Archana Doshi

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Recipes and Articles by Archana Doshi

Calcutta Style Puchkas Recipe (Pani Puri Recipe)

Thursday, 17 January 2008 14:48

Calcutta Style Puchkas also known as Pani Puri and Gol Gappa is a simple and delicious recipe to make at home. This recipe is inspired from the streets of Calcutta. These Pani Puri or Puchka as they are called in Calcutta are the best street food you can have in India on a hot summer day, a rainy day, ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi Recipe (Doodhi/Ghiya Sabzi)

Wednesday, 16 January 2008 15:04

Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi recipe is really delicious and a healthy preparation of bottle gourd that tastes great with phulkas. The Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi is simple to make and is made with the most basic ingredients, adding to the flavours and taste.  Serve the Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi along with Phulkas ...

Spinach Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe

Saturday, 12 January 2008 22:58

Spinach Paneer Koftas are extremely delicious easy to make dish at home. The pan fried spinach with stuffed paneer brings out the individual taste of each of the ingredients and makes it healthy too. When cut in half and served, it gives a moonlit night feel to the kofta. The makhani gravy has a slight ...

Vegetarian Mexican Quesadilla Recipe

Friday, 11 January 2008 23:24

Vegetarian  Mexican Quesadillas Recipe is made from healthy and low fat ingredients making it delicious one dish meal. Most times, to make it quick, if I don’t have tortillas at home, I use up old roti’s (thin flat indian bread) and make quesadillas out of them for my children. They simply ...

Published in Mexican Cuisine

Thakkali Sadam Recipe (Spicy Tomato Rice)

Wednesday, 09 January 2008 15:54

Tomato Rice popularly called as Thakkali Sadam in South India is a very quick to make rice dish that is packed with flavours from tomatoes, cardamom, and the sambar powder. Most often I like to make it more nutritious by adding some grated carrots to it as well. The Thakkali Sadam tastes delicious when ...

Published in Rice

Aish el Saraya | A Lebanese Bread Pudding

Tuesday, 08 January 2008 14:22

Aish el Saraya Recipe is a mouth watering (Mediterranean) Lebanese dessert, inspired by one of my Lebanese friends who shared this recipe during my cooking club days in Fontainebleau, France. Aish el Saraya is delectable and light dessert, that is eggless, flavored with Rose Water and ...

Chocolate Tart Recipe

Saturday, 05 January 2008 00:48

A chocolate dessert has to have real chocolates, to get that creamy texture and flavor.This delicious tart made from semi sweet dark chocolate and walnuts. The crust is simple and delicious and different that imparts delicious flavor along with the chocolate . Serve it with freshly chopped strawberries, ...

Aloo Baingan Ki Sabzi Recipe (Ringna Batata Nu Shaak)

Monday, 31 December 2007 16:31

Ringna Batata Nu Shaak also known as Aloo Baingan ki Sabzi is very common recipe that is made in every Indian home with a slight variation.  Some like to make it dry and some into a mushy gravy. This recipe is inspired from the Gujarati mother in laws home cooking, and I noticed that that like their ...

Tomato Onion Chutney | Thakkali Vengayam Chutney

Wednesday, 26 December 2007 22:10

Thakkali Vengayam Chutney also known as the Tomato Onion Chutney is a favorite accompaniment with Dosa's, Idli's, Upma’s, Parathas, a sandwich spread and anything you want to experiment it with. The sweet nature of the small onions enhances the taste of the chutney. If small onions ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

South Indian Coconut Chutney (For Idli's & Dosa's)

Wednesday, 26 December 2007 21:49

The Coconut Chutney recipe uses fresh coconut, ground along with green chillies and roasted channa along with a dash of lemon or yogurt that makes it tangy and opens up your senses. This chutney is very simple to make and a very popular accompaniment for all the breakfast dishes in South Indian.  Serve ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Homemade Soft Idli Recipe (Steamed Rice and Lentil Cake)

Tuesday, 25 December 2007 22:31

The Homemade Soft Idli recipe is a simple wholesome dish that you can make with ease. This idli recipe also has a video of how to make the Idli Dosa Batter and How to make Soft Idli's. Idli is all time South Indian breakfast dish that is savored all over India and the World . It is made from fermented ...

Ragi Idli Recipe (Steamed Rice Millet & Lentil Cake)

Tuesday, 25 December 2007 22:31

The Ragi (Millet) Idli recipe is a simple wholesome dish that you can make with ease. This recipe is a great way to include ragi and other millets in your diet. The idli recipe also has a video of how to make the Idli Dosa Batter and How to make Soft Idli's. Idli is all time South Indian breakfast dish ...

