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

Ribbon Pakoda Recipe - South Indian Tea Time Snack

Tuesday, 29 September 2009 00:06

Ribbon Pakoda is a very popular South Indian tea time snack made from gram flour and rice flour. Typically it is prepared during Diwali and festive season.  A special equipment called "Sev Sancha" or a "Murukku Maker" typically made out of brass is required to make these. In most South Indian homes ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Dry Fruit Ghughra/Gujiya Recipe (Pastry Crust Pockets Filled With Dry Fruits)

Monday, 28 September 2009 23:21

Dry Fruit Ghughra or Gujiyas or Kadubu (Karnataka) Recipe are nothing but pockets of pastry crust, filled with dry fruits and deep fried to a crispy golden finish. Ghughra also called as Gujiya in Rajasthan have been a favorite of mine, ever since I was a child. These half moon shaped deep fried pockets, ...

Mullu Murukku Recipe - Chakli Recipe - South Indian Snack

Monday, 28 September 2009 17:38

Mullu Murukku Recipe is a very traditional recipe that is made during festivities like Diwali, Gokulashtami. It makes a perfect tea time snack with a hot cup of South Indian filter coffee. It is also known as Chakli in Marathi and Kannada and Chakri in Gujarati, is a savoury snack popular in India and ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Roasted Tomato Basil Pasta & Pizza Sauce Recipe

Friday, 25 September 2009 15:55

In the Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe, the rich red and ripe tomatoes are roasted in the oven and pureed to get the ever so delicious sauce that can be used on pizza or in as a pasta sauce.  Roasted tomato pasta sauce requires very little effort, and roasting the tomatoes brings out a layer ...

Baked Mathri Recipe (Non Fried Tea Time Snack)

Friday, 25 September 2009 07:15

The Baked Mathri Recipe is classic North Indian snack that is had with some achar (a spicy Indian pickle) along with a hot cup of chai. These snacks turn out to be lifesavers when you don't have anything in the kitchen to spice up your palate. Traditionally the maithri's are deep fried in ghee (clarified ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Saunf Aloo & Dal Kebab Recipe (Potato & Lentil Kebabs)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009 18:43

The Saunf Aloo & Dal Kebab Recipe (Potato & Lentil Kebabs) is a delicious and healthy kebab made from sweet potatoes and lentils and elegantly spiced with crushed fennel and some garam masala. Serve these kebabs along with a minty coriander chutney. Best part of these potato kebabs is that it ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Eggless Cheesecake Recipe - Topped with Tropical Fruits

Monday, 14 September 2009 11:47

This Eggless Cheesecake is a rich cake baked in a tart crust or a crumb crust and topped with some tropical fruits giving it a light and summery persona. The fruits add a delicious refreshing texture to the otherwise dense and smooth cake. You can add fruits according to your preferences. Also this ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Eggless Layered Chocolate Cake Recipe With Mascarpone Cheese

Monday, 14 September 2009 10:33

The Layered Chocolate Cake Recipe is one of those cakes you will surely take time as it is super delicious, creamy and fluffy making it perfect for holiday parties. The use of mascarpone cheese to layer this cake, makes it light and creamy at the same time too. I have also drizzled the cake with some ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe - Savory Steamed Lentil Cakes

Thursday, 10 September 2009 11:18

The Gujarati Khaman Dhokla is a very popular farsan from the Gujarati cuisine.  It is traditionally made using the bengal gram dal, which is soaked and the ground to make the dhokla batter. Serve the Gujarati Khaman Dhokla along with Dhania Pudina Chutney or Tomato Onion Chutney and ...

Published in Dhokla Recipes

Moroccan Style Vegetable Stew Recipe

Thursday, 03 September 2009 23:07

Moroccan Style Vegetable Stew Recipe is a perfect vegetarian entree suitable for one of those cold evening, served with steamed saffron pilaf, is truly delectable. The stew, without coconut milk, but used some cream and a fine blend of spices and vegetables like potatoes, carrots, butternut squash/pumpkin, ...

Aloo Matar Sabzi Recipe - Potatoes Peas In Tomato Gravy

Thursday, 03 September 2009 22:52

Aloo Matar Sabzi Recipe is a very traditional Punjabi dish that is made with potatoes and peas, simmered in light and tangy tomato gravy. The recipe has a delicate addition of spices , it is simmered to perfection brings out the essence of this flavorful dish. The sabzi is cooked along with Nutralite ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Chow Chow Poricha Kootu Recipe

Thursday, 03 September 2009 22:46

Chow Chow Kootu is made from a white squash called chow chow. It is combined with moong lentils, ground coconut, cumin, yogurt and curry leaves to form its delicious gravy base. The taste is fantastic and goes well with hot phulkas or Spicy Potato Roast Recipe (Urulaikizhangu Poriyal) and steamed ...

