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I am a home chef and the owner of Archana's Kitchen (www.archanaskitchen.com). Apart from from being a Food Writer I am Author, Food Consultant, Food Photographer and a Culinary Trainer.

My website has eclectic vegetarian healthy recipes, that I passionately cook, photographs and write. I also own a you tube channel (http://www.youtube.com/archanaskitchen) where my video recipes are constantly updated. The channel also has recorded cooking class videos that was broadcast live.

In the past year I have become a Marketing Consultant for various high end kitchen equipment's like KitchenAid®, Smeg Ovens, Rommelsbacher and many more for the authorized distributors of India.

I now also now wear the hat of a Food Consultant where I help in the research and development of health foods and new product launches. I provide my services in crafting recipes and conducts video training sessions whenever the client and staff needs. 

With my vast culinary expertise in the various regional cuisines of India and eclectic cuisines around the world I have bagged a few projects in menu creation and re-engineering, that will follow with video training sessions.

My ambitions does not stop here, I dream to set up a high end cooking and yoga studio and a club where many cooking and food enthusiasts can come together and to learn, create and become well informed about healthy living and food habits.

Below are a list of links to my website, various media and publications where I have been featured.

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#MoonsoonDinners Soups like the Pea and Spring Onion Soup make a perfect for a busy weeknight comfort meal along with a Bruschetta or a Garlic Bread. Recipe by Hina of Fun, FOOD & Frolic​.
http://www.archanaskitchen.com/recipes/world-recipes/appetizers-and-sides/soup-recipes/2191-pea-and-spring-onion-soup-recipe
Pea and Spring Onion Soup Recipe is medley of flavorful greens, aromatic spring greens sautéed and simmered with fresh peas in flavorful vegetable stock create hearty bowl of soup, which in true sense is comfort meal. Recipe is curated in a manner to keep the calorie count low and make soup wholesome healthy choice for you daily menu.
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#Recipeoftheday is Steamed Cauliflower Stir fry that is packed with flavors from cumin and is nutritious and healthy. Try steaming your vegetables, and have it with just salt, black pepper and lemons, it will give your palate a refreshing taste from masalas.
http://www.archanaskitchen.com/recipes/indian/main-course/main-course-dry-vegetable-recipes/1797-steamed-cauliflower-curry-recipe-healthy-stir-fry
The Steamed Cauliflower Curry Recipe is a simple, healthy recipe that you can make for dinners or lunches in a matter of minutes. As a child, I grew up eating vegetables that are steamed with just enough salt and pepper and a tadka, so give it subtle flavors. And over time, this is what I grew to love. The simplicity of food, with subtle spices, brings out the flavors and the texture of the cauliflower curry. You can experiment with different spi...
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and packing it with proteins like eggs gives us the added energy. If you like eggs, then you must try the Indian Style Masala Frittata along along with toast and a glass of fresh juice.
http://www.archanaskitchen.com/recipes/world-recipes/smoothies-sandwiches-wraps/healthy-breakfast-recipes/2081-spicy-indian-style-masala-frittata-recipe
Spicy Indian Style Masala Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish that is similar to an omelette but closer to a crust-less quiche. The recipe is spiked with Indian spices like Garam Masala and green chilies. Frittata is usually loaded with meat, sausages, cheese, vegetables and sometimes pasta too. A frittata is versatile dish open to the idea of including variety of seasonings and vegetables. Indian Style Masala Frittata can be a wholesome breakf...
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#DiabeticFriendlyRecipes A wholesome and nutritious dal that is made from super foods "Bitter Gourd" and "Bottle Gourd". Its simple, quick and is best had along with warm steamed rice. Recipe by Chandrima of Not out of the box​ http://www.archanaskitchen.com/recipes/indian/main-course/main-course-dal-kadhi-curry-recipe/2108-bengali-style-lau-die-tetor-dal-yellow-moong-dal-with-bitter-gourd-bottle-gourd
Lau die Tetor Dal is a traditional Bengali dal recipe usually made during the summer season. This dal recipe great way to include bottle gourd and bitter gourd your diet. Lau die Tetor Dal is a very healthy and light dal made without onion and garlic but is flavored with chilies, ginger and mustard oil. Serve Bengali Style Lau die Tetor Dal with steamed rice or Phulka for a delicious Bengali style lunch. Did you know: Bitter gourd contains cer...
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Here is a great afterschool snack that you can give your kids this mango season @haathitime - http://goo.gl/rtjD24
