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

Nagli/Ragi Laddu Recipe

Monday, 15 August 2016 00:44

Nagli/Ragi Laddu is a healthy snack especially for kids. This sweet is a delicious way to feed them the nutritious grain-Nagli as well as dates. Adjust the quantities of the dates and the other add ons to your taste. Use freshly milled Nagli flour for best results. This is also a great recipe to involve ...

Jwarichya Lahyancha Chivda Recipe - Maharashtrian Style Popped Jowar Chivda

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 00:44

Popped Jowar Chivda or Jwarichya (Jondhalyachya) Lahyancha Chivda is a traditional Maharashtrian snack. Popped Jowar (Lahya) is flavoured with a few spices to make this quick and healthy snack. Popped Jowar is readily available at most grocery stores or specialty health stores. One can easily make it ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Ukadpendi Recipe - Maharashtrian Style Spiced Rice Flour Porridge

Monday, 08 August 2016 00:21

Ukadpendi is a rustic Maharashtrian style spiced Rice flour porridge, usually served for breakfast. Ukad in Marathi means ‘to boil’ .Ukadpendi is made by boiling rice flour in a mixture of water and buttermilk. The buttermilk adds a nice tang to the spiced porridge. You can also use Wheat,Jowar,Ragi ...

Matkiche Vade Recipe - Moth Beans Fritters

Thursday, 04 August 2016 00:45

Matkiche Vade Recipe (Moth Beans Fritters) is a spicy deep fried Maharashtrian snack. Matki sprouts are ground to a coarse paste and mixed with chickpea flour (besan), green chillies, herbs, onions and a few spices to make these addictive Vade. This recipe uses coriander, but you can also use mint, ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Bhagar Recipe - Maharashtrian Style Spicy Barnyard Millet Pulao

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:51

Bhagar or Variche Tandul (Sama ke Chawal or Barnyard Millet) is typically made during religious fasts in Maharashtra. This spicy dish is a great gluten free meal option on any day, since it is made with Bhagar or sama rice/same akki/sawa which is a millet. Using ghee for tempering adds a rich, earthy ...

Published in Pulao Recipes

Danyachi Amti Recipe (Maharashtrian Style Groundnut Curry)

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 00:15

Danyachi Amti (Groundnut Amti) is a simple groundnut based curry that is typically made during religious fasts in Maharashtra. This protein rich curry usually accompanies Bhagar. Groundnut paste is tempered with ghee and a couple of spices to make this simple Maharashtrian Style Groundnut Curry. Buttermilk ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:15

Buttermilk Cinnamon rolls is an indulgent breakfast or tea-time treat. There is nothing as satisfying as baking your own bread! These fluffy, soft homemade rolls are quite simple to make and taste better than any bakery baked rolls! Using a few simple ingredients, a bit of planning and patience, the ...

Vegetable Tartlets Recipe

Friday, 29 July 2016 00:40

In this Vegetable Tartlets, we fill the pastry with creamy, cheesy, mixed vegetable filling. The tart crust in this recipe is made from scratch. You can make the dough or the tart shells ahead, to simplify the process of making the tartlets. Use your favorite vegetables or use leftover vegetables lurking ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Aloo Bonda Recipe (Deep Fried Snack With Potato Filling)

Friday, 29 July 2016 00:38

Aloo Bonda is a classic deep fried snack made by batter frying small balls of a spicy potato mixture. This no garlic, no onion version is simple and makes for an appetising tea time snack. Serve Aloo Bonda with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney, Date Tamarind Chutney or any other chutney of your choice. If you ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls Recipe

Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:54

Vietnamese Rice paper rolls recipe are made by wrapping crisp, fresh vegetables and herbs in Rice paper. These crunchy, healthy salad rolls are easy to make and very versatile. You can also add mango, avocado, radish, beet, cabbage, tofu, paneer, colored peppers etc. Use fresh ingredients and plenty ...

