One of the popular choices of breakfast in West is a bread toast. It is also common to have it along with poached or scrambled eggs. Unique recipe and cooking method deployed in France gave French toast, its name. Bread is dunked in milk and then in beaten eggs and then the slices are toasted to make French toast. This is then topped with fruits or syrups or plain honey.

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‘Mirchi’, also called as Green chillies is a vegetable that is mainly used to spice up our food. While the tiny chillies are spicy, the bigger ones are less spicy and can be eaten as it is. Mirchi is used on a everyday basis in Indian food, as its spiciness enhances the taste of our food. Whether it is a sabzi, raita, pulav or a flat bread, Mirchi is used in almost everything we make.

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Dinner is always a meal that has to be had light and had just the right amount. The meal has to be quick that can be made during the weeknight also so that it will rejuvenate your mind and get you started with Monday to Friday rotation. We have put across a completely home made dinner meal that will end your day in a happy note. At our in house we have created you a dinner plate with good ingredients put together which will not make you feel heavy before you hit the bed.

Packing a healthy Lunch box for your kid is always a difficult task for all mothers. At the same time demanding the dish to be tasty is even harder. Roll is the most safest way to pack inside a lunchbox for your kids because you can fill any kind of stuffing that the kids will enjoy. It is also easy for the children to gobble up during their lunch time and there would not be any mess created.  To ease your everyday worries on packing hot food, Archana's Kitchen has come up with a Healthy Lunch Box Plan.

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Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables the mankind has been blessed with. Also it is hugely appreciated for its unique taste and crunchiness. It belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables with the likes of cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts et al. All around the world people are now including broccoli in their regular diets owing to its numerous health benefits. 

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Every day meal plans are a daunting task to do all by yourself, since you have many other tasks in the day, especially on weekdays. Weekends would be more blessed than weekdays because we have time to think and organize. It would be great if there is an early plan laid out for the week ahead such that we know clearly of what to shop and how much to shop for the week. Also, we understand the ease of making the recipes that could either be carry forward through transformation or packing it for lunch, or cooking with the same ingredients for the next day. Considering this, we are back again with the weeknight dinner recipe ideas that could be of help. This menu for weeknights have a blending mix of cuisines across India & the World (Especially for Friday nights) which help in wholesome nutrition for the nights.

Karnataka cuisine is considered as one of the oldest cuisine that has been survived since Iron Age. The cuisine has offered a lot to the neighboring states such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Kerala and Maharashtra in shaping up their cuisine. As every region’s ingredients change depending on the place, even Karnataka’s cuisine is widely divided based on its local produce and region. 

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When you have dinner parties at home, it is a great idea to prepare a lot of partial prep and cooking in advance, isn’t it? We would love to engage socially in conversation with friends, when they arrive, rather than being held in cooking. Panna Cotta is a delicious idea of a make ahead dessert.

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Mangalore is a quaint city in the state of Karnataka which is home to glorious and amazing food. The food gets its flavor from mustard seeds and fried red chillies. Sesame seeds, tamarind, yogurt and fresh coconut also add a distinct taste to it. Being a port city, fish is a staple food in their diet, and the cuisine has influences from the Portuguese as well. Vegetables like drumstick, okra, pumpkin, yam et al make a reappearance in Mangalorean cuisine.

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Have a traditional Mangalorean style breakfast this Sunday. Mangalorean cuisine which is collectively called as Tulunadu captures the coastal region of Karnataka. Coconut and and coriander seeds are most commonly used ingredients in their everyday cooking. Breakfast is the most essential meal of the day. It is the first dish that kick starts your day with a happy start. On a day to day basis it is hard to decide on how to make your breakfast healthy and filling. Here we have come up with a Breakfast meal plate that will provide you with complete nutrition packed diet. You can make this dish on a lazy sunday morning to indulge in some authentic flavours of Mangalore cuisine. 

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We are back again with our super delicious weekly plan for this week! Eating healthy meals is very important and we never forget that you are waiting for our meal plan to decide on what to make every day for three meals of the day. Therefore, we here at Archana’s kitchen bring you a new delicious road map to a week of easy, no-repeat meals which will make your life easier.

Shop your groceries and stock them for the week and use these ideas and recipes which will help you in cooking every day. Happy cooking!

Well, you can try our special Goan Inspired Lunch this week. It is super delicious and will be loved by your friends and family.

The spectacularly serene state of Kashmir is famous not just for its visual appeal, but also for its mouth watering delicacies which are both unique and authentic. Kashmiri food is subtle when it comes to taste, but is rich in flavors owing to the use of hot spices like cloves, cardamom, ginger, fennel, cinnamon, saffron et al. Having influenced by the Mughals, Kashmiri cuisine has evolved over thousand of years and vastly consists of non vegetarian dishes with the primary ingredients being fish, mutton, chicken etc.

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After the usual weekday food, we crave for something delicious during the weekends. While some of us prefer going out and dining during the end of the week, some of us prefer house parties with our friends and family. When it comes to house parties, the focus goes on the food. As our friends visit and family gather, we always want to chit chat a little bit over drinks and appetisers before moving on to the main course.

