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

Methi Khakhra Recipe - Gujarati Savory Crispy Flat Bread

Thursday, 13 December 2007 22:27

The Gujarati Khakhra 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 Khakhra ...

Homemade Pav Bhaji Recipe - Delicious Mumbai Style Street Food

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  potatoes and vegetables, simmered in butter and some spices and is served with buttered pav buns. The pav bhaji masala is a special masala that is used in this recipe is readily available in the ...

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 Raita for a weeknight dinner or even parties. Look at our other similar recipes: Garlic Chickpeas And ...

Tawa Paratha Recipe - Plain Paratha

Wednesday, 05 December 2007 15:24

Plain Parathas also known as Tawa Paratha are crisper and flakier version of phulka's and are traditionally cooked in ghee on an iron skillet. Being relatively quick to make; the Parathas are a good substitute for Naans or Tandoori Rotis. The Parathas can be made circular, triangular or square in shape ...

Cabbage Paneer Paratha Recipe

Monday, 03 December 2007 21:12

Cabbage Paneer Paratha Recipe is made from whole wheat flour dough stuffed with finely chopped cabbage and freshly made paneer, spiced up with green chillies, coriander leaves and cumin powder, makes this paneer paratha healthy and delicious. The Paneer Paratha can make a meal in itself and served with ...

Vegetable Bajji Recipe - Pakora/Fritters

Monday, 03 December 2007 16:11

Bajji or Pakoras are fried gram flour vegetable fritter where the raw vegetables dipped in a spiced gram flour batter and deep fried until golden brown. The bajji can be made with any vegetable. Although the favorites vegetables are thinly sliced raw green plantain, thinly sliced potatoes, thinly sliced ...

Oatmeal Dosa Recipe - Healthy Instant Oats Dosa Recipe

Monday, 03 December 2007 15:48

Oatmeal Dosa recipe is a super simple and quick preparation of this savoury dosa. The quick cooking oats are combined along with whole wheat flour and spiced with green chillies and ginger and flavoured with a bountiful of coriander leaves. The result is an absolutely delicious packed with flavour and ...

Smoked Dal Makhani Dhaba Style Recipe

Saturday, 01 December 2007 22:48

The Dal Makhani Recipe is a deliciously flavoured lentil curry that is also popularly known as the Punjabi ‘dhaba’ dal. This dal makhani is made with black whole urad dal and rajma, flavoured with subtle Indian spices and simmered with cream and butter. It is said that the longer the dal ...

Aloo Tikki Recipe - Spicy Potato Patties or Cutlets

Friday, 30 November 2007 23:27

The Aloo Tikkis also known as cutlets or patties are made from boiled potatoes, combined with green peas and spiced up with green chillies and flavored with coriander. The aloo tikki's are typically pan fried with oil or even deep fried in some places. But in this recipe, I am going to show to how ...

Chole Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe - An Indian Street Food Snack

Friday, 30 November 2007 23:19

The Chole Aloo Tikki Chaat is a simple recipe of the popular street food of India. The aromatic taste emanating from the chola, the chutneys and the pungent onion, along with that crispy sev on the top makes it an all time favorite Indian street chaat. Serve this delicious Chole Aloo Tikki Chaat ...

Phulka Recipe (Roti/Chapati) - Puffed Indian Bread

Friday, 30 November 2007 06:07

Phulkas also known as Roti or Chapati in some regions are a whole wheat soft and thin puffed flat bread. The phulka is a daily bread for many regional Indian cuisines. It is not only rich in the nutrients and fibers, that whole wheat brings along with it, but also low in fat and very light on the stomach. Traditionally ...

Mooli Raita Recipe (Spiced Yogurt Salad with Radish)

Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:30

The Radish or (Mooli) Raita is a high mineral and energy dish that can be is eaten in its raw form. Radish has found its way into many cuisines around the world in terms or salad, coulis, pickles, sambar, stew, chutney or even raita's. The Mooli Raita is a refreshing change to the regular raita's, that ...

