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

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

Vaghareli Rotli Recipe - Roti Ka Poha

Monday, 24 November 2008 14:59

Vaghareli Rotli or Roti Ka Poha is a crispy masala roti that is seasoned with asafoetida, red chillies and curry leaves, that makes a perfect breakfast or a tea time snack. If ever you have left over Phulka's, Puris, Chapati, Tawa Paratha or even thepla, tear them all up and toss it on the pan until ...

Published in Poha Recipes

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 ...

Published in Kofta Recipes

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 ...

Published in Kofta Recipes

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 ...

Published in Dosa Recipes

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 ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

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 ...

Published in Paratha Recipes

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 ...

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 ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

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 ...

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