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

Gilka Bhajji Recipe (Silk Squash Fritters)

Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:14

Slices of Gilka (Silk Squash/Sponge Squash) are dipped in a spicy chickpea flour batter and then deep fried to make these sinful Gilka Bhajji Recipe (Silk Squash Fritters). They are typically made in most Maharashtrian households for a tea time snack or as an accompaniment with Rice-Dal or Kadhi. Carom ...

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 ...

Cauliflower Thoran Recipe (Kerala Style Cauliflower)

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:39

Thoran is a simple Kerala style side dish, usually served along with steamed rice. This Cauliflower Thoran uses a flavoured combination of coconut and curry leaves, quintessential to Kerala cuisine. It is quick, easy and needs few basic ingredients. You can substitute the cauliflower with other fresh ...

Kadhai Tofu Sabji Recipe

Monday, 27 June 2016 00:29

Kadhai Tofu Sabji is made by stir frying Tofu in a Kadhai/wok, with a few vegetables and spices. It is a quick, simple recipe made using easily available ingredients. You can make ahead a stock of the spice mix and use as required. The spices flavour the bland Tofu pieces and it is sure to win over even ...

Carrot Soup Recipe

Monday, 27 June 2016 00:29

Carrot soup is made by blending together cooked carrots, onion, potato and ginger. This is a great way to use up carrots lurking in the refrigerator. This is usually served as a thick soup but you can adjust the consistency according to your liking. You can use a piece of bottle gourd instead of potato ...

Published in Soup Recipes

Spicy Avocado Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Sunday, 26 June 2016 00:17

To make the Spicy Avocado Scrambled Eggs chopped Avocado is added to spicy, soft scrambled eggs. The Avocado adds to the creaminess of the eggs while the herbs and spices help to mask its blandness. You can adjust the ingredients according to your taste or availability. You can also add in some coloured ...

Red Chilli Thecha (Maharashtrian style Red chilli chutney Recipe)

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 00:48

Red Chilli Thecha is a popular chutney made in most households in Maharashtra. This spicy Maharashtrian style Red chilli chutney Recipe is a classic example of a simple dish, which uses just a few day-to-day ingredients, but takes your meal to another level. There are several variations of Thecha, this ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Manga Gojju Recipe (Spicy Mango relish)

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:09

Manga Gojju or mango curry is a spicy, sweet and tangy instant mango relish, made especially during the summers when unripe green mangoes are abundantly available. This South Indian style preparation is quick and easy to prepare and is a great accompaniment to Phulkas, allo paratha or rice.  Serve ...

Broccoli And Tofu Green Curry Recipe

Friday, 17 June 2016 00:01

Fresh Broccoli florets and Tofu are cooked in a spicy green curry to make this fragrant Broccoli and Tofu green curry recipe. This is a very easy recipe and with a little advance prep work, it takes just under 20 minutes to make. You can make a stock of the green curry paste ahead of time, freeze and ...

Ruote Pasta & Eggplant Gratin Recipe

Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:58

Ruote pasta is popularly known as Cartwheel pasta or Wagon wheel pasta owing to its shape. This Ruote pasta & Eggplant gratin is a scrumptious one pot meal which is sure to please everyone. The pretty pasta is layered with veggies in pasta sauce, eggplants and topped with Gouda cheese; you can also ...

Whole Wheat Crepes With Roasted Vegetables And White Sauce Recipe

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:27

Whole wheat crepes with roasted vegetables and white sauce is a very chic idea to feed vegetables to fussy eaters. These wholesome stuffed crepes are nutritious, as well as tasty and can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is also a great way to use up leftover vegetables lurking in the crisper. Whole ...

