Madhuli Ajay

Giving up a lucrative career tinkering with Analytical equipments, Madhuli Ajay chose to tinker in her Food lab- developing new recipes & satisfying her culinary travel cravings. She has been sharing heirloom recipes on her blog 'My Foodcourt' for the past 9 yrs. Madhuli bakes to feed her soul. Testing recipes & photographing food for a cookbook, has fuelled her food photography passion. Based in the gorgeous 'Wine Capital' of India Nashik, Madhuli also loves spending time in her little kitchen garden.

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Recipes and Articles by Madhuli Ajay

Farfalle In Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Friday, 21 April 2017 13:01

Farfalle with creamy Mushroom sauce is a quick pasta dish apt for quick weeknight meals. The creamy mushroom sauce is easy and a nice change from the usual red or white sauce. It can be served hot for a wholesome meal or cold as a refreshing salad. You can use fresh or dried Mushrooms as per their availability. Serve ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Baked Bitter Gourd Bhajji Recipe (Karela Fritters)

Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:01

Baked Bitter Gourd Bhajji Recipe (Karela Fritters) is a delicious way to enjoy the goodness of bitter gourd. Bitter gourd slices are coated with a spicy batter and then baked till crisp instead of deep frying to make this tasty snack. Marinating the slices in salt and then rinsing them reduces their ...

Noodle Sizzler With Garlic Pepper Sauce And Baked Vegetables Recipe

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:23

Noodles are tastefully paired with baked vegetables and topped with garlic pepper sauce to make this appetising Noodle Sizzler with Garlic Pepper Sauce and Baked Vegetables. The colourful vegetables and the dramatic ‘sizzle’ makes this simple meal look exotic. Use any vegetables of your choice. The ...

Published in East Asian Cuisine

Baked Brie In Puff Pastry With Fruits Recipe

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:21

Baked Brie In Puff Pastry With Fruits Recipe with is a delicious party hors d'oeuvres. The soft oozing cheese makes this appetiser an instant crowd pleaser. Even though the name sounds fancy, it is very easy to put together this snack. Use any fruits/nuts of choice in Baked Brie In Puff Pastry With Fruits ...

Published in Dinner Party Desserts

Spaghetti With Broccoli And Smoked Almonds Recipe

Monday, 06 March 2017 00:22

Spaghetti with Broccoli and smoked almonds is a tasty, healthy meal perfect for days when you are pressed for time. Broccoli, toasted smoked almond slices and chillies are tossed together to create this simple, appetising dish. Serve Spaghetti with Broccoli and smoked almonds with Pizza Margherita for ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Black Bean Soup With Mojo Recipe

Friday, 03 March 2017 00:07

Black Bean Soup with Mojo is a wholesome, flavourful soup perfect for quick, light meals. The Cuban inspired Mojo sauce adds a zesty, garlicky flavour to the soup. You can use any vegetables of choice. In fact this is a great recipe to use up leftover vegetables lurking in your fridge. Adjust the amount ...

Published in Soups

Mix Vegetable Risotto Recipe

Thursday, 02 March 2017 00:07

Mix Vegetable Risotto is a creamy, cheesy, Italian inspired rice dish loved by kids and adults alike. It is a very simple recipe but requires some patience, since the rice needs to be constantly stirred. You can add some dry white wine to the rice if it is not being served to kids. The ricotta cheese ...

Methi Jowar Roti Recipe (Fenugreek & Millet flatbread)

Friday, 24 February 2017 00:00

Methi Jowar Roti is a gluten free healthy flatbread that incorporates the goodness of greens as well as millets. The distinct bitterness of the fresh fenugreek leaves is balanced by the nutty sweetness of Jowar. This recipe is quick and simple. It is made in the style of Bhakri, which is directly cooked ...

Beetroot Rosti Recipe

Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:07

Rosti is a classic Swedish potato pancake usually served for breakfast. Beetroot Rosti Recipe is a beetroot variant of the classic dish that adds a vibrant colour and also makes it healthier. You can make a large rosti as it is traditionally made or small patty sized mini rostis. Fresh dill adds a unique ...

Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart Recipe

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:16

Chocolate salted Caramel Tart is a sinful dessert made by filling buttery sweet pastry with gooey caramel and rich dark chocolate ganache. The salted butter compliments the sweet caramel and bittersweet ganache. The different components can be made ahead.You can also garnish the tart with coarse sea ...

Irish Cream Bundt Cake Recipe

Monday, 20 February 2017 00:14

Irish cream bundt cake is a delicious glazed cake perfect for parties,get togethers or any occasion. It is a simple recipe, very easy to put together with a fabulous result.The cake is infused with Irish cream and just a hint of coffee. You can skip the coffee if you like. For a variation you can add ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Eggplant Steaks Recipe

Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:07

Grilled eggplant is topped with Chickpeas, roasted Bell Peppers, Feta Cheese and herbs to make the eggplant steak. The fancy ‘steaks’ are sure to lure even those who are not very fond of eggplants. You can use thick Italian eggplants or the slender Japanese variety. The quick mix barbeque like sauce ...