The Banana and Mango Smoothie Recipe is simple and wholesome smoothie and when the mangoes are in season, it becomes a perfect time to indulge in cold, refreshing breakfasts that don’t take time to prepare. Get the goodness of seasonal fruits, along with yogurt with its plenty gut-friendly bacteria and cooling properties to set you off on the right note to begin your day. You can bulk up the smoothie and give extra fibre by adding in rolled oats...
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It's been a wonderful month and I have been juicing every day of the week with my new Juicer. And this was the very first juice that I made. Its simply delicious.
http://www.archanaskitchen.com/recipes/world-recipes/smoothies-sandwiches-wraps/drinks-beverages-smoothie-recipes/2062-watermelon-carrot-radish-juice-recipe
Watermelon Carrot Radish Juice Recipe is a juice that is packed with the goodness of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. The addition of radish and carrot ups the nutrition content of this juice making it healthy and nourishing as well. Serve this juice in the morning along with your breakfast to give your day a refreshing start.
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#AfterSchoolSnacks Children love variety and our job is to make a variety that helps them with adequate nutrition for their growth. Try this recipe for the children's evening snack today. Recipe courtesy Anupama of Easybitesonline.com​ http://www.archanaskitchen.com/recipes/world-recipes/world-food/vegetarian-mexican-recipes/2152-bean-spinach-and-corn-quesadilla-recipe
The Bean Spinach And Corn Quesadilla Recipe makes a quick satisfying, protein and fiber rich meal that you can get ready within 30 minutes. And that Tex-Mex for you! Call in the beans, the tortillas and the rest. Make your meal planning simple. I had a can of red kidney beans in spicy sauce, ready to go or you can make your own refried beans and use it in this Quesadilla. Spinach and sweet corn being so quick to cook, the decision was made. You...
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Love Muffins, then give these Cranberry Bran Muffins a try along with your afternoon chai or even for a snack for kids. @my_foodstory http://www.archanaskitchen.com/recipes/desserts/2125-banana-and-cranberry-bran-muffins-recipe
The Banana and Cranberry Bran Muffins Recipe are a great source of fiber and a wholesome snack. This muffin recipe is perfect for weight watchers, diabetic and can even make a healthy snack for kids lunchboxes. It uses only a tablespoon of butter and has no artificial sweeteners, along with the goodness of bran and whole wheat flour making it healthy and diabetic friendly as well.
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#DinnerIdeas Try this one dish Methi Matar Pulao for dinner and serve it along with a classic tomato cucumber onion raita. http://goo.gl/3Jdtxz
The Methi Matar Pulao Recipe is a simple, healthy preparation of cooked rice, mixed and spiced up with methi leaves and spices. I moist often like to use sambar powder and cardamom powder as the main ingredients to make the methi rice, but you can use a combination of spices and experiment to suit your taste. The addition of coconut milk and spices brings out rich and delicious flavors to the rice. The Methi Matar Pulao makes a great lunch box me...
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What's your dinner tonight? Try the classic Paneer Butter Masala along with hot phulkas and a cucumber salad. Recipe by Hina of Fun, FOOD & Frolic​ http://www.archanaskitchen.com/recipes/indian/main-course/main-course-vegetable-gravy-recipes/2048-paneer-butter-masala-recipe
Paneer Butter Masala is a classic all time favorite dish of the North Indian Cuisine. In this recipe the Paneer, the Indian Cottage cheese is simmer in creamy tomato based gravy. Paneer Butter Masala is one of the most popular vegetarian dish in the menu of restaurants in the Northern province. Serve the Paneer Butter Masala along with a favorite Indian Bread, Jeera Pulao, Papad and Raita to me a complete dinner for your family.
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Tried Aloo Gobi? Now you must try this Aloo Broccoli Sabzi by @2notoutofthebox - http://goo.gl/H1sdRJ
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Roasted Eggplant in Peanut Curry was a dish that came out of the peanut dipping sauce that I had made a few years back. To give a spice notch up to this curry I added the off the shelf schezwan sauce and the result was absolutely delicious.

-> http://www.archanaskitchen.com/recipes/world-recipes/world-food/vegetarian-asian-chinese-thai-japanese-recipes/1282-roasted-eggplant-in-peanut-curry-spiced-with-schezwan-sauce
Roasted Eggplant in Peanut Curry was a dish that came out of the peanut satay sauce that I had made a few years back. To give a spice notch up to this curry I added the off the shelf schezwan sauce and the result was absolutely delicious. Served it with vegetarian hakka noddles and my family loved it.
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