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

Classic Homemade Hummus Recipe With Lemon And Coriander

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 14:52

The Classic Homemade Hummus Recipe is super simple to make right in your own kitchen. It is a nutritious dip that can be used as a spread. It is made from cooked chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.  Hummus is a popular food in various local forms throughout ...

Vegetarian Burmese Khow Suey

Monday, 14 July 2008 15:51

Vegetarian Burmese Khow Suey is a delectable one pot meal which has noodles and crisp vegetables in a tangy coconut milk curry.The Khow Suey is a Burmese dish in its vegetarian version. The recipe is so versatile that it can be twisted and turned to suits various palates. The crisp vegetables and ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Dahi Batata Puri Chaat Recipe - Classic Indian Tea Time Snack

Monday, 14 July 2008 15:19

The Dahi Batata Puri Chaat Recipe is a favorite street food specialty and is daily simple to make if you have all the ingredients ready. This batata puri chaat is a favourite street food of Mumbai, so much so that it has spread all over India and every chaat wala “Street Food Vendor” has his ...

Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice

Monday, 14 July 2008 14:10

The Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe is a classic Asian flavored rice, that goes well with curries and many other sichuan style dishes. The julienned vegetables stir fried on high heat are mixed with cooked rice and flavored with spices to make the chinese fried rice recipe. Chinese typically use ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Homemade Paneer Recipe

Wednesday, 09 July 2008 14:26

Homemade Paneer Recipe is a simple dish to make at home. All you need is a heavy sauce pan, milk, lemon and a fine mesh strainer. Why buy paneer from the markets when you can make it right in your own kitchen.  Paneer us an all time favorite cheese in India is used in ever so many dishes. Be it ...

Coal Smoking Method For Tandoori Recipes - Smoke Food Using Charcoal

Wednesday, 18 June 2008 14:33

Smoking food at home, using hot charcoal is a super easy method to achieve the tandoori effect right in your own kitchen. This method lends that smoky flavour usually obtained by cooking in a tandoor, with as little as a piece of coal. Using this technique of coal smoking, you will get the taste and ...

Bhatura Recipe (Fried Puffed Yogurt Bread)

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 09:13

Bhatura is a traditional North Indian Punjabi classic bread savored with Chola Masala - together called as "Chola Bhatura". The Bhatura is a spongy deep fried bread is made my combining flour along with yogurt and yeast that is made to ferment so that it gets that little sour taste from the ...

Menthia Keerai Paruppu Usili Recipe - Steamed Lentil Crumbled With Fenugreek Leaves

Saturday, 07 June 2008 17:16

Menthia Keerai Paruppu Usili Recipe is a traditional South Indian dish which is a combination of steamed crumbled lentils combined with finely chopped steamed beans or sautéed fenugreek leaves or carrots or capsicum or vazhaipoo (banana flower). The steamed lentils are stirred in with vegetables ...

Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Saturday, 07 June 2008 15:23

Hyderabadi Biryani is a traditional celebration meal made using meat and rice and is a staple of Hyderabadi cuisine. This recipe was shared to me by a Muslim friend who makes the most awesome Biryani that I have tasted. The recipe of Hyderabadi Biryani has a few stages to making it. I make it in many ...

Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe - Spiced Indian Potato Flatbread

Tuesday, 27 May 2008 15:43

Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe is a classic Spiced Indian Potato Flatbread  made from boiled potatoes flavored with onions, green chillies, coriander.Traditionally these parathas are cooked in ghee and had with a dollop of butter. The addition of Ghee makes these parathas crispy and delicious. It ...

Paneer Satay Recipe

Monday, 26 May 2008 15:10

The Paneer Satay Recipe is a classic vegetarian recipe, of Paneer which makes a perfect appetizer for parties or even a tea time snack. The subtle blend of spices of garlic and ginger brings out the flavor of the paneer satay. What more it uses much less oil and makes it healthy as well. Satay ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Ginger Walnut Chutney

Wednesday, 07 May 2008 19:47

Ginger Walnut Chutney is an amazing combination of ginger with walnuts, that is simply delicious. If you are looking for perfect tangy spicy chutney, the Ginger Walnut Chutney recipe is the one. Savor it with Idli's, Dosas, Dhokla's, spread it over a bread, a roll or just mix it with ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Khatti Meethi Tindora Sabzi Recipe - Gujarati Tindora Nu Shaak

Wednesday, 07 May 2008 14:09

Tindora Nu Shaak or Khatti Meethi Tindora Recipe is a very simple and quick dish that is very native to India. Each region of India calls is by names like Dondaikkai, Kovakkai, Tinda, Tendly or Tindora. With such a variety, each home has a way of making it too. There are multiple ways we can make ...