Stuffed Mooli Paratha Recipe With Radish Greens

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:15

Stuffed Mooli Paratha Recipe (Indian Radish Stuffed Flatbread) is one of the most popular flat breads relished all across India. Grated white radish along with some spices is stuffed in a whole wheat flour dough along with radish greens to make these wholesome parathas. Comforting and satisfying these ...

Turichya Danyanchi Usal (Maharashtrian Style Fresh Green Tuvar/Pigeon Peas Curry)

Monday, 13 February 2017 00:09

Turichya Danyanchi Usal is a typical Maharashtrian curry made using seasonal fresh green Tuvar beans.The curry is spiced with the quintessential Maharashtrian spice blend-Goda masala. It is a very simple and easy recipe, the only laborious process is removing the beans from their pods. No onion-garlic ...

Maharashtrian Kalanyachi Bhakri Recipe With Groundnut Chutney

Friday, 10 February 2017 00:06

Kalanyachi Bhakri Recipe With Groundnut Chutney is a Maharashtrian meal typically originated in Khandesh region.The Kalna bhakri is usually made during winters but is just as good all year round. You can make a stock of the flour and keep it for about a month. Serve Kalanyachi Bhakri Recipe With Groundnut ...

Matar Karanji Recipe (Maharashtrian Deep Fried Savoury Pastry)

Monday, 30 January 2017 00:15

Matar Karanji is an indulgent Maharashtrian snack made using seasonal fresh green peas. Green peas and fresh coconut along with a few other spices are stuffed in a crisp flour pastry and then deep fried till golden brown. Matar Karanji is usually served as a tea time snack but you can make mini, bite ...

Roasted Tomato & Tortellini Soup Recipe

Sunday, 29 January 2017 00:07

Roasted tomatoes are paired with whole wheat ,cheese stuffed Tortellini to make this simple soup, which can also double up as a light meal. Making the Tortellini from scratch can seem like a daunting task, but this quick pasta recipe makes it a fun activity. The pasta can be made ahead and frozen to ...

Published in Soups

Cape Gooseberry Salad Recipe

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:08

Cape Gooseberry (Rasabhari) salad is a quick and refreshing way to use the seasonal golden berries in their natural form. Sweet fresh figs pair well with the tart berries. You can also use apples or guavas. Use greens and herbs of your choice. Cape gooseberry salad makes for a healthy light meal with ...

Published in Salads

Swedish Saffron Buns Recipe

Friday, 20 January 2017 00:22

Swedish Saffron buns also known as St.Lucia saffron buns are traditional saffron spiced bread rolls, typically made around Christmas. These ‘S’ shaped, mildly sweet, rich rolls are usually topped with a raisin on each end. The golden Swedish Saffron buns make for a perfect tea treat not just for ...

Creamed Spinach Recipe

Sunday, 25 December 2016 00:18

Creamed Spinach as the name suggests, is spinach tossed in a spiced creamy white sauce. This delicious cheesy, creamy side dish can be served with meat roasts or can also be used to stuff sandwiches or savoury crepes. For a variation you can add boiled corn kernels to the creamed spinach. Serve Creamed ...

Published in Dips

Alu Vadi Or Patrode Recipe - Maharashtrian Snack With Colocasia Leaves

Friday, 23 December 2016 00:07

Alu vadi or Patrode is a typical Maharashtrian snack/side dish made by stuffing colocasia (Alu/Arbi) leaves with a spiced multigrain batter and then steaming them. This is a quick and healthy recipe where the steamed vadis are shallow fried instead of deep frying them.  Traditionally the leaves ...

Lemon Lavender Cookies Recipe

Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

Tangy Lemon and exotic Lavender pair up to make these refreshing, buttery, crisp cookies with a heady sweet floral fragrance. Be sure to use culinary lavender to make these cookies.The is a very simple eggless recipe and you can make these cookies in shapes that you desire. The Lemon Lavender Cookies ...

Published in Cookie Recipes

Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:21

Biscotti are crunchy, twice-baked Italian cookies. They are usually dry and are served with a drink in which they can be dunked. This spiced ‘Gingerbread flavored’ version with Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe is a perfect treat for this festive season. For an enhanced 'gingery' flavour, use dried ginger ...

Published in Cookie Recipes

Apple Onion Chutney Recipe

Sunday, 18 December 2016 00:00

Apple Onion Chutney is a spicy-sweet-tangy condiment makes for a delicious addition to any meal. This is a simple quick recipe where apples are cooked with caramelized onions and flavoured with ginger and allspice. This is a basic recipe, you can adjust the amount of ingredients to your taste. Apple ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

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