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

Healthy Lauki Kofta Curry Recipe | Non Fried Bottle Gourd Kofta Curry | Dhoodi 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 Rava Dosa Recipe With Oats - Finger Millet & Oats Dosa Recipe

Thursday, 21 August 2008 14:52

Ragi Rava Dosa Recipe With Oats 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 ...

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.This Khow Suey recipe 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 ...

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 With Red Cabbage/ Purple Cabbage

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 saucepan, 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. Here are ...

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 ...

Published in Puri Recipes

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 | Vegetable Dum Biryani

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 ...

Published in Biryani Recipes

Aloo Paratha Recipe - Healthy North Indian Breakfast

Tuesday, 27 May 2008 15:43

Aloo Paratha Recipe is a classic Spiced Indian Potato paratha 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 is a staple breakfast ...

Published in Paratha Recipes

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 ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

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. ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

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 and this Batata Nu Shaak is an absolute favorite ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

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 ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

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 ...

Published in Sambar Recipes

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 ...

Published in Sambar Recipes
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