Homemade Crisp Ghee Roast Dosas

Tuesday, 25 December 2007 22:10

Homemade Crisp Ghee Roast Dosa Recipe is an easy and quick to make dish if you have the batter ready . These dosa's are thin lentil and rice crepe is an all time favorite south Indian snack savored all over the world. Children love this lentil crepe and make a very filling and healthy meal. Serve Homemade ...

Gujarati Methi Thepla (Spiced Indian Flat Bread with Fenugreek Leaves)

Tuesday, 25 December 2007 21:04

Gujarati Methi Thepla recipe is one of the many comfort foods to Gujarati’s. If you are on a long distance train or even on a trekking trip and you spot a Gujarati, you will definitely find them with Theplas. Just as said, it’s a great travel food, like a baguette is to the French. You can eat it ...

Spinach Rice Recipe (Palak Pulao)

Sunday, 16 December 2007 23:11

The Spinach Rice Recipe, is a simple, healthy preparation of cooked rice, mixed and spiced up with spinach and spices. I most often like to use sambar powder and cardamom powder as the main ingredients to make the spinach rice, but you can use a combination of spices and experiment to suit your taste. The ...

Published in Rice

Creamy Cheese Mushroom Bruschetta Recipe

Sunday, 16 December 2007 21:48

The Creamy Cheese Mushroom Bruschetta Recipe are bite size appetizers that can be made for parties. These creamy tasty mushrooms herbed with basil coat's the palate with a taste which will make you want more and more of these. The Mushroom Bruschetta Recipe makes a quick snack when you have unexpected ...

Published in World Appetizers

Béchamel Sauce Recipe (Classic White Sauce for Pastas and Gratins)

Sunday, 16 December 2007 21:36

Bechamel sauce also known as a while sauce, is a popular sauce that is used in many dishes. My personal favorite begins with making Gratin's. Gratins are French dishes that have a vegetables  baked along with bechamel and cheese. This is a simple recipe. You can modify this by adding herbs of your ...

Light And Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe

Sunday, 16 December 2007 21:34

The Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe is a healthy wholesome soup that is made creamy with the addition of potatoes and light with milk. Broccoli is a fiber rich food that is a rich source iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, folic Acid, calcium and fiber. Packed with flavors from black pepper and the roasted broccoli, ...

Published in Soups

Light And Healthy Spinach Soup Recipe

Sunday, 16 December 2007 21:21

The Light and Healthy Spinach Soup Recipe is a healthy soup that is made low fat and cooked in a nutritious way. Spinach is a health-promoting powerhouse among fresh leafy greens. But, a recent study said that spinach and other leafy greens lose their nutritional value the longer they stay refrigerated. ...

Published in Soups

Baked Chevdo Recipe (Chivda Mixture -Tea Time Snack)

Thursday, 13 December 2007 23:28

Chevdo also known as Chivda is a delicious and crunchy sweet and spicy roasted rice flakes cereal combined with roasted dry fruits to make it super tasty.  In this recipe of baked Chevdo, I have flavoured it with curry leaf powder, green chillies and asafoetida with added salt and sugar to taste. ...

Methi Khakra Recipe (Gujarati Savory Crispy Flat Bread)

Thursday, 13 December 2007 22:27

The Gujarati Khakra is a snack made from whole wheat flour that is served for breakfast, tea or even taken as a travel snack. It is wholesome as it is made from whole wheat flour and delicately flavoured with ingredients like fenugreek, turmeric and asafoetida. I was first introduced to the Khakra when ...

Pav Bhaji Recipe (Buttered Buns Served with Spicy Mashed Vegetables)

Wednesday, 12 December 2007 22:33

Pav Bhaji Recipe is one of the most popular street foods of India. The bhaji is made from spiced up potatoes and vegetables, simmered in butter and some spices, served with buttered pav buns. The pav bhaji masala is the special masala that is used in this recipe is readily available in the stores. In ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Papdi Recipe

Friday, 07 December 2007 14:18

Papdi are little crisp round shaped spiced Indian crackers made from wheat flour are baked in the oven to add to the extra nutrition. The little crispies are use in chaats like Mumbai Style Bhelpuri, Sev Papdi Chaat, and many more. Serve the Papdis as it is along with a cup of chai or even make it into ...

Cauliflower and Vegetable Curry (With Almonds and Spices)

Wednesday, 05 December 2007 15:28

The Cauliflower and Vegetable Curry is a simple and delectable combination of steamed vegetables in an almond gravy, with the mild spices and low-fat milk cream. The addition of homemade garam masala along with the almonds brings out delicious taste and texture to the curry. You can serve the  Cauliflower ...

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