Vegetarian Mexican Tacos Recipe With Baked Beans, Peppers and Salad

Tuesday, 15 April 2008 15:35

Vegetarian Mexican Tacos is a very popular Mexican dish, that has the crisp tacos filled with salads, beans and topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream. The stuffing for these Taco shells is so varied that recipes are evolved according to palates. In Mexico you will find that tacos are of the soft ...

Published in Mexican Recipes

Cabbage Onion Vada Recipe

Thursday, 10 April 2008 14:30

Cabbage Onion Vada is a recipe is made from urad dal, flavored with chopped cabbage, green chillies and onions and fried with a little oil . These vadas are exceptionally tasty and healthy as well. Making them in  Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan eliminates the hassles of getting the right shape for a Vada. ...

Batata nu Shaak Recipe - Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi

Thursday, 10 April 2008 14:01

Batata Nu Shaak or Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi is a simple and delicious recipe made with potatoes that are simmered in a tangy tomato gravy spiced with cinnamon and coriander. Potatoes are a staple food in every Gujarati home and many other regional homes of India. Not only do the Gujaratis love potatoes ...

Dahi Bhindi Recipe - Okra in Yogurt Curry with Caramelized Onions

Tuesday, 25 March 2008 13:20

Dahi Bhindi Recipe is a simple and delicious dish that is made from fresh yogurt, combined with gram flour, spices, and roasted bhindi, also known as okra. The addition of caramelized onions and roasted bhindi in spiced yogurt is a delight to the palate. Serve the Dahi Bhindi along with Phulka Recipe ...

Beetroot Sambar Recipe - Tangy Beetroot Lentil Curry

Wednesday, 19 March 2008 16:26

Beetroot Sambar Recipe is a very traditional South Indian lentil curry made from beetroots that is cooked with tangy tamarind and flavored with homemade sambar powder. My father used to make the beetroot sambar almost every Sunday along with potato roast and it continues to be my all time ...

Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe-South Indian Curry Powder

Wednesday, 19 March 2008 16:26

The Homemade Sambar Powder is the most basic and important ingredient in making “Sambar”. This spiced powder is made with a blend of roasted coriander seeds, toor dal, chana dal, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and few more which adds to this unique taste and exemplifies the taste sambar.  Each ...

Yeruvalli Kuzhambu Recipe (Tangy Coconut Curry with Vegetables)

Tuesday, 18 March 2008 22:46

The Yeruvalli Kuzhambu Recipe is a very popular dish among the Tamil Brahmin and Kerala community. This Kuzhambu recipe is made from freshly grated coconut, roasted fenugreek seeds, dried red chillies and cooked along with tamarind to make it a spicy curry. A variety of vegetables can be used for the ...

Aloo Vada Recipe - Batata Vada (Deep Fried Potato Patties)

Thursday, 13 March 2008 21:30

Batata Vada also popularly known as Aloo Vada is a delectable potato pattie that is much savored during the Indian monsoons and is also a popular Indian street food favorite. In the recipe of Batata vada the boiled potatoes are spiced with green chillies and onions, then coated in a gram flour batter ...

Dahi Vada Recipe - Lentil Dumplings in a Sweet and Spicy Yogurt

Wednesday, 12 March 2008 16:09

Dahi Vada’s are a delicious preparation, lentil dumplings dipped in a sweet and savory yogurt and had along with chaat masala, Dhania Pudina Ki Chutney and Khajur Imli ki Chutney. After having tasted recipes made by families and friends from various regions around India, I finally arrived ...

Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe With Banana, Honey And Nuts

Saturday, 08 March 2008 16:15

The Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe along with bananas can make a very quick healthy and wholesome breakfast. The goodness of whole wheat, coupled with almond powder and eggs makes the pancakes filling and nutritious. Serve the Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe with bananas drizzled with honey or any other ...

Kadai Paneer Recipe - Spiced Cottage Cheese With Green Bell Peppers

Thursday, 06 March 2008 02:40

Kadai Paneer Recipe is a delicious North Indian dish that is made from fresh homemade paneer and sauteed with Green Bell Peppers and dried fenugreek leaves. Cardamom is crushed and added to this Curry, which gives it a nice taste and flavour. When you have the Paneer, all you need are a few ...

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