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

Yeruvalli Kuzhambu Recipe | Iru Puli Kuzhambu | Tangy Coconut Curry

Tuesday, 18 March 2008 22:46

The Yeruvalli Kuzhambu Recipe also known as Iru Puli Kuzhambu is a very popular dish among the Tamil Brahmin and Kerala Tamil Brahmin 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 ...

Published in Kuzhambu Recipes

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 ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

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 ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

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 ...

Published in Pancake Recipes

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 ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Gobi Manchurian Recipe

Wednesday, 05 March 2008 15:02

Gobi Manchurian is a very popular Indian Chinese (also known as Indo-Chinese) dish. In this recipe the cauliflower florets also known as Gobi in India is deep fried and tossed in a spicy sweet and sour Indian Chinese sauce. This recipe is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Beetroot Rice Recipe - Beetroot Pulao

Sunday, 02 March 2008 16:31

The Beetroot Rice Recipe is a super simple, quick to cook and delicious recipe that can go into your lunch box or the kids. Beetroot is one for those few vegetables which give the rice a nutty flavour and subtle sweetness. I love to spice up the beetroot rice with some sambar powder, cardamom powder, ...

Published in Pulao Recipes

Matar Paneer Recipe - Paneer in Peas Gravy

Tuesday, 26 February 2008 22:00

Matar Paneer Recipe is an all time favorite North Indian dish. The combination of peas, tomatoes and paneer gives this dish a subtle sweetness which enhances the taste of this flavored dish. The recipe works perfectly well with frozen peas which is tossed in butter. Serve the Matar Paneer along with ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Aloo Parwal Sabzi Recipe (A Classic Bengali Dish)

Monday, 25 February 2008 13:00

Aloo Parwal Ki Sabzi is a typical dish from Calcutta. Parwal also known as Potol in Bengal and Orissa is very popular among the Bengali Cuisine. It is super nutritious vegetable and is rich in minerals and vitamins. The vegetable looks like tiny cucumbers, with tapering ends and it has faint, lighter ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Gujarati Dal Recipe - Sweet Tangy and Spicy Dal

Monday, 18 February 2008 13:46

Gujarati Dal Recipe is a sweet, tangy and spicy staple dish of every Gujarati home that is made from pigeon pea lentils also known as toor dal. One of the ways we savor the Gujarati Dal at home is to have it over a hot bowl of rice topped with ghee and a green vegetable by the side. Dal is full of proteins ...

Published in Dal Recipes

Baked Potato Thyme Rolls Recipe

Sunday, 17 February 2008 14:49

The Baked Potato Thyme Rolls is a delicious appetiser made from boiled and mashed potatoes that are flavoured with herbs like thyme. These baked thyme potatoes taste delicious when served with a spicy Tomato Chilli Garlic Asian Dip. You can add any other herb of your choice like coriander, mint, basil, ...

Moong Dal Chilla Recipe (Spiced Lentil Crepes)

Saturday, 16 February 2008 15:35

Moong Dal Chilla Recipe is popularly called poodlas, are protein packed crepes that are seasoned with green chillies, thinly sliced onions and coriander leaves along with choice of vegetables make a wholesome breakfast or a light dinner. At home, I use a variety of vegetables like fenugreek leaves ...

Thakkali Rasam Recipe - South Indian Tomato Rasam

Friday, 15 February 2008 09:40

The Thakali Rasam Recipe is a traditional and a staple dish of the South India. This Tomato Rasam recipe is simple to make and makes a perfect dish to have along with rice or even as a soup for the winter nights.  The base of the rasam made with a combination of tomato and tamarind, seasoned with ...

Published in Rasam Recipes

Paneer Makhani Recipe-Restaurant Style Recipe

Wednesday, 13 February 2008 10:30

The Paneer Makhani Recipe is an all time favorite north Indian dish that is cooked in a rich tomato based gravy. The subtle blend of spices like cardamom, dried fenugreek leaves and the cream adds to the richness and flavor to the Makhani recipe.  Serve the Paneer Makhani with an Indian bread of ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe - Rajma Chawal/Spiced Red Kidney Beans Curry

Friday, 08 February 2008 14:35

The Punjabi Rajma Masala also known as the North Indian Red Kidney Beans Curry is a very famous recipe from the North India. Rajma Masala popularly known as Rajma Chawal is considered as a comfort food in a Punjabi home. This makes a one dish meal, when the Rajma Masala is served along with steamed hot ...

Published in Dal Recipes

Homemade Butter Naan Recipe - Soft Yogurt Bread

Friday, 08 February 2008 14:12

The Homemade Butter Naan recipe is simple to make in your own kitchen. Naan is an Indian bread which is on every restaurant menu. It is a rich Indian bread that goes well with most Indian gravies. Everyone loves the soft texture of a good Butter naan. It is a hit among everyone.  This Naan recipe ...

Published in Naan Recipes

Grilled Mushroom Sandwich Recipe With Herbs

Thursday, 31 January 2008 14:54

The Grilled Mushrooms Sandwich recipe is a simple and quick recipe that can be made for a breakfast, a brunch or supper or even packed for a school lunch box. The finely chopped mushrooms spiced up with green chillies, coriander leaves makes a filling and healthy weekend breakfast or snack/lunch ...

Published in Sandwich Recipes

Sakkarai Pongal Recipe (Sweetened Rice And Jaggery Pudding Recipe)

Thursday, 24 January 2008 15:32

Sakkarai Pongal Recipe is a traditional South Indian pudding made of rice sweetened with jaggery. It has a porridge-like consistency, mildly flavored with cardamom. Sakkarai Pongal is most often made along with Ven Pongal for the festival of Pongal, celebrated to mark the beginning of the harvest season ...

Ven Pongal Recipe - South Indian Rice And Lentil Pudding

Thursday, 24 January 2008 15:18

Ven Pongal Recipe is a very traditional breakfast or tiffin dish in South India. Pongal festival is celebrated as the harvest festival and is spread over four days. Pongal in Tamil means something that is overflowing. The act of boiling over of milk in the clay pot is considered to denote future prosperity ...

Published in Pongal Recipes

Homemade Pani Puri Recipe -Calcutta Style Puchka Recipe

Thursday, 17 January 2008 14:48

Calcutta Style Puchkas also known as Pani Puri and Golgappa is a simple and delicious recipe to make at home. This recipe is inspired from the streets of Calcutta. These Pani Puri or Puchka as they are called in Calcutta are the best street food you can have in India on a hot summer day, a rainy day, ...

Published in Indian Snack Recipes

Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi Recipe

Wednesday, 16 January 2008 15:04

Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi recipe is really delicious and a healthy preparation of bottle gourd that tastes great with phulkas. The Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi is simple to make and is made with the most basic ingredients, adding to the flavours and taste.  Serve the Lauki Tamatar Ki Sabzi along with Phulkas ...

Published in Sabzi Recipes

Spinach Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe

Saturday, 12 January 2008 22:58

Spinach Paneer Koftas are extremely delicious easy to make dish at home. The pan fried spinach with stuffed paneer brings out the individual taste of each of the ingredients and makes it healthy too. The makhani gravy has a slight touch of sweetness from honey, which enhances the taste of the makhani ...

Published in Kofta Recipes

Vegetarian Mexican Quesadilla Recipe

Friday, 11 January 2008 23:24

Vegetarian Mexican Quesadillas Recipe is made from healthy and low fat ingredients making it delicious one dish meal. Most times, to make it quick, if I don’t have tortillas at home, I use up old roti’s (thin flat indian bread) and make quesadillas out of them for my children. They simply love ...

Published in Mexican Recipes

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 ...

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