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

Aluchi Bhaji Recipe (Maharashtrian Style Colocasia Leaves Curry)

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:42

Aluchi Bhaji is a Maharashtrian curry made using nutritious Colocasia (Aloo,Arbi) leaves. This lip smacking, sweet-sour, no onion-garlic curry is a part of many festive fares across the state. The curry is pretty simple to make, the only precaution you need to take is while buying the leaves. The leaves ...

Vegan Kofta Curry Recipe

Monday, 10 October 2016 00:27

Vegan kofta curry recipe is a delightful accompaniment to Roti or Rice. This is a simple and quick recipe with an end result that does not look like effortless recipe. Vegan koftas are made using vegetables and tofu and served in a spicy onion-tomato-cashew nut gravy. This is a great way to use leftover ...

Vegan Burger Recipe With Beans And Tofu Patty

Monday, 03 October 2016 00:26

This Vegan Burger Recipe With Beans And Tofu Patty makes for a delicious, soul-satisfying, protein-packed vegan meal/evening snack. Satisfy your burger cravings with this simple, easy to make and healthy burger. The spicy burger patty is made with a variety of beans, vegetables, and herbs to enrich your ...

Published in Burger Recipes

Katachi Amti Recipe (Spicy Accompaniment To Maharashtrian Puran Poli)

Monday, 26 September 2016 00:03

Katachi Amti is a typical accompaniment to the quintessential Maharashtrian sweet Puran Poli. Majority of the festive fares in Maharashtra feature Puran Poli- Katchi Amti combo as its star attraction. Katachi Amti is made from the stock leftover from cooking Chana Dal, which is used as a stuffing for ...

Tomato Gojju (South Indian Style Tomato Curry Recipe)

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:35

Tomato Gojju is one of the easiest side dish (South Indian Style Tomato Curry Recipe) that can be made, especially when you are pressed for time. Tomatoes are cooked with jaggery and a couple of spices to make this quick accompaniment for rotis or rice. This no onion no garlic side dish is also good ...

Beans And Matki Bhaji Recipe (Maharashtrian Green Beans And Sprouted Moth Beans)

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00

Beans and Matki Bhaji (curry) is a simple Maharashtrian style curry made using green beans and sprouted moth beans. This no-onion/garlic side dish is part of many festive fares. The simple curry is spice with Goda masala. You can add sprouted moong beans to it along with moth beans. Usually kokum syrup ...

No Onion No Garlic Black Eyed Beans Curry Recipe

Friday, 23 September 2016 00:56

No Onion No Garlic Black Eyed Beans (Chawli/Lobia/Cow peas) Curry is a tasty side dish usually served with Roti or Rice. This simple, quick no-onion/garlic recipe is made by cooking the nutritious beans with some flavourful spices and hence can be served for religious festive fares too. Groundnut powder ...

Dahi Sabudana Recipe (Savory Tapioca Pearls Seasoned with Yogurt)

Friday, 23 September 2016 00:23

Dahi Sabudana Recipe (Savory Tapioca Pearls Seasoned with Yogurt) is a typical Maharashtrian recipe made during religious fasts. This is a quick recipe (leaving the soaking time) and can be easily made by amateur cooks too. The curd in the dish helps to balance the acidity that may be caused due to ...

Pinto Bean Salsa Salad Recipe

Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:49

Pinto Beans are extensively used in Mexican cooking. This quick Pinto bean Salsa salad is a protein rich, healthy snack. The recipe is very versatile and you can adjust the taste of the salad to your liking.  The Chipotle pepper in Adobo sauce adds a smoky flavour to the salad. Serve Pinto Bean ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Kokum Saar Recipe - Traditional Maharashtrian Kokum Drink

Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:36

In Kokum Saar Recipe, kokum is diluted in water and made into a juice which is then warmed with jaggery and then tempered with spices in ghee to make this tangy-sweet and flavourful saar. Kokum is known to have multiple health benefits. It aids digestion and hence this Kokum saar makes for an appetizing ...

Published in Indian Drink Recipes

Cucumber Mor Kuzhambu Recipe (Cucumber Curry)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:34

Cucumber Mor Kuzhambu is a delectable curry usually served with steamed rice. Cucumber pieces are cooked till soft and then mixed with a coconut-mustard-curd gravy. This simple curry is very flavourful and uses ingredients easily available in the pantry. This is a great way to use up leftover cucumbers ...

Lal Bhoplyacha Bharit Recipe (Red Pumpkin Raita)

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:27

Lal Bhoplyache Bharit is a Maharashtrian side dish made by mixing steamed red pumpkin, curd, crushed groundnuts and is then tempered with flavourful spices. The recipe is very quick and uses simple day-to-day ingredients. This appetising raita is a great side dish even if you are fasting and is sure ...

