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

Gujarati Khandvi Recipe - Savory Gram Flour Pinwheels

Friday, 13 March 2009 14:35

Khandvi is a savory gram flour pinwheel snack, where gram flour is combined with yogurt, ginger and green chilies to make a smooth batter, slow cooked on low flame and then cooled on a surface and shaped onto pinwheels. It is then seasoned with mustard and sesame seeds, making it a healthy and ...

Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan Recipe - Brinjal In Spicy Peanut Curry

Tuesday, 10 March 2009 15:40

Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan is a delicious preparation that is made from roasted brinjal/eggplant/ baingan. The base curry of the Bagara Baingan recipe is made from tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds. If you are looking for a delicious vegetarian curry to serve along with your Biryani, then this ...

Mini Idli Upma Recipe (Steamed Rice Cake Stir Fry)

Tuesday, 10 March 2009 14:44

Making Idli Upma is a great way to reuse the leftover lentil cakes (Idlis). All you have to do is to crumble the large idlis or cut them into small pieces or use mini idlis. Then spice it up with some green chillies and onions. Children love Mini Idli Upma Recipe (Steamed Rice Cake Stir Fry) as ...

Sweet and Spicy Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tuesday, 10 March 2009 14:18

Sweet and Spicy Tomato Chutney is a delicious tomato sauce flavored with ginger and green chillies. This sweet and sour chutney tomato chutney recipe is made with slightly sour tomatoes that brings a natural sourness. The addition of green chillies and ginger makes it delectable. Serve the ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Eggless Devil's Food Cake Recipe

Monday, 09 March 2009 23:35

The Devils Food Cake Recipe is nothing but a rich dark layered chocolate cake, that is topped and coated with chocolate ganache.  The cake is made with rich cocoa and with a rich Chocolate Ganache, is sure to tingle your senses. The devils food cake is for those pure chocolate lovers who can ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Chocolate Ganache Recipe (Perfect Frosting For Cakes and Cup Cakes)

Monday, 09 March 2009 23:34

Chocolate Ganache is a delicious recipe for a frosting that can go over cakes and cup cakes. Its creamy and made from high quality dark chocolate blended with fresh heavy cream. The sauce is thick and solidifies very beautifully over cakes making it a perfect icing and tastes so much better than the ...

Couscous Raw Mango Salad Recipe

Saturday, 03 January 2009 09:43

The hearty Couscous Raw Mango Salad Recipe is very simple and quick to make recipe that can be had as a meal by itself. The quick cooking couscous lends itself to a delicious salad and makes it refreshing with raw mangoes, parsley and cucumbers Did you know couscous is a good source of vegetarian protein. ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Zucchini Thogayal (Tangy and Spicy Zucchini Chutney)

Thursday, 04 December 2008 15:55

Zucchini Chutney or Thogayal is a delicacy in almost every South Indian household. The thogayal recipe is made with roasted ingredients urad dal, red chilies, and curry leaves when ground along with tamarind into a paste along with the zucchini gives a fresh aroma which makes it simply delicious. Thogayals ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Vagharela Rotli Recipe (Roti Ka Poha)

Monday, 24 November 2008 14:59

Vaghareli Rotli or Roti Ka Poha is a flat bread crumble seasoned with asafoetida, red chillies and curry leaves, that makes a perfect breakfast or a tea time snack. A delicious dish made from leftover Rotli’s (Phulka's, Puris, Chapati's, Tawa Paratha).  The Rotli’s are either cut into ...

Besan Ladoo Recipe - Chana Dal Ladoo

Monday, 24 November 2008 14:25

Besan Ladoo Recipe is made with gram flour. It is an all time favorite festival sweet and can also be made from freshly roasted channa dal. The typical aroma and consistency of the besan is achieved by gently roasting it in fresh homemade ghee which gives it the ladoo a special flavor and richness. The ...

Gehun Ka Halwa/Sheera Recipe (Classic Indian Wheat Flour Pudding)

Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:55

Gehun ka Halwa Recipe also known as Sheera is a delicious whole wheat flour pudding flavored Indian spices and enhanced with nuts. The halwa is made as an offering during certain festivals and special occasions of religious significance. This recipe was taught to me by a Punjabi friend who makes it similar ...

