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My experiments with cooking go way back, when I stayed in a hostel for my higher studies. The ‘Mess’ (literally) food was good just to satisfy the stomach, not the palate. I really missed my mom’s food then. I still do.

A self confessed foodie, I love trying out new recipes. I am not a health freak; but I enjoy recipes that add nutritional value to food- Specially when I am cooking for my kids.


Giving up a lucrative career tinkering with Analytical equipments, I now prefer to tinker in my Food lab- developing new recipes & satisfying my culinary travel cravings. I am happy to share my culinary experiments and some heirloom recipes here in my virtual kitchen.

I bake to feed my soul and love to photograph food since it makes such a patient subject :)


I am based in the ‘Winecapital’ of India-Nasik.When not cooking or baking, I can be seen getting my hands dirty in my small kitchen garden or making Terraniums.


I would love to hear from you. To get in touch with me:

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E-Mail : m.foodcourt@gmail.com

Facebook : My Foodcourt

Twitter: www.twitter.com\madhuliajay

Pinterest: https://in.pinterest.com/madhuliajay/


22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tony  |  September 23, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    Welcome to the food blogging world!!!

  • 2. Asha  |  September 25, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    Welcome Madhuli!! Hope you make some time to blog soon!! :))

    @Thanks Asha. :)

  • 3. Dee  |  April 30, 2007 at 9:43 am

    hey madhuli, this is my first comment and what a coincidence, we have the same template !! Good luck
    @Thanks Dee and good luck to you too.

  • 4. Priyatama  |  July 1, 2007 at 1:49 am

    I love your blog!
    It really stands out!
    Your recipes are simple but still uniue
    And the pictures are treat to eyes. Whenever I read your blog, I feel hungry :)
    Please continue writing…especially about the maharashtrian recipes. There arent many blogs for that :(
    @ Priyatama thank you for those kind and encouraging words.Yes that’s the reason I am partial about blogging the Maharashtrian recipes :).Keep visiting.

  • 5. archanagk  |  December 3, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    Lovely site and lovely recipes, will be sure to try one of your cookies soon, they look so tempting. I have added you to my blog roll to keep myself updated on what new in your blog. Keep them coming.

    Do visit my blog and comment/ crique. The recipes are basic right now, i hope as i get more time, and when the little 18 month old also joins his 3 year old brother, i will be able to publish more fancy ones which i could share

  • 6. heera  |  December 12, 2007 at 6:21 pm


    I m n making of my blog just created one page also mentioned special thanks to you…

    Wonder why?????/

    I am a regular visitor of your blog….I really liked the way you created this.

    (hope I can make this in a good way)

    @ Thanks a lot. You are very kind.And Best of Luck for your blog.

  • 7. Manoj Nayak  |  February 8, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Hey i love this foodcourt, just stumbled through i guess, love it because its got some maharastrian recipes,which my maid makes, and now i can suggest some improvements!!!



  • 8. R.Kaushalya  |  November 26, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    I really liked the oats dishes. so far i used have only oats with milk. I shall try some of the dishes and get back. so very informative and easy to cook dishes.i too would like to start a blog of my own as I love cooking but no time to blog, with work and family.

  • 9. Paola  |  February 20, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    I used to visit Indira’s Mahanandi and I’ve just come across this blog. It looks reeeeeeally interesting. I’m always searching for “real” Indian recipes, no matter the region they’re from: my stomach has a passport.
    Wishing you all the best luck.

  • 10. KATHLEEN  |  January 22, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Hi! I live in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), and stumbled across your blog accidentally! My daughter has a best friend whose family is Indian, and I’ve vowed to really learn how to prepare the food this year. Your recipes look amazing, and should serve as a great guide once I figure out all the ingredients. I guess where you are, you do not eat things like butter chicken, or chicken tikka masala? Are these too American? Nevertheless, I am anxious to get (Indian) cooking, and will use your blog as a starting point. Thank you so much for sharing! Best, Kathleen

    • 11. My foodcourt  |  January 22, 2010 at 9:21 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment! Not all people in India are vegeterian;infact Butter Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala are very much Indian recipes; only I happen to be a vegeterian. You will find non-veg recipes on some of my favorite sites like :http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/ or http://www.sailusfood.com/ or some of the foodblogs (on my blogroll). Will be more than Happy to assist you to figure out the ingredients you are not familiar with. Thanks again and love your spirit for making your daughter and her friend Happy!

  • 12. Purnima  |  February 20, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Madhuli, u hv set up a lovely n delightful foodblog, and sure feels gud to visit here, wd b a regular! :D Keep the lovely recipes coming!

  • 14. Advocate ramkrishna M kaoshik  |  March 13, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Dear Madam,
    thank You for your work and way of presentation I really liked the oats dishes.I have visited more then 100 websites for food and practical working but your blog is one of the best blog.
    Good luck dear for your progress.
    Ramkrishna M kaoshik
    Advocate Bombay High Court.

    • 15. My foodcourt  |  March 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement;It made my day!

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  • 17. Priya Panchal  |  September 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Hi Madhuli,
    Just checked out your blog today and it sure was a pleasant surprise!!!!
    I love the personal touch that is reflected in every recipe and also the lovely images of course…
    i am not a good enough cook…can only manage about the basic routine stuff….but your blog sure motivates…hoping to try something soon…
    Keep blogging!!!
    and keep cooking!!!

    • 18. My foodcourt  |  September 30, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      Hey Priya..Thanks a lot for the encouragement :) Glad that you stopped by..:)

  • 19. ashkitty  |  October 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Hey Madhuli,

    I just stumbled on your blog trying to look for gavar sabzi. and then I landed up stuck to your site for abt 30 – 40 mins! I especially like how you have put together the oat meal recipe. Even the other than you your self have written are simple and encourage your to cook the meal. I like how you have given options within the same dish.

    This was my first visit to your site, but its definately not going to be my last…you are going on my blogroll!

  • 20. debora obrien  |  January 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I was looking for a papaya recipe and imagine my thrill when i realized i had found recipes of indian cousine

  • 21. Anita Menon  |  February 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Love your space. Glad we crossed paths.

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