Home Garden Veggie Tian

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Home Garden Veggie Tian

This is an adaptation of the French dish Tian, which mainly consists of vegetables, cut in circles and baked. By adaptation, I mean my version has sambar podi to liven things up for the Indian palate. What is special about this dish? It was made with homegrown, organic zucchinis, squash and tomatoes, the only outsider being potatoes. It is a very easy recipe to put together. The only suggestion I have after making it once, is to half boil your potatoes if you’re adding them, since they take much longer to cook than the other vegetables. It’s a colorful and extremely visually appealing dish and I hope you will attempt it in your kitchens. You can be sure to elicit the “wow”s from whomever you’re serving it to.

Serves 10-12

2 large red tomatoes
2 large pink potatoes (peeled)
2 large zucchinis
3-4 medium/large squashes (very large squashes get too seedy)
2 Tbs sambar powder
1 cup of grated cheese (I used mozzarella and cheddar)
Garnish with herb of your choice (I used thyme and rosemary for this one)
Finely chopped spring onion chives
Oil spray
Salt to taste


Peel potatoes.
Cut every vegetable (and fruit) in 1/4 inch thick circles.
Cook the potatoes in the microwave for about 5-6 minutes.
Prepare your baking pan by spraying it with olive oil.
Set the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Separate the circles by vegetable and keep them apart.
Mix sambar podi with salt and sprinkle it over each of the veggie discs.
Arrange them in the pan in the order of your preference, alternating colors.
Bake this for 25-30 minutes.
Reduce the heat of the oven to 350 degrees.
Now pull the dish out.
Add the herbs and chives first and top it with the cheese.
Cook at 350 for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.

Enjoy by itself, or with freshly baked French bread.
Until next time,
Au Revoir!


Posted on

July 15, 2012


  1. wow!This is a gourmet recipe. I really like the way you have presented this and the veg done like this must be so yummy!

  2. Hmm What a colorful Tray Priya! OMG, all these are from your Garden, that's even awesome…

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  3. Wow.This is great stuff-looks so appetizing !

  4. Interesting recipe…Very healthy with organic home grown veggies…

  5. looks colourful and delicious, nice addition of sambar powder, lovely recipe Priya :)

  6. Priya, this looks colorful and delicious..i love your idea of adding sambhar podi..

  7. what a colorful version here

    achha tell me the tray u have used which one is it?

  8. I love this kind of food. And with some fresh bread! Wow!

  9. very colorful and interesting recipe..

  10. Wat a healthy and colourful dish, seems you are having loads of fun with ur homegrown fresh veggies.

  11. Looks delicious and healthy! Love it!

  12. wow…a fabulous, elegant recipe!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. Wow Priya!! I want to just sink my teeth in these. I will be making this soooooooooon.

  14. Very interesting idea, looks very tempting..

  15. tottly wonderful.fresh veggies from garden…

  16. This is really awesome.. will surely make it :)


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