No
  • Carrot – 2 Nos
  • Green Peas – 1/2 cup
  • Beans – 4 to 5 Nos
  • Tomato – 2 Nos
  • Onion – 2 Nos
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Jeera powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Kasthuri Methi crushed – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste
  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 3 to 4 teaspoons
  • Jeera – 1/2 teaspoon


  1. Peel the skin from potato and carrot and cut it into bite size pieces. Cut capsicum also to the same size.
  2. Chop one onion and tomato finely.
  3. Chop another onion and tomato into medium size pieces and grind it to a fine paste.
  4. In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add jeera. When it pops up add ginger garlic paste and the onion/tomato paste. Fry for few seconds. Then add chopped onion and fry for a while. Add tomatos pieces and fry till it mashes well. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper and jeera powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well. Then add all the vegetables and mix it once again. Now add enough water to cover the vegetables. Add crushed kasthuri Methi. Stir well and check for salt and hotness. Cover with a lid. Cook on medium flame till the vegetables are soft.
  5. Remove and sprinkle a teaspoon of ghee on top of it and mix it well.
  6. Can be served with Chapati or with any Indian bread.
  7. Note: You can also add any other vegetables like cauliflower, knol khol etc.
  8. For the above quantity, you can serve for 5 to 6 persons.


  1. Gayathri's Cook Spot

    Nice recipe. I think this goes well with rotis. You have a nice blog. Do visit my blog when time permits.

  2. Hi Gayathri,

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I have also visited your blog and it is really nice, especially the photos. Great work.

  3. nice template and nice recipe.

  4. Hi,

    Thank you for your kind comments.

  5. That pic with a cute miniature kadai serving the veggies looks beautiful. Suits the name of the dish too

  6. Hi Hema,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your encouraging comments.

  7. Shoba Shrinivasan

    lovely kadai also…the subzi also looks very enticing! Lovely corner you have here and I love your header thoughts…,.WHen baking follow instructions, when cooking, be on your own…What lovely thoughts!!!


  8. Thank you Shoba Srinivasan.

  9. Hi Kamala Mami,
    Prepared kadai vegetable with rotis for dinner yesterday and all of us loved it. It goes very well with rotis. Your recepies are tooo good and by following the same nothing can go wrong. Your recepies are v.meticulate. Thanks a lot mami.
    Uma Ramachandran

  10. Thank you Uma. Nice to hear that you prepared this recipe and you all liked it.

  11. Kripa Vijay

    Hi ma…am Kripa… I came across ur blog only recently… Tried kadai vegetable today… And tomato rice the other day… It came out so good…. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful recipes:)

  12. Welcome to my blog Kripa Vijay. Nice to note that you tried my recipes and liked it.

  13. I tried this recipe. It came out very tasty. Added to my recipe book. thank you.

  14. Kadai veg recipe is good. As well others too.

  15. Narayanan Krishnan

    Your recipes are easy to prepare. Thank you.

  16. what is meant by kasthuri methi?

    • Hi Lakshmi,

      Kasturi Methi is dried fenugreek leaves, sold in the shops. If you have fresh methid leaves, you can dry it in shade till it is crisp. Crus it and use it in the dishes.

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