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

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

Shakkarpara (Shankarpali) Recipe

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:32

Shankarpali is a traditional Maharashtrian version of the Shakarpara and is usually made during festivities. This crunchy, flaky deep-fried snack is also a great tea time snack. A pre-made stock of Shankarpali is also a very handy munching snack for the ever hungry kids! Shankarpali can be made savoury ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 (phulkas work best) 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 ...

Roasted Cauliflower Broccoli Au Gratin Recipe

Monday, 07 March 2016 00:38

Cauliflower  Broccoli Au Gratin is a classic French dish with a golden crust, formed from browning it in the oven or under the grill. As fancy and exotic as the name sounds, the dish is pretty easy to make. Cauliflower and Broccoli Au gratin is a great way to dress up the humble vegetables and serve ...

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 Flat Bread)

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 Naan ...

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 ...

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 ...

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
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