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

Bhogichi Bhaji Recipe (Maharashtrian Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry)

Friday, 08 January 2016 00:01

'Bhogichi Bhaji' is a traditional winter recipe cooked all across Maharashtra on the day of 'Bhogi' which is a day prior to 'Makar Sankranti.' This dish celebrates the seasonal bounty of winter vegetables along with groundnuts and sesame seeds which provide the much needed warmth and nourishment to the ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Spinach Enchilada Recipe

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 00:35

Spinach Enchilada Recipe is made with soft tortillas wrapped around a nutritious filling of spinach then drenched in a spicy red sauce. A generous amount of cheese is sprinkled on them and then these rolls are baked. Enchiladas are a great dish for a party, or even a homely meal, especially if you want ...

Published in Mexican Recipes

Refried Beans and Mushroom Tostada Recipe

Monday, 04 January 2016 00:04

A riot of flavours, textures and colours, these Refried beans and Mushroom Tostadas are a perfect representation of the vibrant Mexican food. Tostada means ‘toasted’ in Spanish and that is the base for these Tostadas- fried or toasted Tortillas. A variety of ingredients are topped on the Tortilla, ...

Published in Mexican Recipes

Spanish Omelette Recipe (Tortilla Espanola)

Sunday, 03 January 2016 00:18

Spanish Omelette Recipe or Tortilla Espanola is a thick, fluffy omelette made using potatoes and eggs. This is a basic recipe with potatoes, onions and eggs. You can also try a variation by adding coloured peppers or tomatoes and herbs. Using a non-stick pan helps to easily handle the omelette. It can ...

Published in Omelette Recipes

Chunky Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Saturday, 02 January 2016 00:02

Chunky Cucumber Salsa Recipe is a refreshing light appetizer for a party, or a game night at home. It also makes a cooling, satiating snack for mid-day or for a kiddie snack box. Garden fresh flavors and a crunchy texture thanks to the chunky cucumber, this is quick to put together in case you’re ...

Roasted Tomato And Basil Bruschetta Recipe

Thursday, 31 December 2015 00:23

Bruschetta is a quintessential Italian starter (antipasto), in which sliced crusty bread is rubbed with garlic and typically topped with fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Olive oil. Few, simple, fresh ingredients are required to make this quick appetizer bursting with flavour. This recipe uses Cherry tomatoes, ...

Mujaddara Recipe (Traditional Middle Eastern Rice)

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:03

Mujaddara Recipe is a traditional Middle-Eastern rice dish that can also be made with cracked wheat or BUlgar wheat. In combination with lentils and the distinguishing element - the caramelised onions - this dish is also called the Medieval ‘poor man’s dish’ as it requires just a handful of simple ...

Buckwheat Crepes Stuffed With Spinach And Eggs Recipe

Sunday, 27 December 2015 00:46

Buckwheat Crepes Stuffed With Spinach And Eggs Recipe is another delicious gluten-free recipe made using buckwheat flour, also known as Kuttu in India. This nutritional powerhouse need not be restricted just for fasting days, and indeed makes a nutritious, wholesome and delicious breakfast staple too. ...

Published in Crepe Recipes

Vegan Chickpea Omelette Recipe (Spiced Chickpea Flour Pancakes)

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 00:10

Vegan Chickpea Omelette Recipe or Spiced Chickpea Flour Pancakes or Chilas are loaded with protein, dietary fibre and nutrients. A silky chickpea flour (besan) batter is flavoured with ginger, garlic and a few other spices to make this fluffy, gluten free and vegan pancake that looks like an omelette ...

Published in Omelette Recipes

Maharashtrian Vegetable Amboli Recipe (Savory Lentil Pancake Topped With Vegetables)

Saturday, 12 December 2015 00:14

Maharashtrian Vegetable Amboli Recipe is a thick, soft, fluffy pancake made of rice and lentils soaked and ground into a fermented batter. This is a typical regional dish from coastal Maharashtra, usually served with chutney for breakfast. With the addition of multiple meals, it could also make a healthy ...

Published in Uttapam Recipes

Mexican Vegetarian Burrito Bowl Recipe

Thursday, 10 December 2015 00:53

Mexican Vegetarian Burrito Bowl is made from scratch at home. It encompasses so many different textures typical of a burrito - but without the fuss of having to wrap it up in a tortilla! The ingredients used are fresh and are almost easily available, making it very simple to prepare the components in ...

