From our grandmothers using a grinding stone, expending precious time, energy and effort manually for cooking, to these modern, technically superior mixer grinders that perform the mixing, blending and grinding functions in minutes, kitchen appliances have surely come a long way.
A mixer grinder is probably the most important machine in a modern kitchen, helping reduce manual work and saving time to allow faster cooking. From pureeing, mixing, grinding, mincing to chopping, the mixer grinder is designed for multiple tasks and gives a fine product without clear pieces. Generally, a mixer grinder has separate jars for wet grinding and dry grinding with some models also providing a separate jar for preparing chutney.
Here are 5 effective uses of mixer grinders in Indian kitchens
1. Idli/dosa batter
Today, Idlis and dosas have become pan Indian dishes and are not restricted only to the south of India. A good mixer grinder will make a fine paste of soaked urad dal and rice for you to make those fluffy, steamy idlis!
2. Masala powder
The masala is the most important ingredient of Indian cooking. A fresh, homemade masala makes all the difference between a good and a lip smacking dish. Most women prefer making the masala with fresh ingredients at home. Cloves, cardamom, Bay leaf, black pepper, cinnamon are the spices that are first roasted and then ground together in the kenstar mixer grinder to make a dry masala powder.
The easiest and quickest way to make purees is to blend them in the mixer grinder, whether you need to make a tomato puree for a sorbet, mince pumpkins, carrots, beets for soups or grind together ginger and garlic for a paste (Indian food is incomplete without ginger garlic paste).
Like ginger garlic paste, chutneys are a staple in Indian food. Dry or wet, chutneys add that dash of spice to a good meal. Keeping the importance of chutney in mind, many mixer grinder models have a separate chutney jar that is specially designed to make the best chutneys. For example, coconut chutney requires a good quality mixer with strong blades for a good mix and consistency.
5. Grinding sugar /oats /puffed rice
Grinding dry ingredients is another feature of a mixer grinder. From fine powdered sugar to finely ground roasted oats, puffed rice for use in healthy food recipes, a mixer grinder makes quick work of these otherwise time consuming tasks.
Kenstar is one of the most sought after home & kitchen appliance brand in India, offering international quality, innovative, technologically driven multi- category products. Kenstar Mixer Grinders can perform functions like wet grinding, dry grinding, chutney grinding, whipping, blending, mincing, grating and pureeing. These electric mixer grinders come equipped with many features including a powerful motor, space saving design, smart sensor technology that automatically switches off the machine in case of overload, oil seal for longer smooth functioning that improves motor life, flow breakers to enhance grinding performance, lid clip for hands free operations, cord winder for easy storage and many more.