Archana Doshi

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Recipes and Articles by Archana Doshi

Pumpkin Dal with Garlic Tadka Recipe

Monday, 12 October 2015 00:43

The Pumpkin Dal Tadka is a delicious recipe that is made with a combination of dals, green chilies and spices. The addition of a garlic tadka along with ghee adds to the final touch and makes it a perfect dish for a quick and easy dinner  when served along with rice, papad and achaar. Serve the Pumpkin ...

Weekly Meal Plan with Ker Sangri, Kaji Vada, Appam, Stew & More

Sunday, 04 October 2015 17:52

Plan your weekly menu with recipe ideas from Semiya Upma, Ragi Dosa, Kanji Vada, Tacos, Ker Sangri and more. You can now use these ideas to plan your breakfast, pack your lunch boxes and dinners as well. Shop your groceries and stock them for the week and Use these ideas and recipes to help you pack ...

Stuffed Makai Paratha Recipe (Corn & Coriander Stuffed Flat Bread)

Friday, 02 October 2015 00:36

The Stuffed Makai Paratha Recipe is made from a stuffing made from sweet corn, fresh coriander leaves and green chilies. This paratha is packed with fiber and nutrition that comes from corn and whole wheat flour (Chakki Atta - Vivatta). The Stuffed Makai Paratha makes a perfect breakfast or even ...

Foxtail Millet Lemon Rice Recipe (Elumichai Thenai)

Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:27

Foxtail Millet Lemon Rice Recipe also known as Elumichai Sadam in Tamil is a healthy version of the rice dish that is made from thinai, also known as foxtail millets. The Lemon millet recipe is packed with flavors from lemon, green chillies and curry leaves. The millet adds to the nutrition and fiber ...

Published in Rice

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Vanilla Waffles Recipe

Monday, 14 September 2015 00:31

The Whole Wheat Buttermilk Vanilla Waffles Recipe makes a wholesome and delicious breakfast that is packed goodness of whole wheat flour (chakki atta) and flavored with vanilla extract. This recipe also has a version of how to make it egg free (eggless) by adding the Flax meal Egg Replacer, popularly ...

Chinese Egg Fried Rice Recipe With Oats

Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:20

Chinese Egg Fried Rice With Oats is a quick and simple recipe that you can make for a weeknight dinner. This recipe has a twist with the addition of oats, adding to the fiber and when combined along with eggs and vegetables, adds to the protein to the diet.  Serve the Chinese Egg Fried Rice With ...

Published in East Asian Cuisine

Saragvo Nu Shaak Recipe (Drumstick Masala Sabzi)

Monday, 07 September 2015 00:21

The Saragvo Nu Shaak Recipe (Drumstick Masala Sabzi) is a wholesome and delicious way to consume the healthy drumstick vegetable. We often wonder how can we use all the goodness from the drumsticks in a vegetable. And very often it either goes into a dal or into a kadhi or in a sambar. Here is a delicious ...

Sweet And Sour Vegetables With Paneer Curry Recipe

Thursday, 03 September 2015 00:13

Sweet And Sour Vegetables With Paneer Curry is a very popular dish in the Indian Chinese Cuisine. And as a person who loves Indian Chinese, we make it often at home too. This curry is a tasty flavorsome dish and also protein rich because of paneer. It is also an easy recipe to prepare. Sweet And Sour ...

Published in East Asian Cuisine

Whole Wheat Spinach Ricotta Ravioli In Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:29

The Spinach Ricotta Ravioli is a wholesome recipe that is made from whole wheat flour and with a healthy spinach and ricotta filling. If ricotta is not readily available, then you can use homemade paneer as well and it makes a great alternative to the ricotta cheese. The addition of cream into the ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Barnyard Millet Bisi Bele Bath Recipe

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:25

The Barnyard Millet Bisi Bele Bath Recipe also known as the spicy mixed vegetable sambar rice is a traditional south indian dish made from cooked rice and lentils. But in this recipe, I have used barnyard millet to add to the fibre and nutrition of the dish. Barnyard Millet is also known as Samvat ...

Published in Rice

Spicy Kiwifruit Salsa & Feta Toasties Recipe

Monday, 31 August 2015 00:51

The Spicy Kiwifruit Salsa & Feta Toasties are made from fresh Zespri Kiwifruit  that have a golden color and is sweet and full of taste. These Kiwi fruits, make perfect desserts or a tea time snack like the one in this recipe. In this recipe the Kiwifruit blends well along with the tabasco ...

Published in Appetizers

Dal Banjara Recipe (Langar Wali Dal)

Saturday, 29 August 2015 00:28

The Dal Banjara recipe also popularly known as the Langar Wali dal is a simple dal to make in a single pot. This dal is packed with nutrition from the black urad and chana dal and when combined with spices like bay leaf and cinnamon makes it taste delicious too. Traditionally the dal is made along with ...