Aval Mixture Recipe - Poha Chivda

Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:36

Aval Mixture is a Chivda made using flattened rice, khara sev, boondi, groundnuts and curry leaves. This mixture is spiced with asafoetida, turmeric and chilli powder. It is simple to make, the only time consuming process is frying the Poha.  Aval mixture is usually made during Diwali or Gokulashtami ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Tart Provencal With Ratatouille Recipe

Sunday, 24 July 2016 00:45

Tart Provencal with Ratatouille is a French style tart recipe made using vegetables that are typically used in baking Ratatouille. Ratatouille is a popular French vegetable stew. The stewed vegetables are filled in a tart crust and baked and topped with cheese. Serve the Savory Tart Provencal with Ratatouille ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Okra Bamia Recipe

Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:36

Bamia is a simple Okra (Bhindi/Lady’s Finger) and Tomato stew, popular across the Middle East. Okra is gently simmered with tomatoes to make this classic dish, which can be served with Rice or bread. Meat may also be added to this stew, but this vegetarian version is equally delicious. Use tender, ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:07

Roasted Chickpeas is a great munching snack for both kids and adults. This simple recipe is also a great alternative to the deep fried version usually available in the market. The only challenge you may face is to control the urge to pop them in your mouth while making them! You can use anything from ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 01:21

Banana Cream Pie is a decadent, rich dessert in which, flaky shortcrust pastry is filled with vanilla pastry cream and sliced Bananas and is topped with whipped cream. This recipe uses the pie crust and pastry cream both made from scratch and hence looks a little long winded. The pastry cream is made ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Kerala Style Taroo Root Curry Recipe (Colacasia)

Saturday, 16 July 2016 02:20

Kerala Style Taro Root Curry uses Arbi  which is widely used across India in various ways. This Kerala style Taro Root curry is made using fresh coconut and is classically served with steamed rice. Malabar tamarind is traditionally used as a souring agent, which also helps in destroying the ...

Published in Indian Curry Recipes

Chinese Style Green Beans Recipe

Friday, 15 July 2016 00:32

Chinese style Green beans is a delicious ,spicy and quick side dish, sure to please even those who do not like beans. The Green beans are flavored with ginger-garlic and the quick frying keeps the beans crunchy. Use fresh beans so that they cook easily. The Chinese Green beans can also be served on their ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Sprouted Mung Bean and Spinach Soup Recipe

Friday, 15 July 2016 00:18

This mildly flavored, nourishing Sprouted Mung beans and Spinach Soup Recipe combines the goodness of sprouted Mung Beans/green gram whole beans and Spinach. The nutty-sweet taste of the sprouted mung beans balances the slightly bitter aftertaste of Spinach. Ginger, garlic, and cumin are used to flavor ...

Published in Soup Recipes

Vaangi Bhaat Recipe (Maharashtrian Style Brinjal Rice)

Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:25

Vaangi Bhaat or Brinjal Rice is a quintessential Maharashtrian rice preparation made using Brinjals, flavoured with some spices. Usually the purple-black variety of Brinjals is used. Like most recipes, there are many variations of Vaangi Bhaat too. This no onion/garlic preparation is simple and is part ...

Spicy Thai Style Tofu With Quinoa Recipe

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:40

To make this healthy Thai Style Tofu with Quinoa, Tofu cubes are tossed with vegetables in a spicy sauce and served on a bed of Quinoa. You can use any vegetables of your choice. Quinoa is a healthy substitution for rice or noodles. Gluten free, vegan, high protein, this spicy Thai style Tofu with Quinoa ...

Gilka Bhajji Recipe-Silk Squash Fritters

Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:14

Slices of Gilka are dipped in a spicy chickpea flour batter and then deep fried to make these sinful Gilka Bhajji Recipe. They are typically made in most Maharashtrian households for a tea time snack or as an accompaniment with Rice-Dal or Kadhi. Carom seeds (Ajwain) not only add flavor but also aid ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Creamy Radish Soup Recipe With Sweet Potato

Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:08

Creamy Radish soup is a healthy recipe made with radish and sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes balance the pungency of radish and also provide a smooth texture to the soup. You can use small pink radishes or the regular white Radishes, whichever available. The carom and fennel seeds add flavor to the ...

Published in Soup Recipes

Sweet Potato Gratin With Fresh Herbs Recipe

Monday, 04 July 2016 02:39

Sweet Potato Gratin is a rich baked casserole made using Sweet Potato slices soaked in cream and topped with cheese. Fresh herbs are sprinkled in between the sweet potato layers to add freshness and flavor to the bake. Slice the sweet potatoes uniformly so that they bake evenly.This creamy Sweet Potato ...

Mirchicha Chatka (Fire Roasted Chillies With Yogurt Recipe)

Saturday, 02 July 2016 00:38

Mirchicha Chatka is a quick Maharashtrian side dish, which is made by mixing fire roasted hot green chillies with yogurt. Typically hot dark green chillies (Lavangi Mirchi) are used but you can use other, less pungent variety, depending on how brave your taste buds are. The cool yogurt helps to balance ...

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