Archana Doshi

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Recipes and Articles by Archana Doshi

Italian Open Toast Recipe With Grilled Ham, Cheese & Olives

Friday, 10 June 2016 00:36

The addition of the pasta sauce and the olives along with the grilled ham, makes this open toast a treat. Serve the Open Toast Recipe With Grilled Ham, Cheese & Olives for a high protein breakfast along with a glass of Mango Tofu smoothie. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Breakfast ...

Delicious Italian Chicken Cacciatore Recipe with Mushrooms & Olives - (Poultry & Vegetable Hunter's Stew)

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:31

The Delicious Italian Chicken Cacciatore Recipe with Mushrooms & Olives is a classic hunter style stew in Italy. The Chicken Cacciatore is a stew that is braised in a tomato based sauce that often includes wild mushrooms. I have used button mushrooms here, but you can use wild mushrooms ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Gujarati Badshahi Pulao Recipe - A Rich Preparation Of Rice, Vegetables, Nuts And Spices

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:44

Baadshah in Hindi means king and as the name suggests it was prepared for the kings who ruled Gujarat. Nuts and spices like cashew nuts, almonds and saffron formed an integral part of the royal cuisine and when cooked along with a fine quality of basmati rice, it enhances the flavors of this delectable ...

Published in Rice

Rabodi Simla Mirch Ki Sabzi (Rajasthani Curry with Corn Papad)

Friday, 27 May 2016 00:31

The Rabodi Simla Mirch Ki Sabzi is a delicious preparation of corn papad that is simmered in a spicy tomato curry with green capsicum. The addition of garlic and green capsicum to the recipes brings out great flavors into this traditional Rajasthani curry with a twist. Serve the Rabodi Simla Mirch Ki ...

Gujarati Batata Pulao Recipe (Sweet And Spicy Pulao Made With Lentils And Potatoes)

Sunday, 22 May 2016 00:26

In a traditional Gujarati meal, any form of lentil preparation is almost compulsory, it could be in the form of a lentil, legume or even combined with rice, hence making their meals wholesome. Adding lentils to rice dishes not only makes them protein rich, but also adds flavour and texture to the rice ...

Published in Rice

Vegetarian Chinese Samosa Recipe

Friday, 13 May 2016 09:51

Samosas are a quintessential dish of the Indians and is an all time favorite snack of across communities around the world. The crisp outer covering along with a spicy filling adds to the crunch for a tea time snack. The crust of the samosa is most often made from all purpose flour, but the Veg Chinese ...

Gujarati Biraj Recipe (Saffron Flavored Sweet Lentil Rice With Dry Fruits and Coconut)

Friday, 13 May 2016 00:13

Rice cooked along with fresh coconut, bengal gram and dry fruits is truly a taste enhancer and makes a perfect dessert pudding. Although Gujarati’s enjoy the Biraj - sweetened rice along with their main course, I like to savor it towards the end of the meal to get the perfect after taste of the spices, ...

Published in Rice

Creamy Beetroot and Potato Puree Recipe - Baby Food

Sunday, 08 May 2016 00:49

Make the wholesome Creamy Beetroot and Potato Puree Recipe for your baby and serve it to them when they are as young as 6 months old.  Beetroot is a wholesome vegetable that has a good amount of calcium, potassium and vitamin A. Both Vitamin A and Calcium play a large role in the healthy development ...

Pasta with Spicy Roasted Beetroot Sauce

Monday, 02 May 2016 00:54

Ever had a pasta made from beetroot? If you haven't them you must try this pasta that is tossed in roasted beetroot pasta sauce. It is lip smacking delicious and holds the beet in the eye. The addition of chili is crucial to the recipe, giving it the taste.  Serve the Pasta with Spicy Roasted ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Homemade Multigrain Baby Cereal Recipe (Baby Porridge)

Sunday, 01 May 2016 00:12

The homemade multigrain porridge is wholesome cereal recipe that is packed with nutrients for your baby. It's such a versatile cereal recipe, that as your baby grows you can change the coarseness of the cereal and what more you, as an adult can have it too. The addition of brown rice, ragi, barley, ...

Whole Wheat Crepe Recipe With Herbed Vegetables

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 00:29

The Whole Wheat Crepe Recipe With Herbed Vegetables is a wholesome one dish meal that you can make for a weeknight dinner or even a sunday breakfast with hash browns and a cup of coffee. The crepes made from whole wheat chakki atta (Vivatta) gives it a rich nutty flavor. These crepes are made eggless ...

Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 00:03

When fresh Alphonso mangoes are in season, there are simply multiple ways one can enjoy them. The Mango salsa is a refreshing way to consume it and to me it's more like a salad. Chopped up mangoes, tossed in olive oil, cumin, chilies and onions and with the zing from the lemon. Serve the Mango Salsa ...