Vegetarian Laksa Curry Recipe

Monday, 13 June 2016 00:05

Laksa Curry is a popular Malaysian soup made using rice noodles, meat, vegetables and a spicy coconut milk curry. This aromatic Vegetarian Curry Laksa is a one-pot meal which combines fresh vegetables with a spicy coconut milk curry. This recipe also suggests a few local substitutes in case the original ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl Recipe With Red Bell Pepper Sauce

Sunday, 12 June 2016 00:52

The health benefits of Quinoa are well known. But if its peculiar and bland taste is stopping you from including it in your regular diet, try this flavourful Mediterranean Quinoa bowl. This simple recipe uses fresh vegetables with Quinoa and a smoky red bell pepper sauce to dress them up. It is a very ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Chargrilled Eggplant Tabbouleh Recipe

Saturday, 11 June 2016 00:49

Tabbouleh is a popular Middle Eastern salad that is usually served as a part of a Mezze. The addition of chargrilled eggplant adds a distinct smoky flavour to the salad. You can adjust the proportion of ingredients according to your taste and availability. For a gluten free version, the bulgur or cracked ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Gavar Pumpkin Sabji Recipe

Friday, 10 June 2016 00:45

Gavar (Gaur or Cluster beans) and Pumpkin (Kaddu/Lal Bhopla) sabji is a simple and healthy accompaniment for rotis or rice. The sweetness of the Pumpkin balances the slight bitterness of the Gavar beans and both these vegetables pair up well in this humble sabji. There are various ways to prepare the ...

Ambe Dal Recipe - Maharashtrian Salad with Raw Mango & Chana Dal

Friday, 03 June 2016 00:15

Ambe Dal Recipe with Green Mango and Chana Dal is a traditional Maharashtrian preparation, specially made during the hot summer months, when green Mangoes are abundant. It is super quick and easy to make and requires just a few, easily available ingredients. Tart, unripe mangoes are grated and added ...

Published in Indian Salad Recipes

Manga Ogre Recipe (Mango Rice)

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:07

Mongo ogre recipe is a summer recipe where we use mangoes in it. The most loved feature of summer is mangoes. Mangoes-unripe or ripe are much loved by the majority of Indians. The green, unripe mangoes find their way in anything from simple summer drinks to laborious preserves like pickles. This Manga ...

Papad Nachos With Salsa Recipe

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:31

Papad Nachos with Salsa is a fun fusion recipe, where the Indian Papad meets the Mexican Salsa. Roasted Papad is topped with a spicy tangy Mexican Salsa and cheese, grilled just till the Cheese melts. You can use any variety of Papad like Urad, Ragi, Rice or Moong. You can also use Khakra. From a basic ...

Cajun Style Potatoes Recipe

Friday, 06 May 2016 00:19

These Cajun Style Potatoes is one of the tastiest and easiest side dish that can be made at a short notice since it requires just a few ingredients. Potato wedges, seasoned with cajun spice mix are baked in the oven instead of deep frying. You can adjust the seasoning according to your preference. ...

Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe

Thursday, 05 May 2016 00:42

Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe are delicious whole wheat-carrot pancakes with flavour similar to that of the classic carrot cake. These pancakes are quick and easy to make and are a perfect way to sneak in veggies for fussy eaters. You can use a readymade blend of Pumpkin pie spice mix to flavour the pancakes ...

Lemon And Ginger Spicy Black Eyed Beans Recipe

Sunday, 01 May 2016 00:58

A bowl of Lemon and Ginger Spicy Black Eyed Beans packed with goodness and bursting with fiery flavors, is sure to banish even the Monday blues. A spicy, gingery & tangy twist to the humble Black Eyed Beans agrees easily with the Indian palate. You can add vegetables of choice along with the beans. Serve ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Ragi Kanji (Salt Version) Recipe

Sunday, 24 April 2016 00:34

Ragi Kanji or Nagli Ambil as it is called in Maharashtra is a rustic porridge made from Ragi/Nagli/Finger millets which is usually served for breakfast. The nutritive and therapeutic benefits of Ragi are well known since ancient times. A bowl of Ragi Kanji in the morning serves as a protein rich, power ...

     
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