Published in Indian Raita Recipes

Vegetable Rava Upma Recipe

Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:10

Vegetable Rava Upma is a traditional south Indian breakfast dish that is made from semolina and cooked along with vegetables and seasonings.This dish is popularly called as KharaBhath in Karnataka. At home we love to serve it along with a hot cup of freshly brewed filter coffee to make a complete breakfast ...

Carrot Poriyal Recipe - Steamed Carrot Stir Fry

Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:04

Carrot Poriyal Recipe is a simple, quick stir fry that is packed with the nutrition and taste. This vegetable is a very traditional way of how South Indian's prepare the carrot vegetable to be served as a side dish. A dry vegetable among the South Indian Brahmin community is called a curry. It is steamed ...

Bhel Puri Recipe - An Indian Street Food & Tea Time Snack

Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:17

Mumbai Style Bhel Puri recipe is a simple and fast snack made from puffed rice combined with a variety of raw salad ingredients. Bhel Puri is most often made with just basic ingredients like tomatoes, potatoes, cucumber, onions, some chutneys, sev and papdi. Puffed Rice is also called as mumra or moodi ...

Dabeli Recipe - Pav Buns With Spicy Mashed Potatoes, Pomegranates & Sev

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:26

Dabeli is India’s answer to the western burger that is popularly sold on the streets of Gujarat. The pav buns are stuffed with a sweet and spicy potato mixture topped with onions, pomegranate, and fresh Lehsun Chutney and Sev. These Dabeli are cooked along with Nutralite Classic Spread and Nutralite ...

Homemade Vada Pav Recipe With Aloo Vada

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:49

Vada Pav is a famous street food in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Walk through the streets of Mumbai and you will find Vada Pavs in every nook and corner of the city. You will also find people from all over India relishing this lip smacking delicacy when they visit Mumbai. The lip-smacking vegetarian Vada ...

Kerala Style Avial Recipe - Onam Sadya Recipe

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 16:08

The Avial Recipe is a traditional dish of the Kerala Cuisine that is made with a combination of root vegetables along with ash gourd and coconut. The flavors of the Avial comes from the use of coconut oil and curry leaves that make an important addition to this dish. The recipe is ...

Punjabi Chana Masala Recipe-North Indian Chole Masala

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 15:05

The Punjabi Chana Masala recipe is a famous North Indian dish that is served along with Bhaturas or Puris. The Chola or Chickpeas are simmered in spiced ginger and tomato gravy. The combination of black salt, garam masala, and dry mango powder enhance the taste of the Chola masala. The Punjabi ...

Aloo Poha Recipe (Batata Poha)

Thursday, 22 November 2007 22:48

Aloo Poha also known as the Batata Poha brings with it delicious tastes and textures of sweetness, sourness, softness and crunchiness. It is made tangy and spicy from green chillies and lemon juice along with boiled potatoes that further enhances the texture. When serving the Aloo Poha, sprinkle Chevdo ...

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe - Stir Fried Beetroot

Thursday, 22 November 2007 16:04

The Beetroot Poriyal Recipe also known as Beetroot Curry is a delicious and healthy preparation of the beetroot vegetable. In this recipe, the beetroot is steamed and seasoned with mustard leaves, curry leaves, asafoetida and coconut. Sometimes we add finely chopped onions as well to give it an added ...

Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe - Khajur Imli Chutney

Wednesday, 21 November 2007 16:20

Khajur Imli Ki Chutney or the Date Tamarind Chutney is a sweet and sour tangy chutney made from dates tamarind and jaggery. The Khajur Imli Ki Chutney recipe is an essential component in Chaats like Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, Samosa and more. Spreading this chutney over chaats is an absolute must to ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Lahsun ki Chutney - Spicy Garlic Chutney

Wednesday, 21 November 2007 15:48

Garlic Chutney also known as Lahsun Ki Chutney is popularly used in Chaats, like Vada Pav, Chillas etc. Lahsun Ki Chutney recipe is also a staple among the villages of Rajasthan and Gujarat where they have it along with bajra ka rotla. The pungent aroma along with the lemon and red chillies brings ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes
     
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