16 May 2007

Kadhai Subzi

A lot of events took place during my month long hiatus from blogging – the most important one being shifting into a new apartment, which we are trying to make into a home. Well, we have mostly settled into our new place, but the hiatus is still on as I'm flying to Mumbai for a two week long vacation. Will be back soon with interesting posts. There are two posts today – separate for easier indexing, do leave your comments on either or both, as you like.

I came across this colourful recipe for Kadhai Subzi is in an old issue of Living in the Gulf. I liked this recipe for not only the taste of the dish but also for the fact that very little oil goes into the preparation. Here it goes:

1 cup coloured bell peppers cut into juliennes
1 cup carrots and beans
½ cup baby corn cut in half
1 cup of shelled peas
1 cup cauliflower cut into florets

Blanch each of these vegetables individually and reserve.

1 tsp each of cumin, peppercorns, coriander seeds.

Roast individually, cool and crush coarsely.

A handful of red chillies
1 large onion sliced
1 tbsp each of ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp turmeric powder


1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
1 ½ large tomatoes pureed
A handful of coriander leaves



Heat oil in a pan. Throw in the red chillies. When they begin to change colour, add the sliced onion and sauté. Then add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté. Add turmeric and cook for some more time. Add the pureed tomatoes, salt and red chilli powder and sauté till the oil separates. Add all the blanched vegetables, sprinkle a little water and cook for 5 minutes. Add the crushed cumin, coriander and peppercorns, garam masala and chopped coriander leaves, mix well and serve hot with rotis/naans.

26 comments:

Jyothi said...

Hi Jyothsna, your's kadhai subzi looks delicious and yummy. Its very healthy too, because of less oil...am i right? Thanks for sharing.

Sia said...

oh!!! thats what kept u busy:) u going to india? girl, i am green with envy....enjoy ur break sweetheat and come back with lots of interesting things to share:)

Asha said...

Hi J,great to see you girl:))
Have a great time in India,and take your camera!!:D
Kadai veg looks great.Looking forward to more like these.

Sandeepa said...

Good to see you back. Have fun in India and come back rejuvenated

Vcuisine said...

Jyothsna, Kadai veggie is yummy. Viji

DEEPA said...

hey j ....yummy one man ....all vegge's ....wow!!!!

bee said...

enjoy your trip, jyothsna.

Jyothsna said...

Thank you ladies!! Its great to see the response, I'm not forgotten yet!!! Yep, I'm off to amchi Mumbai tomorrow midnight and the camera goes with me :) See you soon!

Mishmash ! said...

Hey..cool..enjoy ur trip in India...get pampered....eat lot's of mom's food and also street food and come back with interesting stories :)
Have Fun
Shn

Susan said...

I've missed you, Jyothsna. I hope you enjoy your vacation. You probably need one after moving. I'll be moving next month too, so maybe I should schedule a trip. ;) Look forward to your future posts; I'm sure they will be delicious!

mallugirl said...

kadai subji looks great. hope u settle down soon.And I have written apost on kids in the kitchen at the daily tiffin. so see, ur safety issues are taking off.:)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

great recipe!!! and healthy too, with all the veggies!! You have a nice tiome in India

swapna said...

mm yummy looking dish jyothsna.

Roopa said...

jyotsna, its been a while since i visited your blog! hope you are back and doing good. the kadai vege looks fabulous.

Sharmi said...

hey Jyo, have a nice trip. your Kadhai subzi looks awesome. will try out sometime as it takes less oil. looks great. have a nice time!

KitchenFairy said...

Hai Jyo ,Ur Kadhai Subzi looks tasty..Ahaa U are going for vacation?Enjoy ur Holidays and bring some sweets from there..

Prema Sundar said...

Kadai Subzi with the mixture of veggies look great..
Enjoy ur stay in Mumbai..

Seema said...

Jyo, Enjoy your time in India and make the most of it. Loved the kadai subzi recipe. Thanx

Kajal said...

Wow….your kadhai subzi looks delicious my dear......Enjoy your holidays in India.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay this is looking YUM!......Nice colourful dish.....I love it....Lots of vegges.....mmmmmm

Sandeepa said...

Are you back from India ?

KitchenFairy said...

Where are you now dear??

Sia said...

are u back jyo?

Jyothsna said...

Thankyou ladies!!:)) I'm back in Sharjah and will post some interesting recipes soon. Meanwhile, I'm reading all your posts...

Kajal said...

Very Kadhai Subzi looks delicious.
Have a great time in India. You have so many things share. :)
Thanks for sharing!!

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Jyothsna,
this looks mouth watering.the color.I bet it will taste so good.hmmm..
Have fun and enjoy to the core in India.