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Indulge in a delicious Mangalorean Style Meal Plate this week.  We have different meal plates coming every week where we try to make recipes from different cuisines, so this time we are back with a Mangalorean plate which you can make for your weekday lunch or dinner. This meal plate will help you fulfil your daily essential nutrients and will keep you fit.

In today’s meal plate we have included Mangalorean Bhende Puli Kodel which is Okra in tamarind curry. Then we have created Mangalorean Padpe Aajadina which is made from Spinach. Then it is accompanied by Phulka and Sliced carrots.

Plan your day to day meals by following our menu list for today:

1. Mangalorean Bhende Puli Kodel (Okra In Tamarind Gravy)

Mangalorean Bhende Puli Kodel Recipe is a simple yet delectable okra cooked in freshly made coconut masala.

bhendi puli

2. Mangalorean Padpe Aajadina (Spinach/Any Greens Sukha)

Mangalorean Style Padpe Aajadina Recipe(Spinach Dry Recipe) is a delicious stir fry of spinach leaves with soft onions and grated coconut.

Mangalorean Style Padpe

3. Phulkas

Phulkas also known as Roti or Chapati in some regions are a whole wheat soft and thin puffed flat bread.

Phulka Roti

4. Sliced Carrots

Every day cooking at home makes us buy a lot of vegetables together, to make our lives easier. Especially for the people who have busy schedules during the weekdays, finds it easy to shop for the vegetables at one go during the weekends and store them in the fridge. Usually, we don't plan our daily menu and cook according to what is available in the fridge. Sometimes we make a side dish out of it or sometimes a main course dish. 

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Bengali cuisine is known for its non-vegetarian dishes. But what we also should know, is its versatility when it comes to vegetarian recipes as well. Characterised by regional masalas like panch phoron, ingredients like coconut and poppy seeds, steaming and slow cooking methods – Bengali recipes are a notch higher like the politely spoken Bengali language itself.

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Every dinner needs to end with a good note. As it is the last meal for your day and it should help you satisfy your hunger. The meal has to be quick that can be made during the weeknight also so that it will rejuvenate your mind and get you started with Monday to Friday rotation. We have put across a completely home made dinner meal that will end your day in a happy note. At our in house we have created you a dinner plate with good ingredients put together which will not make you feel heavy before you hit the bed.

Kids lunch box meal are always tricky to pack as kids are fussy about whatever they eat . The lunch box meal have to simple for them and at the same time tasty. But for all mothers, they constantly worry on the nutritional value that has to go in their Kids diet. This is very crucial because the kids need the right type of food for their growing age.  At Archana's Kitchen we have given this utmost importance and we have created a delicious lunch box meal that you can pack for your kids without any worries.

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Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family along with vegetables like broccoli, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts, et al, and is considered one of the healthiest vegetables and with good reason so. It provides a rich supply of health boosting phytochemicals and anti inflammatory composites. This is one vegetable that deserves to be added in your diet on a regular basis as it is packed with an array of nutrients like vitamins, minerals et al.

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Every day meal plans are a daunting task to do all by yourself, since you have many other tasks in the day, especially on weekdays. Weekends would be more blessed than weekdays because we have time to think and organize. It would be great if there is an early plan laid out for the week ahead such that we know clearly of what to shop and how much to shop for the week. Also, we understand the ease of making the recipes that could either be carry forward through transformation or packing it for lunch, or cooking with the same ingredients for the next day. Considering this, we are back again with the weeknight dinner recipe ideas that could be of help. This menu for weeknights have a blending mix of cuisines across India & the World (Especially for Friday nights) which help in wholesome nutrition for the nights.

A cup of hot masala chai and some samosas are enough to enjoy a rainy day. With monsoons just around the corner, we all think of some recipes which we can make to enjoy the weather. We all have that memory of childhood, when our mothers used to make hot snacks or our father used to get piping hot samosas from market. Well, you can always revive the old memories by making different types of Samosas at home.

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If you are anything like us, getting your sluggish self to go on with your daily activities without the boost of coffee might be an absolute task. Coffee is literally the foundation of our food pyramid and we gawk in awe at those who can function without it. We have an OCD (PS. obsessive coffee disorder) when it comes to this bitter sweet beverage.

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Have a satvik meal for your breakfast today. Experience the delightful of eating dishes that are healthy and tasty as well. Sattvic food are basically dishes that are prepared which are purely natural, pure and essential for the body. Breakfast being the important meal of the day. It is the first dish that kick starts your day with a happy start. So it is very important to know what goes onto your plate before you start your meal. 

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We are back again with our super delicious weekly plan for this week! Eating healthy meals is very important and we never forget that you are waiting for our meal plan to decide on what to make every day for three meals of the day. Therefore, we here at Archana’s kitchen bring you a new delicious road map to a week of easy, no-repeat meals which will make your life easier.

Shop your groceries and stock them for the week and use these ideas and recipes which will help you in cooking every day. Happy cooking!

Well, you can try our special Sunday Lunch 'Rajasthani Chawle Wale Dhokle' this week. It is super delicious and will be loved by your friends and family.

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