Archana Doshi

Archana Doshi is the founder of Archana's Kitchen. Archana launched Archana's Kitchen in 2007 as a way to keep track of her and family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Archana is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Archana says "I hope you enjoy cooking recipes from my website where the sole effort is to make cooking simple for you. When you try out one of our recipes, we are longing to hear back from you. Do take your time to come back and share your comments, as your feedback means a lot to me"

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Recipes and Articles by Archana Doshi

Kala Chana Masala Recipe

Friday, 16 June 2017 10:10

Kala Desi Chana is a delicious, spicy and flavorful curry that is made simple with a simple use of ingredients like onion garlic ginger and tomatoes along with garam masala and chillies. Cooking along with Figaro Olive oil makes this recipe healthy and delicious too.  Did you know: Higher ...

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe (Savory Tapioca Pearl Breakfast Pudding)

Friday, 16 June 2017 08:08

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe is a simple to cook and delicious to eat recipe that is healthy and widely used as fasting food in many Indian homes. The recipe is extremely low in fat and full of starch or carbohydrates and hence is a great food for a quick boost of energy. Although it is often served in India ...

Spicy Egg Biryani Recipe with Figaro Olive Oil

Friday, 16 June 2017 04:00

Spicy Egg Biryani is made with the combination of rice, eggs and a lot of spices. This is a perfect dish when you have guests at your home or if you are planning to organise a house party. Did you know: Pure olive oil is rich in Vitamin E - Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from ...

Lauki Chana Dal Recipe - Bottle Gourd Cooked In Lentil Curry

Friday, 16 June 2017 02:13

Lauki Chana Dal is a nutritious recipe that combined the Bottle Gourd and lentils making it a perfect dish for a wholesome lunch or dinner. Lauki is also known as Doodhi or Giya and one of my favorite dishes while growing up. In the South, we make Kootu with the Lauki that was cooked along with lentils ...

Creamy and Delicious Fruit Custard Recipe

Thursday, 15 June 2017 02:00

Fruits Custard is a very healthy and delicious dessert. It has bunch of healthy fruits with creamy custard. This is very easy to make and healthy to eat dish. Custard is always liked by kids and adults as well. This is perfect option for party dessert because you can make it ahead of time and just add ...

Spruce Up Your Summer Entrees with These Chilean Dishes

Saturday, 10 June 2017 19:44

Summer is an excellent time to try out new things. And while you may get to go on vacation and learn how to deep sea dive or take up a brand-new hobby such as hiking or mountain climbing, it is also fun time to try out new foods, especially dishes that have a fiery south-of-the-border flavor. For your ...

Know How Juices You Can Fill Nutritional Gaps In Our Busy Lives

Saturday, 10 June 2017 19:36

Juggling between family and work to managing home, often I miss out on eating healthy and at the right times. At the back of my mind, I am well aware that my body is missing some essential nutrients that are needed to keep our mental and physical energy levels high.

Raw Mango Murabba Recipe - Cinnamon Spiced Mango Jam

Monday, 05 June 2017 13:00

The Raw Mango Murabba Recipe made from raw mangoes is flavored with cinnamon adding to the taste and flavor. The addition of cinnamon makes this dish absolutely delicious. Raw Mango Murabba Recipe can be stored for more than 6 months in the fridge & can be enjoyed with hot Spicy Yogurt Chapati Recipe ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Kids Lunch Box Ideas: Ragi Oatmeal Dosa With Allam Chutney & Almonds

Monday, 05 June 2017 09:00

The Ragi Oatmeal Dosa & Walnuts is a super simple and easy lunch box to put together on busy school day mornings. All you need is the ragi flour, instant oats and a few other ingredients. Whip them all up and make a dosa or pancake. I most often pack just one dosa, that is smeared with Idli ...

Kids Lunchbox Ideas: Moong Dal Chilla with Palakura Pappu & Pomegrantes

Monday, 29 May 2017 09:00

Moong Dal Chilla are high protein lentil crepes that are made from yellow split moong lentils and urad dal. The addition of Urad dal keeps these chilla's soft and perfect for a lunch or a snack box. I typically spread a jam, sauce, Coconut Chutney or Idli Milagai Podi into the chilla and fold it like ...

Long Brinjal Poriyal Masala Recipe - Green Baingan Sabzi

Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:16

The Long Brinjal Poriyal Masala Recipe is a delicious masala poriyal made with long brinjal that is pan fried along with tomatoes and spices making it perfect to go along with Phulkas and Kuzhambu. The addition of coriander seeds and sambar powder to the dish brings out a delicious flavor to this Brinjal ...

Chatpata Kabuli Chana Salad - Chickpea Salad Recipe

Friday, 19 May 2017 17:02

Chatpata Kabuli Chana Salad is an easy and quick recipe and can be made with ingredients which are easily available in our kitchen. Tangy taste of chat masala and the lemon gives a completely chatpata taste to the kabuli chana. Chickpea Salad Recipe can be serve as whole dish if you feel like ...

