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

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. The tomatoes are roasted along with  baby onions and green chillies and then ground into a chutney. The Tomato Onion Chutney Recipe makes a perfect side dish recipe ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Tamil Nadu Style Coconut Chutney Recipe - For Idli And Dosa

Wednesday, 26 December 2007 21:49

The Tamil Nadu Coconut Chutney Recipe is made from fresh coconut which is ground along with green chilies and ginger and then tossed along with a dash of Lemon or Yogurt that makes it tangy and opens up your palates. This chutney is very simple to make and a very popular accompaniment for all the ...

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. Idli is all time South Indian breakfast dish that is savoured 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. It is made from ragi seeds soaked along with idli rice and ground along with soaked urad dal. The idli dosa batter made from fresh ragi seeds, makes it absolutely delicious and can be used to make both idli's and dosas. This ...

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, 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 Spinach Rice ...

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. ...

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 and 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. A lot of hard work goes into making them ...

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 ...

     
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