Non-Fried Vegetable & Oat Manchurian Balls Recipe In Sweet & Spicy Oat Sauce

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:32

Non-Fried Vegetable & Oat Manchurian Balls In Sweet & Spicy Oat Sauce is a classic recipe from the Indian Chinese Cuisine. The Vegetable balls are made from a combination of finely minced vegetables and pepper and spice oats that are pan fried and served as a main course dish in a chilli ...

Published in East Asian Cuisine

Nutella & Kiwifruit Filled Whole Wheat Crepe Recipe

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:41

Nutella & Kiwifruit Filled Whole Wheat Crepe is a twist from the traditional crepe that is made it France.  Its got the goodness of whole wheat and the perfect sweetness from the golden Kiwifruit and Nutella. Serve Nutella & Kiwifruit Filled Whole Wheat Crepes for a weekend breakfast ...

Rosemary Mushroom Oatmeal With Fried Eggs

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:08

We often wonder what good ways we can consume the oatmeal for a meal. And like you I am always pressed for ideas on what to make of this wonder food. The Rosemary Oatmeal With Mushrooms With Fried Eggs is a perfect blend of the creamy oatmeal, when tossed in olive oil and mushrooms gives a very Mediterranean ...

Pearl Millet Pancake With Walnuts & Nutella (Bajra Millet)

Friday, 21 August 2015 19:23

The Pearl Millet Pancake With Walnuts & Nutella make a wholesome breakfast or a kids snack box. It's packed with nutrition from the Bajra also known as the pearl millet. The goodness of whole wheat, coupled with bajra and eggs makes the pancakes filling and nutritious. Serve the Pearl Millet ...

Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha Recipe (Multilayered Layered Indian Flat Bread)

Monday, 17 August 2015 10:31

The Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha Recipe is a classic Indian Layered Flat bread that is most often made with maida (all purpose flour). This recipe of Lachha Paratha is healthy and is made from pure whole wheat chakki atta (Vivatta). Different regions of Indian call it using different names, from lachha ...

Oat Olives and Broccoli Sandwich Spread Recipe (Pesto)

Sunday, 16 August 2015 00:16

The Oat, Olives & Broccoli Sandwich Spread Recipe is a simple chutney that has the goodness of oats, broccoli and olives. Most often we are always looking for spreads or pestos that you can use in a jiffy to make a grilled vegetable sandwich wrap or even in pastas.  And this recipe of the The Oat, ...

Idichakka Thoran Recipe (Young Jack Fruit With Spiced Coconut)

Saturday, 15 August 2015 00:00

The Idichakka Thoran Recipe is a super healthy and high in fiber vegetable that is a speciality dish of South India. The young fruit is called "Polos" in Sri Lanka, and ‘Idichakka” in Kerala and "Panasa Pottu Koora" in Andhra. The skin of unripe young jack fruit must be shaved off ...

Spaghetti Pasta In Green Olive Pesto Sauce Recipe

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 00:01

The Spaghetti Pasta In Green Olive Pesto Sauce is a super simple, wholesome and nutritious pasta that you can make for a quick weeknight dinner or a party. This recipe uses a pesto sauce that is made from green olives and flavored along with the zest of lemons and slight tang from the lemon juice. Its ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Green Olive Pesto (Pasta Sauce)

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 00:58

The Green Olive Pesto (Pasta Sauce) is a recipe that is super quick to make and can get your weeknight dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. Olives are rich in antioxidants, minerals, phytosterols, and vitamins. Olives play a vital role fighting against diseases like cancer, inflammation, ...

Lemon Rice Recipe (Kids Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas)

Monday, 10 August 2015 00:57

The Lemon Rice when packed into the lunch box along with either a raita, butter milk or curd rice, makes the kids lunches wholesome and easy to eat. Children love mixed rices, as it is easy to eat and quick to digest as well. The quick digestion from the rice gives the children the quick energy for them ...

7 Ways To Use Pomegranate In Your Meals

Saturday, 08 August 2015 08:38

We’ve already told you how Pomegranate – this unassuming, delicate looking fruit is actually quite the superfruit. If that hasn’t convinced you enough to include it more often in your daily diet, we’ve got more inspiration! Pomegranates are available right through the year, in ...

Ragi Idli Milagai Podi Walnuts & Cheese (Kids Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas)

Friday, 07 August 2015 06:51

The Ragi Idli Milagai Podi smeared along with Idli Milagai Podi and packed with Cheese & Walnuts makes is a quick and simple snack box. I make the Idli Milagai Podi at home, and make sure to add less chillies to it, so the kids can eat it along with idlis. This podi, makes their snack boxes ...

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