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T&T Veg Inspirations Round-Up

Posted in Events/Round-Ups by Janet M on August 16, 2010

It was lovely to be able to host Tried and Tasted this month, as we rummaged through new and old recipes posted by Usha at Veg Inspirations. Let’s see what everyone created. There are definitely some popular pics this month and some new favourites! :)

Ksenia of Tales of  a Spoon, who also makes the fabulous monthly T&T logos, made Savory Sesame Rice, based off of Usha’s original.

PS from Spicy Turnovers made Miloni Tahari, a version of pulao, which was just as good as Usha described despite using white basmati rice and chickpeas.

She also made Rawa Dosa, inspired by Usha’s Vegan Instant Semolina Crepes Enhanced with Flax.

Swapna from Simple Veg Cooking made a very quick and easy Strawberry Jam, that was really delicious and thanked Usha for the fabulous recipe.

Swapna also made a Buttermilk Curry (Tomato Mor-Kuzhambu), which was great with crispy dosa. The soupy curry can be found at Usha’s site here.

Nandini from Nandini’s Food Page opted to make a healthy Flax Chutney Powder, which was very similar to Usha’s original.

Priya from Priya’s Easy N Tasty Recipes made 4 recipes: a delicious Eggplants with a Bell Pepper Curry and a creative Watermelon Rind Roti, just like Usha made them.

Her next two recipes she tried were Cabbage Roti with an Oats Coconut Chutney. She added in some mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves, but was otherwise true to the two recipes posted by Usha.

Umm Mymoonah from taste of Pearl City made Instant Oats and Ragi Idli, which was a hit with both old and young kids despite being healthy. It was just as good as Usha described here.


Priya from Mharo Rajasthan’s Recipes made two recipes. The first was Flax and Peanut Chutney powder, and was surprised how well flax seeds turned out in the delicious chutney. Usha’s original recipe is here.


Her next recipe was Sweet Sesame Rice, which she tried because of sweet tooth. Sounds like it was mighty tasty. Usha’s mouth-watering recipe can be found here.

Satyasree from Super Yummy Recipes made multiple recipes as well: Cracked Wheat Oats Adai and Tomato Onion Chutney. Both were unique examples of Usha’s recipes.



She also tried Instant Oats Dosa, but changed the toppings slightly from what Usha posted.


Laura at My Seasonal Food Blog made a great debut into participating in a food blog event: She made a delicious Mediterranean Lentil Salad from Usha’s website, as well as delicious Spicy Baked Potato Wedges, which she spotted on her blog here.



Sayantani from A Homemaker’s Diary from Sprouted Mung and Ragi Adai, a type of lentil and rice pancake, based off of Usha’s creation.


Lata Raja from Flavours and Tastes made Bittergourd in a lentil gravy curry (Pagakkai Pithla Kuzhambu) from Usha’s website instead of using her sister’s recipe.


Sharmilee from Sharmi’s Passions also made some addictive Instant Oats Idli from Usha’s blog.

Nivedita from Nivedita’s Kitchen made 3 dishes: Barley Pinto Bean Soup, Quick & Simple Milk Fudge (Microwave Doodh Pedha) and Instant Oats Idli (again!).

Sangeetha of Sangi’s Food World made Instant Oats Dosa and found them tasty even without spices, which she had bookmarked from Usha’s website.


Kalyani & Gayatri from adiruchi made a meal out of Sweet Potato Buns and Minestrone Soup, both lovely recipes from Usha’s blog.

Indrani from Recipe Junction tried Usha‘s Eggplant and Bell Pepper Curry, with coriander powder instead of garam masala.

Aparna from Apy Cooking! also enjoyed making and eating Usha‘s Oats Idli, but added in ginger, urad dal and curry leaves.

Denny from Oh Taste N See made both Carrot Oats Dosai, which was a nice change as it was prepared quickly. Usha’s recipe can be found here.


Denny’s Sesame Flax Potato Fry, was inspired by Usha, as Denny didn’t have quinoa and changed it into a rice and dhal meal.


Jayasri from Samayalarai – Cooking is Divine made a lovely Tamarind Flavoured Spinach, Avocado Pulkas, and Buttermilk Curry with Tomato. Selecting veg Inspirations inspired Jayasri to finally post her photos from Usha’s wonderful, healthy recipes.



My contribution was creating Indian Banana Halva, based off of Usha’s Banana Fudge (Halwa).

I think we can all thank Usha was continuing to post such healthy, unique recipes. What a lovely collection of tried and tasted recipes. Please join Srivalli at Cooking 4 All Seasons for the next edition of T&T. We will be scouring through recipes at My Diverse Kitchen.

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  1. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said, on August 16, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Wonderful roundup dear. Loving all the creations.

  2. Indrani said, on August 17, 2010 at 12:59 AM

    Beautifully compiled round-up, janet..you did a great job…so many unique recipes from one blog in one place…now I’ve bookmarked some from here…will try one by one

  3. Nivedita said, on August 17, 2010 at 1:04 AM

    Thanks for adding me
    Lovely round up, I think Oats Idly got tested more!! And it deserves also!!

  4. satya said, on August 17, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    wow it was a beautiful roundup …all dishes looks so tempting yummy …thanks to usha n thank you also janet…
    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

  5. Nandini said, on August 19, 2010 at 7:44 AM

    Wow! It’s a wonderful round-up with nutritious and delicious goodies there!


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