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

Homemade Butter Naan Recipe (Soft Yogurt Bread)

Friday, 08 February 2008 14:12

The Homemade Butter Naan recipe is simple to make in your own kitchen. Naan is an Indian bread about which I am very choosy as to where I eat them. I am so particular about its texture and the softness, that I hardly end up ordering them in a restaurant.  This Naan recipe simply fantastic and delicious ...

Grilled Mushroom Sandwich Recipe With Herbs

Thursday, 31 January 2008 14:54

The Grilled Mushrooms Sandwich recipe is a simple and quick recipe that can be made for a breakfast, a brunch or supper or even packed for a school lunch box. The finely chopped mushrooms spiced up with green chillies, coriander leaves makes a filling and healthy weekend breakfast or snack/lunch ...

Published in Sandwich Recipes

Sakkarai Pongal Recipe (Sweetened Rice And Jaggery Pudding Recipe)

Thursday, 24 January 2008 15:32

Sakkarai Pongal Recipe is a traditional South Indian pudding made of rice sweetened with jaggery. It has a porridge-like consistency, mildly flavored with cardamom. Sakkarai Pongal is most often made along with Ven Pongal for the festival of Pongal, celebrated to mark the beginning of the harvest season ...

Ven Pongal Recipe - South Indian Rice and Lentil Pudding

Thursday, 24 January 2008 15:18

Ven Pongal Recipe is a very traditional breakfast or tiffin dish in South India. Pongal festival is celebrated as the harvest festival and is spread over four days. Pongal in Tamil means something that is overflowing. The act of boiling over of milk in the clay pot is considered to denote future prosperity ...

Homemade Pani Puri Recipe -Calcutta Style Puchka Recipe

Thursday, 17 January 2008 14:48

Calcutta Style Puchkas also known as Pani Puri and Golgappa 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, ...

Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi Recipe

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. The makhani gravy has a slight touch of sweetness from honey, which enhances the taste of the makhani ...

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 love ...

Published in Mexican Recipes

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 ...

Aish el Saraya Recipe - A Lebanese Bread Pudding

Tuesday, 08 January 2008 14:22

Aish el Saraya Recipe is a mouth watering 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 Orange Blossom. It makes ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

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, ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Ringna Batata Nu Shaak Recipe- Aloo Baingan Ki Sabzi Recipe

Monday, 31 December 2007 16:31

Ringna Batata Nu Shaak also known as Aloo Baingan ki Sabzi is a popular sabzi in every Gujarati household.  Potatoes and Brinjals are a classic combination cooked in everyday spices and a rich tomato puree.  Brinjal is one such vegetable that gets cooked until it is almost blended as gravy ...

Tomato Onion Chutney Recipe - Thakkali Vengayam Chutney

Wednesday, 26 December 2007 22:10

Thakkali Vengayam Chutney Recipe also known as the Tomato Onion Chutney is a favorite side dish that is made from fresh tomatoes, that are roasted along with roasted baby onions and green chillies. The Tomato Onion Chutney Recipe makes a perfect side dish recipe along with Dosa, Idli, Upma, Cheela ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Coconut Chutney Recipe- For Idli And Dosa

Wednesday, 26 December 2007 21:49

The Coconut Chutney Recipe uses fresh coconut, ground along with Green Chillies and Roasted Chana 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 - Learn How To Make A Healthy Ragi Idli

Tuesday, 25 December 2007 22:31

The Ragi 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. Idli is an all time South Indian breakfast dish that is savored all over India and the World. It is made from fermented ragi seeds, rice and lentil ...

Ghee Roast Dosa Recipe - Crispy Paper Dosa Recipe

Tuesday, 25 December 2007 22:10

The Ghee Roast Dosa Recipe is an easy and quick paper dosa recipe if you have the dosa batter ready in the refrigerator. The Homemade Idli Dosa Batter Recipe, gives a delicious taste to these Ghee Roast Dosa.  Your family will simple love this Ghee Roast Dosa Recipe that is made from 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 ...

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 ...

White Sauce Pasta Recipe-Alfredo/ Bechamel Sauce

Sunday, 16 December 2007 21:36

The White Sauce Pasta Recipe also known as the Bechamel sauce or Alfredo Sauce is a must to have in the refrigerator so you can whip up a great main course quickly. My personal favorite begins with making Gratin's. Gratins are French dishes that have a vegetables  baked along with bechamel and ...

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 Soup Recipes

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 Soup Recipes

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. ...

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