Published in Indian Salad Recipes

Palak Dhania Dosa Recipe With Figaro Olive Oil

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:00

Dosa is an everyday staple at home and really there is not one day we don’t have batter. And there are times, when I have forgotten to soak the rice and dal and that’s when I do an instant batter. The instant batter  is packed with protein, fiber and great taste by using spinach and coriander. ...

Keerai Vadai Recipe Made With Figaro Pure Olive Oil

Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:13

Step into the streets of tamil nadu or infact any region around south india, you wll find a variety of vada’s made in street corners in old fashioned food carts. In this Keerai Vadai recipe, it replicates the street food of tamil nadu and is wrapped in the newspaper and a dollop of coconut chutney ...

Milagu Ven Pongal Recipe Made With Figaro Olive Oil

Sunday, 14 May 2017 12:15

Milagu Ven Pongal is a dish that is made during the festival of Pongal. But did you know that, it’s a staple breakfast and tiffin dish of southern india? Pongal is a dish made from rice and dal and topped with a tadka of ghee, ginger and crushed black pepper. If you are looking to reduce the saturated ...

Kolkata Style Egg Roll Recipe (Wrap or Frankie Recipe) - Roz Ka Khana With Figaro Olive Oil

Saturday, 13 May 2017 13:07

Egg Rolls also popularly known as frankie or a wrap, and is one of the most popular street foods in Kolkata apart from the puchkas (Calcutta Style Pani Puri), Jhaal Muri and many more. If ever you visit Kolkata, make sure to savour their famous street foods including the rolls and ...

Crispy Aloo Bread Pakora Recipe - Roz Ka Khana With Figaro Olive Oil

Saturday, 13 May 2017 06:12

Be it winters, summers or rainy season - there is one thing that is an all time favorite and that’s the bread pakora. In this recipe the bread slices are filled with spiced up potatoes coated in gram flour batter and deep fried. The Aloo bread pakora is deep fried in Figaro Pure olive oil, making it ...

Kids Lunch Box Ideas: Grilled Tomato Cheese Sandwich with Chocolate and Orange Smoothie Recipes

Monday, 08 May 2017 09:00

The Grilled Tomato Cheese Sandwich Recipe is a super simple dish to make for breakfast, snack or even a dinner with soup. All you need for this sandwich is slices of tomatoes, slices of cheese, a homemade whole wheat bread, salt and pepper. I most often pack it into a lunch box for kids as well, giving ...

Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu With Mangalore Cucumber & Drumstick Recipe

Thursday, 04 May 2017 19:15

The Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu is delicious tangy curry that is packed with a perfect blend of spices and simmered in a coconut gravy. When combined along with Mangalore cucumber and drumstick it adds a variety to the curry making it rich and delicious. Did you know? Drumstick pods helps to build strong ...

Orange Kulfi Recipe In Orange Shells

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 17:01

The Orange Kulfi Recipe is delicious twist to traditional kulfi which is packed with flavors from the Orange rind and set in the orange shells to be frozen. The first time I tasted this Kulfi was in the streets of Kolkata, where they serve the orange kulfi in the orange shell. The refreshing flavors ...

Cheesy Tawa Pizza Recipe With Corn And Broccoli

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:14

Cheesy Tawa Pizza Recipe With Corn & Broccoli is a pizza recipe that does not require an oven to bake as it is cooked on a Tawa. The process of making a pizza is made simple and very easy that you can serve for kids as an amazing evening snack. The dough is rolled thin and toasted on the tawa and ...

Published in Pizza Recipes

Veggie Penne Pasta Recipe In Creamy Roasted Carrot Sauce

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:14

Veggie Penne Pasta Recipe Creamy Carrot Sauce is a wonderful way to use vegetables as a sauce for the Pasta. We often add them into our pasta and is sometimes left out by the kids. But in this recipe the vegetables are well roasted and ground to make a delicious creamy sauce which will make the kids ...

Published in Pasta Recipes

Alfredo Spaghetti Pasta Recipe in Broccoli & Olives

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:14

Alfredo Spaghetti with Broccoli & Olives Recipe is a classic dish which is inspired from the Italian Cuisine. Italians use two main sauces to toss their pasta with and one among is the Alfredo which is rich and creamy. When the Alfredo sauce is well coated with Spaghetti Pasta it makes the ...

Published in Pasta Recipes

Kids Snack Box: Cucumber Cheese Sandwich,Fruit & Nut Muffin,Banana Chocolate Smoothie Recipes

Monday, 01 May 2017 09:00

The Sandwich & Fruit and Nut Cupcake combo makes a wholesome snack or lunch box. I do make sure I make my own bread or buy the whole wheat multigrain loaf of bread from the store. Packing the sandwich with Yogurt and vegetables is a great way to get the nutrients in and at the same time the ...

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