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

Mumbai Style Pani Puri Recipe

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:23

Mumbai Style Pani Puri, the mere mention of this delightful street food is enough to sensitize your taste buds! The puris are stuffed with Green Moong and khara boondi. Eating the puffed puris in one go is an art in itself. Generally the stuffed puri is then dipped in spicy green chutney water and then ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Chilli Ginger Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:17

Chilli Ginger Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry is a quick, healthy and delicious side dish or a light meal on its own. This is a great way to give a twist to your usual tofus. The ginger soy chilli marinade adds flavour to the otherwise bland bean curd pieces. The vegetables can be varied depending on availability ...

Methi Bajra Poori Recipe

Monday, 28 March 2016 00:23

Methi Bajra Poori as the name suggests, is deep fried, puffed bread made using fresh Methi (fenugreek) leaves and Bajra (millet) flour. The fresh Methi leaves add an amazing flavour and a characteristic bitter taste to the pooris. Bajra adds an earthy taste and makes the puris slightly crunchy. Use fresh ...

Published in Puri Recipes

Methi Muthiya (Wheat Flour And Fenugreek Dumplings) Recipe

Saturday, 26 March 2016 00:13

The goodness of fresh Methi leaves coupled with a few other spices makes Methi Muthiyas an irresistible snack. This traditional Gujarati snack can be steamed or fried depending on your taste or dietary preference; the steamed muthiyas are good for health while the fried ones for the soul! You can also ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta Salad With Goat Cheese

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:47

Pasta salads are simple, quick and versatile. This vibrant Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta Salad with fresh flavours straight from the Mediterranean is perfect for picnics, potlucks, lunch box or even a light lunch/supper. Sun dried tomatoes are blended together with sweet Italian basil leaves and ...

Published in Pasta Recipes

Creamy Polenta With Mushrooms Recipe

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 00:59

Creamy Polenta With Mushrooms is a staple dish of the northern Italian region, made by boiling cornmeal in water or milk. This creamy porridge is a great substitute for rice or pasta and pairs well with vegetables like mushrooms. It is simple to make Polenta, but needs patience and attention while cooking. You ...

Spicy Whole Wheat Roti Taco Bowls Recipe

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 00:58

Leftover whole wheat Rotis get a spicy Makeover in this Spicy Roti Taco Bowls recipe. For the Spicy Roti bowls,leftover rotis or phulkas are crisped up by baking them and then filled with a spicy filling of refried beans, Salsa/salad and sour cream-akin to the Mexican Taco bowls. You can pretty much ...

Published in Mexican Recipes

Thalipeeth Bhajani Recipe -Typical Maharashtrian Multigrain Flour Mix

Sunday, 06 March 2016 00:19

Thalipeeth Bhajani is a very healthy multigrain flour mix, a pantry staple in most of the Maharashtrian households. You can whip up many nutritious snacks in a jiffy, if you have a pre-made stock of this multigrain mix. Apart from making Thalipeeth, this Bhajani can also be used to make to snacks like ...

Butter Garlic Naan Recipe - Garlic Flavoured Flatbread

Saturday, 05 March 2016 00:22

Butter Garlic Naan is one of the most popular flatbreads which is served in most of the Indian restaurants. Traditionally baked in a hot Tandoor oven, this soft, smoky, leavened bread can be easily made at home using a hot iron griddle, on the stove top with almost similar result. The Butter garlic ...

Published in Naan Recipes

Makai Dhokla Recipe - Savoury Steamed Corn Cake

Saturday, 05 March 2016 00:01

Makai Dhokla or Corn Dhokla is a light and healthy snack, made using fresh corn kernels and corn dalia. The corn dalia enhances the taste as well as the texture of the dhokla. This instant Dhokla does not need any advance preparation and can be made using simple, easily available ingredients. You can ...

Published in Dhokla Recipes

Carrot Ribbon Salad With Asian Sesame Dressing Recipe

Monday, 29 February 2016 00:31

Carrot Ribbon Salad With Asian Sesame Dressing is light, super easy to make and full of nutrients salad. Thin carrot strips are dressed in a sweet-sour-spicy asian style sesame vinaigrette to make this elegant salad. This no-cook, fun salad is a great way to involve kids in the kitchen, since the only ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Orange Marmalade Tea Cake Recipe

Friday, 26 February 2016 00:11

Orange Marmalade Tea Cake is simple and easy to make and tastes delicious even without any frosting. The sticky orange marmalade lends a fresh, citrusy burst to the cake and is a perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee. Apart from increasing the health quotient, the olive oil also adds its characteristic ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Dulce De Leche Brownie Recipe

Thursday, 25 February 2016 00:29

Dulce de leche brownies are rich, chocolaty brownies topped with dollops of Dulce de leche . Dulce de leche- the star ingredient for these Brownies, is nothing but caramelized sweetened milk and can be easily made at home. Even though the name sounds fancy, these brownies are quick and easy to make, ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Broken Wheat And Green Moong Khichdi Recipe

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 00:49

Broken Wheat And Green Moong Khichdi is a quick, healthy, one pot meal that is perfect for busy weeknights. Unlike the usual rice-lentil combination, this khichdi is made using wheat Dalia and lentils. This fiber-rich khichdi is also packed with fresh seasonal vegetables and is as comforting as it is ...