Sweet & Spicy Vegetable Hong Kong Style Recipe

Sunday, 09 November 2008 15:25

The Sweet & Spicy Vegetable Hong Kong Style Recipe is a spicy preparation of vegetables with soy sauce is a favorite at home.  A dish which is prepared with chunks of vegetables, tofu stir fried in a very tangy base of soy and chili sauce. This dish can make a great accompaniment to almost all ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Chilli Coriander Fried Rice Recipe

Sunday, 09 November 2008 14:52

The Chilli Coriander Fried Rice Recipe, is a fiery combination of red and green chillies with vibrant green coriander leaves not only makes this rice a treat for the eyes but also for the palate. Serve the Chilli Coriander Fried Rice Recipe along with a Asian Style Tofu Curry with Roasted Eggplants ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Eggless Spiced Carrot Olive Cake Recipe

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 15:42

The Spiced Carrot Cake Recipe is made from freshly grated carrots and a variety of freshly ground spices that can be baked for a warm dinner with some friends or family or serve it along as a tea time snack or pack it up as a healthy snack for kids, it will be savored!  I have shared how to ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Stuffed Roasted Eggplant Rolls Recipe (With Sun Dried Tomatoes and Feta)

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 15:29

The Stuffed Roasted Eggplant Rolls Recipe is a delicious roll where the eggplants are roasted and wrapped with a tangy feta cheese, flavored with basil and sun dried tomatoes. The sharpness of feta cheese and the grilled eggplants enhances the flavor of this delicious roll. Serve the Stuffed Roasted ...

Mango Mini Tart with Custard Recipe

Friday, 19 September 2008 14:51

The Mango Custard Mini Tart is delectable and light tart that is light and fluffy making it a perfect dessert for Indian parties. These cups are light, fluffy and served with delicately sliced fresh mangoes and a comforting vanilla custard sauce. The best part is these tart cups can be made a week ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Homemade Eggless Vanilla Custard Recipe

Friday, 19 September 2008 14:37

The Homemade Eggless Vanilla Custard is a simple recipe that can be made at home with simple ingredients. The vanilla custard makes a great accompaniment to cakes, souffles, desserts, bowl of fruits and also tarts. The vanilla custard recipe is made from milk, cream and corn flour and is delicately flavored ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

How To Make All Purpose Pie Crust Recipe

Thursday, 28 August 2008 16:33

The Easy Pie Crust Recipe also known as the all-purpose pie crust or a tart crust is extremely easy to make at home. These pie crusts when baked and kept handy, can be used to quickly serve a dessert or an appetizer.This crust can be made by food processor or by hand. Either way, it is critical to work ...

Nawabi Kofta Curry Recipe

Thursday, 28 August 2008 16:03

The Nawabi Kofta Curry Recipe is dish from the royal kitchens. Koftas made using potatoes that are stuffed with paneer and dry fruits and simmered in spicy tomato cream gravy, iCurry to makes an absolute delight to your taste buds.  This is a perfect Curry to make for your weekend Lunch and ...

Lauki Kofta Recipe - Non Fried Doodhi Kofta

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 14:48

The Lauki/ Doodhi Kofta is a simple, healthy recipe where the koftas are not fried. Traditionally Kofta's are fried and loose it nutritive value. But in this Lauki Kofta I have pan fried them in a Non-Stick Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan and simmer the kofta's in a quick and simple spiced tomato gravy. The ...

Ragi and Oats Dosa Recipe - Finger Millet & Oats Dosa Recipe

Thursday, 21 August 2008 14:52

Ragi and Oats Dosa Recipe is delicious and healthy combination of Oat and Ragi made into a batter and prepared to make a crispy dosa. Ragi and Oatmeal flour are whisked together and spiced up with green chillies, coriander leaves and cumin seeds. The result is an absolutely delicious flavor and packing ...

Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe (Chillies in Tangy Spicy Peanut Sesame Curry)

Thursday, 21 August 2008 14:02

Mirchi Ka Salan is a very traditional recipe from the Hyderabadi/ Andhra cuisine served on the Eid festival. Salan is hot and spicy and has a tangy gravy. All the spiciness comes from chillies and tamarind, and the gravy blended with other freshly ground spices and peanuts. Mirchi ka salan is traditionally ...

Green Moong Dal Paratha Recipe - Stuffed Lentil Flatbread

Monday, 04 August 2008 14:29

The Green Moong Dal Paratha recipe a healthy and delicious flat bread that is stuffed with a flavourful cooked green moong dal, onion, green chillies, ginger and coriander leaves filling. It is minimally spiced with cumin powder and coriander powder which lends a great taste to the moong dal stuffing ...

Baba Ganoush Recipe (Roasted Eggplant Middle Eastern Dip)

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 15:12

Baba Ganoush Recipe is a quick and simple way to make dips for parties.  It is a popular middle eastern dish made from smoked eggplants and mish mashed with olive oil and seasonings. The Baba Ganoush is most often eaten as a dip with khubz or pita bread, and is sometimes added to other dishes ...

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