Published in Mexican Recipes

Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe

Saturday, 05 December 2015 00:39

Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe is a hearty dish that brings the best things together - a flavorful medley of vegetables, topped with a flaky crust best eaten when families gather around a dinner table. This Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe is best cozy weeknights with the family, as much as it is for sharing with ...

Vegetable Paella Recipe (Spanish Style Vegetable Rice)

Friday, 04 December 2015 00:48

Vegetable Paella Recipe is the vegetarian take on the typical Spanish style rice dish usually made with a variety of seafood and meat. Traditionally, it is cooked and served in a special shallow Paella pan called Paellera. This vegetarian version uses an assortment of healthy and colourful vegetables ...

Maharashtrian Goda Masala Powder Recipe

Friday, 27 November 2015 00:36

Goda Masala is a quintessential Maharashtrian spice powder mix of aromatic spices blended together to give it a subtle sweet flavour, which is why it gets its name. “Goad” meaning sweet in Marathi, this masala is used in many classic Maharashtrian recipes such as Bharleli Vangi, Amti and several ...

Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets Recipe

Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:14

Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets Recipe is made using a spicy, sizzling street-style Desi scrambled eggs, stuffed in whole wheat pita pockets. It makes for a great snack box option, brunch recipe or even a breakfast for a weekend. It is a healthier variation of the popular Mumbai street food - Bhurji ...

Maharashtrian Batatyacha Kees Recipe (Pan Fried Spiced Potatoes with Peanuts)

Saturday, 21 November 2015 00:49

Batatyacha Kees Recipe (Pan fried shredded potatoes) is usually made during religious fasts in Maharashtra, but it’s a great breakfast or tea time snack too. Shredded Potatoes (Kees) are tossed with green chilies, cumin and crushed roasted peanuts to make this quick but very filling snack. The crushed ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Dal Vangi Recipe - Spicy Lentils with Roasted Eggplant

Monday, 16 November 2015 00:54

Dal Vangi Recipe is delicious combination of fresh Brinjals and Lentils, seasoned with fresh spices making it a very comforting Maharashtrian dish. Simple pantry ingredients and fresh seasonal Brinjals is all that takes to make this Dal Vangi Recipe. Special Maharashtrian Goda Masala is added to lift ...

Published in Dal Recipes

Sabudana Vada Recipe - Deep Fried Sago Patties/Cutlets

Friday, 13 November 2015 00:21

Sabudana Vada is one of the most popular snacks from Maharashtra. Sago/Sabudana pearls along with potatoes are deep fried to make these crisp indulgent Vadas. Usually served as a fasting snack, these are great otherwise too, to satisfy your fried food cravings, along with a cup of hot tea! Sabudana Vada ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Shepuchi Bhaji Recipe (Stir Fried Maharashtrian Suva/Dill Greens)

Friday, 09 October 2015 00:08

Shepuchi Bhaji Recipe (Stir Fried Maharashtrian Suva/Dill Greens) is a simple, quick stir-fry that uses fresh dill leaves. These light feathery leaves called Shepu in Marathi are loaded with nutrients and extremely healthy. The recipe uses just a handful of ingredients, maximising on the distinct ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Chocolate Chip & Raisin Rolls Recipe

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 00:51

Chocolate Chip & Raisin Rolls is an indulgent breakfast or tea-time treat. There is nothing as satisfying as baking your own bread! Specially if the bread turns out to be a soft, chocolate and raisin filled fluffy roll, best eaten warm. Using a few simple ingredients, a bit of planning and patience, ...

Published in Homemade Bread Recipes

Thenga Vada Recipe (Spicy Coconut Fritters)

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 00:15

Thenga Vada Recipe is a traditional preparation for Spicy Coconut Fritters that are bound by rice flour and freshly grated coconut. It is usually made on the occasion of tea party. Here are few more snack recipes to also try North East Khapse Recipe Makai Dhokla Recipe - Savoury Steamed Corn Cake Whole ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Maharashtrian Narali Bhaat Recipe (Sweetened Coconut Rice)

Saturday, 12 September 2015 00:58

Narali Bhaat Recipe is a delicious sweetened coconut rice that is typically prepared in Maharashtra on the occasion of Narali Poornima - a full moon day during the auspicious month of Shravan, when coconuts are offered to the sea. This Coconut Rice is sweetened with jaggery, is made to celebrate the ...