Published in Khichdi Recipes

Mocha Panna Cotta Recipe

Saturday, 13 February 2016 00:59

Panna cotta is a classic Italian dessert which literally translates to ‘Cooked cream’. Even if the name sounds exotic, Panna Cotta is quite simple to make and uses very few ingredients. The classic Panna Cotta uses just cream, sugar, vanilla and gelatin and is served with a Berry sauce. It is a very ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Friday, 12 February 2016 00:57

These Oven Baked Sweet Potato (Shakkarkand/Ratala) fries are a great healthy alternative to Potato fries. This is also a great way to include sweet potatoes in your diet, on days other than religious fasts. Flavour them with your favourite spice mix and bake them till they are golden and crisp. Sweet, ...

Healthy Vegetable Fries Recipe (Oven roasted Potato, Zucchini and Carrot Fries)

Thursday, 11 February 2016 00:01

The Healthy Vegetable Fries Recipe are a fun way to feed ‘boring’ vegetables to fussy eaters. Potatoes, Zucchini, Carrots sticks are coated with flavorful spices and baked in the oven to make these crispy on the outside and tender inside fries. Use fresh, crisp vegetables to make these sticks. ...

Macaroni Minestrone Soup Pot Recipe (Wholesome Italian Soup Made Using Vegetables, Beans And Macaroni)

Sunday, 07 February 2016 03:40

Minestrone Soup is a thick, chunky Italian soup, typically made using vegetables, beans and pasta. The recipe for this humble soup varies from region to region. Usually, it includes seasonal vegetables, celery, onions, beans, tomatoes and short pasta or rice. You can add herbs and green vegetables of ...

Published in Soup Recipes

Doodhibhoplyacha Bharit Recipe - Maharashtrian Style Lauki Bharta

Friday, 05 February 2016 05:29

Doodhibhoplyacha Bharit Recipe is a healthy side dish made by mashing cooked Bottle gourd. This recipe is a typical Maharashtrian version of Bharta and is quiet different than the North Indian Lauki Bharta. In this recipe, the mashed bottle gourd is mixed with fresh homemade curd and seasoned with spices. ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Avocado Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:03

Avocado Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the simplest way to add avocado to your daily food. You just have to slice the fresh and creamy avocados to include it in your sandwich. The buttery fruit paired here with juicy, tangy tomato amps up not only the taste but also the nutritional content of the ...

Published in Sandwich Recipes

Mashed Peas Recipe

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 00:58

Mashed peas are a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes. This is a great side dish to be served for get-togethers or parties. Fresh seasonal peas are cooked and flavoured with mint to make this quick and easy Mashed peas. Adding Avocado makes it creamier and healthier. You will not miss the butter ...

Berry Focaccia with Mascarpone Cheese Recipe(Italian bread topped with mixed berries and served with Sweetened Mascarpone Cheese)

Saturday, 23 January 2016 00:05

Focaccia is an Italian bread usually seasoned with Olive oil and herbs. Rustic and quite simple to make, homemade Focaccia is a great bread to bake even if you are a novice bread baker. It is also a very versatile bread and can be easily adapted to suit your taste. Classically Focaccia is topped with ...

Published in Homemade Bread Recipes

Sprouted Moong Dal Recipe - Spicy Sprouted Lentil Curry

Friday, 15 January 2016 00:26

Sprouted moong (Green gram) dal is a popular, healthy and spicy lentil curry made across India in different ways depending on the region. It is made using spicy masala and is perfect for your week day lunch. Did you know: Green Moong or Whole Moong Dal is packed with protein and low in ...

Published in Dal Recipes

Bajri-Til Bhakri Recipe (Sesame Crusted Bajra Flatbread)

Friday, 08 January 2016 00:48

Bajri-Til Bhakri (Sesame Crusted Bajra flatbread) is a crusted flatbread with healthy sesame seeds in it. It is one of the oldest and most widely consumed millets in rural India. The key ingredient Bajra is a nutritious grain which is a great energy source and hence is used as a part of the meal during ...

Published in Roti Recipes
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