Published in Kootu Recipes

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora Recipe

Thursday, 03 September 2009 22:42

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora Recipe is spiced up yogurt based curry cooked along with spiced gram flour dumplings. It is a classic dish from North India and Punjab where the yogurt is simmered along with chillies, ginger and coriander and delicious pan fried dumplings (pakora). At home, we serve the Kadhi Pakora ...

Published in Kadhi Recipes

Aloo Palak Sabzi Recipe - Sautéed Potatoes With Spinach

Thursday, 03 September 2009 22:22

Aloo Palak Sabzi Recipe is a simple and easy dish made from boiled potatoes and sautéed spinach, delicately spiced cinnamon. Potatoes high in starch and carbohydrates and spinach rich in iron and minerals, cooked with low fat ingredients makes it a perfect lunch box meal for kids and adults. Serve ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Eggless Date & Walnut Oatmeal Cake Recipe

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 12:14

The Date Walnut and Oatmeal cake recipe is super simple to make when you have all the ingredients handy. The oatmeal cake is wholesome and with the addition of the dates and walnuts pumps up the nutrition level of this cake. You can serve this cake for breakfast, as a tea time snack or pack it as a healthy ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Sundakkai / Manathakkali Kai Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe - A Spicy Tamarind Curry

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 12:05

Manathakkali Kai Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe is a very traditional South Indian dish, made from freshly squeezed tamarind and flavoured with some traditional delicacies like vathal, small onions, appalam. The ingredients could be new to many of the non South Indians and if you are adventurous enough ...

Published in Kuzhambu Recipes

Vegetable Au Gratin with Cauliflower Carrots and Beans

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 11:58

The Vegetable Au Gratin recipe is a classic french dish where the vegetables are baked along with a creamy white sauce called the béchamel sauce. This is one of the favorite dinners at home and I love it especially because it is quick to make and super healthy too. I like to make my bechamel sauce with ...

Dal Palak Recipe (Spinach And Lentil Curry)

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 11:19

Dal Palak Recipe is a nutritious and wholesome dish that is rich in proteins and minerals. This recipe is made from fresh steamed spinach that is mixed along with cooked lentils and spices to make a delectable combination. The addition of a ghee tadka (seasoning) along with cumin and red chillies adds ...

Published in Dal Recipes

Baked Pasta Recipe with Paneer and Spinach

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 11:00

The Baked Pasta Recipe with Paneer & Spinach is a delicious and fulfilling pasta recipe. Rigatoni, is a pasta which has never taken the backseat in my pantry, I always enjoy experimenting with rigatoni pasta. A flavorsome dish, that is made with homemade cottage cheese and homemade tomato basil ...

Published in Pasta Recipes

Aloo Matar Pudina Tikki Recipe

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 10:43

Aloo Matar Pudina Tikki Recipe are relished in almost every Indian party and is easy to make too. The Aloo tikkis are made from a combination of regular potatoes and sweet potatoes, mashed along with steamed peas (mutter), combined with Green Mint Chutney. Serve Aloo Matar Pudina Tikki Recipe along ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Saffron Pilaf Recipe - Kesar Flavoured Rice

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 10:35

Saffron Pilaf Recipe is a flavourful rice that is cooked along with strands of kesar. Saffron not only adds to the flavour of the rice, but also adds a great colour. It is extremely easy to prepare and delectable to eat.  This is a delectable rice recipe that you can make on festivals or during ...

Published in Pulao Recipes

Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Hot and Spicy Garlic Sauce

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 10:27

Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Hot and Spicy Chilli Garlic Sauce is a classic recipe from the Indian Chinese Cuisine. The Vegetable balls are made from a combination of finely minced vegetables that are deep fried and served as a main course dish in a chilli garlic sauce. I typically experiment with ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Vegetable Manchurian Balls Recipe - Indo Chinese Dish

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 10:27

The Vegetable Manchurian (Dry) Recipe is a very popular Indian Chinese dish is made from finely minced vegetables, coated with corn flour and pan fried, then dipped in a tangy and spicy soy sauce. The Vegetable Manchurian Balls, when coated with a sweet spicy sauce make great appetisers for parties. Serve Vegetable ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Fettuccine Pasta Recipe In Tomato Basil Sauce

Wednesday, 26 August 2009 15:46

The Fettuccine Pasta Recipe In Tomato Basil Sauce is a summer saver recipe when tomatoes are in full season. The addition of fresh basil along with red ripe tomatoes brings out the burst of flavors in the fettuccine pasta recipe.  You can optionally add cream and cheese to the pasta to make it ...

Published in Pasta Recipes
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