Thursday, 9 August 2012

Recipe : Kadhai mix veg


Cooking time-25 mins

Bitter Melon( karela)- about 5-6 small ones
Baby potatoes- about 10-15
Ladyfinger- about 50 gms
Baby eggplant - about 5-6
Gram flour -about 1/2 cup
Mustard oil- about 1 1/2 tbsp
Dhania powder - 2 tsp
salt- as per taste
Turmeric- 11/2 tsp
Amchur- 1 tsp
Sauf powder-1 tsp
Red chillies- 3/4 tsp
Garam Masala- 1 tsp

Step by step recipe-

Peal the bitter melon( I have used baby bitter melon in my dish  , you can opt for the normal size too).Cut it from centre partially but dont completely cut it.

Cut the egg plant into half ( btw these are from our kitchen garden :) )

 Cut the ladyfinger into half partially just like bitter melon.

 Slice the onions.

Wash the baby potatoes nicely and dry them.

In the gram flour mix the pealed remains of bitter melon , add a little salt and water. Mix the consistence the same way you make pakoras.

Make small balls of this mixture and fry that in mustard oil in a kadhai.

When the balls are fried take them aside and add the bitter melon, fry it for about 3-4 mins till they turn a little brown.

Now add the baby potatoes, and keep stirring for about 5 mins.

Now add the balance vegetables except for onions ,mix it well and keep starring it for 5 mins.


Now add the pototoes and the pakodas in the mixture and also add the spices that includes salt , sauf powder, turmeric , red chillies and garam masala.

Cover the kadhai with lib and on low flame cook if for about 10-15 mins.

This is how the final dish looks like :)

Just wanted to share with you guys that I experimented with this dish and everyone at home loved it , so thought of sharing the recipe with you guys !


  1. a must try recipe looks yummmmmm

  2. The colors look so fresh and tantalizing!

  3. even the dish was very fresh and vibrant !