Published in Dips

Whole Green Moong Dal Sabzi Recipe (Vagharela Mag)

Monday, 11 April 2016 00:37

Green Moong Dal Subzi is a quick and simple dish that you can make for a quick weeknight dinner along with kadhi. Vagharela in Gujarati means tempered with seasonings like mustard, cumin, ginger and the like. The Whole Green Moong Dal Sabzi that is seasoned with green chillies and ginger along with ...

Ragi & Oats Rava Idli Recipe

Sunday, 10 April 2016 00:25

The Ragi Rava Oats Idli recipe is a healthy preparation of the traditional Rava Idli typically made with just plain semolina. In this Ragi Rava Oats Idli recipe I have combined the ragi flour also known as the finger millet flour along Saffola Pepper and Spice Oats with semolina (rava) and spiced it ...

Grilled Vegetable and Oat Salad Recipe with Feta Cheese

Saturday, 09 April 2016 00:06

Roasted Vegetable and Oat Salad Recipe with Feta Cheese is a quick salad to make. The addition of oats in the salad makes it wholesome, adding to the nutrition and fibre from the oats. The vegetables are roasted in a wok, but you could roast them in an oven too. Serve the Oat Salad warm along with feta ...

Published in Salads

Oats and Besan Cheela Recipe (High Protein Spiced Crepes)

Friday, 08 April 2016 00:45

The Oats Besan Cheela recipe is a very traditional snack of northern India. The cheela is made from gram flour and spiced up with green chillies. In this recipe I have added additional healthy diabetic friendly ingredients like oats, making the chilla fiber rich, nutritious and gluten free. Serve the ...

Besan Aur Pyaz Ka Cheela Recipe - Roz Ka Khana With Figaro Olive Oil

Friday, 08 April 2016 00:45

I have many food stories and most of them happen when I travel around India and around the world. One of my favorites is Kolkata, where I have many stories to tell. It was the first time I had ever tasted cheela’s that were served with lip smacking garlic chutney and green chutney. The cold nights, ...

Stuffed Peppers with Roasted Vegetables Oats and Paneer

Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:33

The Stuffed Peppers With Roasted Vegetables make a simple yet elegant appetizer for your parties. I love it for the fact that sometimes when I host parties I pre make the parcels the previous day and barbecue them when I am ready to serve. You could do this as well. It is absolutely simple, easy and ...

Published in Appetizers

Vegetable Ragi & Oats Uttapam Recipe

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:04

The Vegetable Ragi & Oats Uttapam Recipe is a twist to the original recipe of a traditional Uttapam. The addition of oats and lots of vegetables makes this Uttapam wholesome making it a great tiffin dish. Serve the Vegetable Ragi & Oats Uttapam along with a Spicy Peanut Chutney for breakfast ...

Matar Pudina Oat & Broken Wheat Tikki Recipe

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 00:23

The Mint Matar & Pudine Ki Tikki is a healthy twist to the original Indian Street that gets its fresh flavors from mint making it a great appetizer or a snack for parties.  Adding the broken wheat and oats into the tikkis is a great way to include both of these superfoods into the diet. Serve ...

Carrot Puree Recipe - First Food For Babies

Monday, 21 March 2016 00:08

Nutritious carrot is one of the must have vegetables for the babies. Most babies love the sweet taste of carrot. Carrot puree is versatile. It can be mixed with grain cereals, made into a warm soup as well. Carrots should be the 2nd or the 3rd addition of food into a babies diet, after the introduction ...

Banana Puree (Baby Food- 4 months onward)

Friday, 18 March 2016 00:41

Banana is one of the best convenience foods. As banana doesn't need cooking, you can carry it while travelling and whenever the baby is hungry, just peel mash and feed the baby right away. Bananas are an excellent source of nutrition and make great first foods to babies. Banana puree can be introduced ...

Weekly Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas from Spinach Rice, Corn Calzone, Gobi Masala & More

Friday, 18 March 2016 00:40

Probably the last week of school for a few in India, with the exams coming to an end. This week we have the weekly Lunch Box Recipes & Ideas from Spinach Rice, Corn Calzone, Gobi Masala & More. Use these ideas and recipes to help you pack your kids lunch boxes, plan for them. Planning lunch box ...

Homemade Rice Cereal Recipe (Babies-4 months onward)

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 05:32

Rice cereal is one of the most common first foods given to babies all across the world. Rice cereal is highly recommended by pediatricians as first solid food to introduce. It is easy to digest, non-allergic and it is easy to swallow for the babies because of its smooth texture. Rice cereal is versatile ...

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