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

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 ...

Published in Thoran Recipes

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 ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

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

Spicy Avocado Scrambled Eggs Recipe is a tasty and high protein breakfast recipe that is so simple and easy to make. If you are rushed for time in the mornings and need to fix a quick breakfast then this is the recipe to make. To make the Spicy Avocado Scrambled Eggs chopped Avocado is added to spicy, ...

Published in Scrambled Egg Recipe

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 ...

Published in Gojju Recipes

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 ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

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 ...

Published in Crepe Recipes

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 ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

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 ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

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 ...

Published in Pancake Recipes

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. Spicy ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Ragi Kanji Recipe - Salt Version

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 ...

Couscous Eggplant And Tomato Gratin Recipe

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:24

Couscous Eggplant and Tomato Gratin is a baked casserole in which tomato sauce and grilled eggplants are layered on a bed of couscous and topped with Feta cheese and bread crumbs. This recipe uses Harissa paste/sauce to spice up the dish. You can skip it if you do not have it handy; just adjust the seasoning ...

Pasta Aglio Olio Recipe

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 00:39

Pasta Aglio Olio is the simplest and most basic pasta dish, with garlic and olive oil as its star ingredients. Spaghetti is usually used to make Aglio Olio pasta. It is very quick to put together and need very few day-to-day ingredients and hence is a life saver for last minute emergencies. You can add ...

Published in Pasta Recipes

Savoury Bread Pudding Recipe

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:10

If you are looking for ideas to use leftover bread and if you prefer a warm savoury casserole to a sweet one, this Savoury Bread Pudding is for you. To make this hearty Savoury Bread and Butter pudding, vegetables along with some cheese, fresh herbs and english Mustard are sandwiched between bread slices, ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad With Feta Vinaigrette Recipe

Saturday, 02 April 2016 00:59

Orzo also called Risoni, is a type of short-cut pasta, which looks like a large grain of rice or a melon seed. This versatile pasta cooks very quickly and is mess-free to eat. A tangy, creamy Vinaigrette of Feta cheese and red wine vinegar lends a zesty Mediterranean flavour to the Orzo pasta. The salad ...

Published in Pasta Recipes
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