Published in Indian Raita Recipes

Moong Bhajji Recipe (Moong Fritters)

Monday, 19 September 2016 00:13

Moong Bhajji is a delicious deep fried snack made using split moong dal and some spices. This sinful snack is a very popular street food all across Maharashtra. The recipe is very quick, simple and uses very few ingredients. The only advance preparation required is to soak the dal. You can also use Moong ...

Green Beans Salad Recipe

Monday, 19 September 2016 00:06

Green Beans Salad is a healthy side dish in which crunchy green beans are tossed together with a few spices and garnished with lime juice and nuts. This is a simple no-onion/garlic recipe made with ingredients easily available in the pantry. You can use fresh coconut instead of the desiccated coconut ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Bell Pepper Sabji Recipe-No Onion No Garlic

Monday, 19 September 2016 00:04

Including a variety of coloured fruits and vegetables in our daily diet is not only eye pleasing but also helps to increase the intake of a variety of nutrients. Coloured peppers (capsicum) are easily available at most vegetable vendors and hence are easier to include in the regular diet. This no onion ...

Nagli Rava Upma Recipe - Healthy Ragi Rava Upma Recipe

Sunday, 18 September 2016 00:17

 This Nagli Rava Upma is a healthier alternative to the usual wheat semolina. Nagli Rava (Semolina) is available now in many grocery/health stores and takes very little time to cook. The nutritive benefits of Ragi/Nagli are well known since ancient times. Use any vegetables of your choice ...

Bhindi Raita Recipe (Okra Salad)

Saturday, 17 September 2016 00:08

Bhindi Raita (Okra Salad) is a delicious side dish made by adding spiced curd to crisp okra slices. This is a no onion/garlic recipe is fairly simple and is a refreshing treat for Bhindi lovers/non-lovers alike. You can either pan fry the Bhindi slices or Microwave or air fry till crisp. Serve Bhindi ...

Published in Indian Raita Recipes

Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney Recipe

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:13

The nutritive peels of the humble Ridge gourd (Dodka) can be used to make a quick, lip smacking chutney. Sesame can be added along with the ridge gourd for an extra crunch, and to increase the health quotient of the chutney. Flax seeds can be another addition to increase the nutritive value of the chutney. Serve ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Upvaas Thalipeeth Recipe

Monday, 12 September 2016 00:04

Upvaas Thalipeeth is a typical Maharashtrian pancake usually made during religious fasts. Flours of Barnyard millet (Sama, Bhagar), Amaranth (Rajgira), Sago (Sabudana), Singada (water chestnut) are mixed with grated potato and a few spices to make this delicious Thalipeeth. You can make this ahead of ...

Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe (No Onion No Garlic)

Sunday, 11 September 2016 00:12

Lemongrass Coconut Rice makes for a quick one pot meal. This no onion/garlic recipe is very simple to prepare. The rice is cooked with coconut milk, lemongrass and vegetables.The subtle flavors of lemongrass and coconut are very soothing to the palate, and vegetables can be added as per your preference. ...

Gavar Ki Sabji Recipe (Cluster Beans Curry)

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 00:30

Guar (cluster beans) or Gavar ki Sabji is a simple side dish which goes well with Rice or Roti. The addition of spices compliments the distinct, slightly bitter flavour of these legumes. Tomato adds a nice tang to the dish. Making it in the pressure cooker or pressure pan, reduces the cooking time. You ...

Sprouted Moong And Methi Pulao Recipe

Sunday, 04 September 2016 00:58

Sprouted Moong And Methi Pulao Recipe are both packed with beneficial nutrients. This Sprouted Moong and Methi Pulao, with the goodness of both these wholesome ingredients, makes for a healthy and appetising one-pot meal. Use fresh Methi leaves for maximum flavour and taste. This recipe suggests the ...

Bhoplyache Gharge Recipe (Maharashtrian Style Sweet Pumpkin Puris)

Thursday, 01 September 2016 00:42

Bhoplyache Gharge is a typical deep fried Maharashtrian snack made using grated red pumpkin,jaggery and wheat flour. These mildly sweet puris are very easy to make and are so tasty that they disappear quickly too. Bhoplyache Gharge Recipe (Maharashtrian style sweet Pumpkin puris) can be served as a ...

Chocolate Flavoured 7 Cup Burfi Recipe

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:56

As the name suggests Chocolate Flavoured 7 Cup Burfi is made using 7 cups of ingredients. This traditional sweet is simple to make but is quite laborious and requires a lot of patience and arm strength. The recipe for this burfi may vary from household to household, with everyone adapting to their taste ...

     
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