Madhuri Aggarwal

I am a Designer and an Artist by profession. Cooking, baking, photography and styling is an extension of my creative self, another medium of expression. Cooking and Plating was no different from painting for me. Playing with colours on plate, using different textures, composition in photography was all that I had learnt as a student, which I am showcasing using food as a medium. I love everyday cooking and how it can be made exciting. Kitchen is not only about food. I not only respect the food but also the waste we generate while cooking. I am a firm believer of composting and I make sure my kitchen generates as less waste as possible.

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Recipes and Articles by Madhuri Aggarwal

चनार दालना - Chanar Dalna (Recipe In Hindi)

Monday, 12 February 2018 09:00

चनार दालना एक स्वादिष्ट बंगाली डिश है जिसमे पनीर और आलू को बंगाली मसालो के साथ पकाया जाता है. इस करी को आप अपने रोज के ...

Doodhi Halwa Recipe (Bottle Gourd Halwa)

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Doodhi as a vegetable is not liked much by everyone. But the Doodhi Halwa tastes delicious and is also a healthy dessert option for the festive season. It has a tasty rich caramelized flavor and  can be served to the kids without them being fussy about eating it.  Serve the Doodhi Halwa as ...

Raw Tomato Chutney Recipe

Monday, 31 October 2016 00:05

Raw tomato chutney recipe is a nice tangy, spicy chutney made with raw tomatoes that is a nice twist to the regular chutney. This raw tomato chutney can be served with dosa, idli, roti, with plain steamed rice or with curd rice. If you like this recipe, here are more interesting similar recipes Ripen ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Mustard Egg Curry Recipe

Monday, 24 October 2016 00:16

Mustard Egg Curry is a combination of south indian and bengali spices. Though this is a mix of two different kind of flavours, it still works well in this curry. It is creamy and the flavour of Panch Phoran and Coconut milk comes through very well. Serve Mustard Egg Curry along with Tawa Paratha or ...

Published in Indian Non Veg Recipes

Garlic Dal Recipe

Monday, 10 October 2016 00:13

Garlic Dal is one of the simplest but the yummiest dal to prepare. If you love garlic then this will surely go into your list of favorites. This creamy dal is filled with the garlic punch along with it being spicy and tangy. Garlic dal is best served with hot lachha paratha or steamed rice or ragi mudde ...

Crispy Corn Chat Recipe

Sunday, 09 October 2016 00:17

Crispy Corn Chat is a great dinner appetizer, makes for a good tea time snack or can also be considered as a chat. It is crispy and crunchy on the top, with the corn inside being soft. It is an easy dish to prepare and will be an instant hit among your family and friends. Crispy Corn Chat can be served ...

Karigadabu – Karnataka Style Karanji/ Gujiya recipe

Friday, 16 September 2016 00:09

Karigadabu is a traditional sweet from Karnataka also called Karanji which is stuffed pastry that has fried grams and desiccated coconut filling and are deep fried. Karigadabu is a traditional sweet during Ganesh Chaturthi. Karigadabu is a fried filled pastry with desiccated coconut and fried gram stuffing. ...

Mohan Bhog Recipe - Bengali Style Sooji Ka Halwa

Saturday, 03 September 2016 00:07

Mohan Bhog is a common Indian Dessert, made mostly in every part of India and is also very special to Bengali Cuisine. It is made during the special occasions in the family or festivals. The Mohan Bhog is very similar to the Kesari Bhath, Sooji ka Halwa or Sheera recipes. Serve the Mohan Bhog Recipe ...

Mexican Style Black Bean Burrito Recipe

Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:13

Burrito is a Mexican Dish made of flour tortilla wrapped or rolled with stuffing inside. The flour tortilla is usually lightly grilled or steamed, to soften it and make it more pliable. The common fillings are plain rice, beans or refried beans, lettuce, salsa, meat, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream. Serve ...

Published in Mexican Cuisine

Keerai Vadai Recipe (Spinach & Bengal Gram Fritters)

Thursday, 11 August 2016 00:55

Keerai means greens and Vadai means fritters. Keerai Vadai or the fritters can be made using variety of greens. Spinach, dill and fenugreek being the most common. These crispy fritters are very simple to make and can be made in advance. You can even freeze them, making it easier to enjoy it whenever ...

Nei Appam Recipe (Rice Flour Appam)

Thursday, 11 August 2016 00:51

Appam is a simple dish that can be whipped up in minutes. It is perfect for breakfast, snack box or as a snack in the evening along with some hot coffee or chai. Nei Appam is a sweet version of the appam and is favourite among the kids. Serve hot Nei Appams on it's own with South Indian Coconut Chutney ...

Paruppu Thogayal Recipe (Toor & Bengal Gram Chutney)

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 00:44

Paruppu Thuvaiyal a speciality of Andhra Pradesh. It is a coarse chutney made using lentils. In this chutney, a paste is formed using Toor dal and Bengal Gram and is tempered with the south Indian tempering. Paruppu Thogayal is a quick and simple recipe and tastes heavenly with hot steamed rice and ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Chanar Dalna Recipe (Bengali Style Paneer & Potato Gravy)

Friday, 29 July 2016 00:33

Chanar Dalna, a bengali dish is made of Chana also known as Paneer or Cottage cheese along with potatoes and cooked in bengali spices. This curry can be served with rice or roti and is quite simple to make if you have the chana ready in the refrigerator. You can make cottage cheese in advance and stock ...

Tamil Nadu Style Vella Paniyaram Recipe (Semi Sweet Rice & Dal Fritters)

Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:01

Vella Paniyaram is a dish native to Tamil Nadu. Paniyaram is similar to the Paddu which is native to Karnataka. It is fascinating to see so many similar dishes with small variations across the country. Paniyaram is an easy dish to make and loved by kids. The unique combination of serving these sweet ...

Aloo Paneer Kebab Recipe

Sunday, 17 July 2016 00:52

Aloo Paneer Kebab Recipe are the patties that are craved during rainy evenings and cool nights. Hot fried food and some hot coffee or chai to go along with it is a hit during monsoons. These shallow fried or baked kebabs are perfect for this weather and are simple to prepare. Serve Aloo Paneer Kebab ...

Hunase Gojju Recipe

Thursday, 14 July 2016 04:14

Hunase Gojju, tamarind curry is one of the most lip-smacking dish. Hunase gojju acts as a side dish. It gives you tangy flavour from tamarind and the spice touch through the chillies that are used. It is a thick gravy consistency dish which can be mixed with rice and had.  Hunase gojju ...

Sakkare Millet Pongal Recipe

Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:39

Sakkare Pongal is a sweet pongal that is usually made using rice, moong dal and jaggery. Making it with millet not only makes it healthy but, also the sweetness in millet compliments the dish. Millet is easy to cook and the small grains brings the dish together well. Serve Sakkare Millet Pongal on its ...

Togarikaayi Usli Recipe (Green Pigeon Peas)

Saturday, 09 July 2016 00:29

Togarikaayi Usli Recipe (Green Pigeon Peas) is a Karnataka Cusine dish. 'Usli' in Kannada means stir fried lentils. Usli is usually made during festivals and distributed amongst friends and family. But there are some uslis which is specially made during certain seasons and produce. Like Avarekaayi ( ...

Mambazha Pulissery Recipe (Mango Yogurt Curry)

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:19

Mambazha Pulissery is a ripe mango curry native to kerala. This curry uses ripe mango which is little tangier in taste. With coconut and yogurt base, this dish is very similar to Majjige Hulli of Karnataka or More Kozhambu of Tamilnadu. Mambazha Pulissery is a tangy sweet curry that goes perfectly with ...

Verusenaga Sambar Recipe (Fresh Groundnuts Sambar)

Saturday, 02 July 2016 00:26

Fresh groundnuts are in season now and Verusenaga Sambar is one of the delicious preparation that one can make using fresh peanuts. It is a very satisfying and comforting dish. Do try it out this season and I am sure you will look forward to make this delicious sambar every season. Serve Verusenaga ...

Tok Dal Recipe (Bengali Style Masoor Dal)

Saturday, 02 July 2016 00:12

Tok Dal or Aam Dal is a lip smacking Bengali curry made using Raw mango. It is easy and can be served as a side dish with your Indian meal. Tangy, creamy and light, Tok dal goes best with steamed rice, Bengali Luchi and a dollop of ghee. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such ...

Makhana ki Sabzi Recipe

Monday, 30 May 2016 00:14

Makhana ki Sabzi Recipe is made from Phool Makhana or the Lotus seeds, which are these light airy seeds that are used in a lot of varieties of dishes, both sweet and savoury. This Makhana ki Sabzi Recipe is a creamy curry that is rich and goes really well with roti, whole wheat naan, butter naan or phulkas ...

Bendekaayi Gojju (Lady Finger In Coconut Curry) Recipe

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:14

Bendekaayi Gojju is also known as Saasive Gojju (Mustard seeds curry) as it uses raw mustard seeds. This creamy gojju is a tangy, sweet and spicy curry that goes well with roti and rice. You can serve it for a weekday lunch or dinner. Serve Bendekaayi Gojju with phulka or steamed rice for a healthy ...

Mooli Ki Sabzi Recipe

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:01

Mooli Ki Sabzi is a simple and quick preparation which is perfect for the weekdays. It not only tastes great when it is hot but also in the room temperature, making it a good option for lunch box. Radish is known to be very healthy because of its high water content and fibre. This sabzi gives an option ...

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