When KitchenAid India sent me their food processor to try out, it was my first in the kitchen. I was expecting a bulky multi jar apparatus which probably took up the entire kitchen counter to keep, but out came a really sleek red processor which looked beautiful, and needed just enough corner space in the kitchen.
I knew I wanted to make the most of this mean machine, and it all started with chopping a ton of onions. But then I started experimenting and realized the kind of stuff that this food processor could do! And it was a no brainer that I decided to make a list and share the wonders of the KitchenAid Food Processor with you! One blade and 5 exciting ways to use your food processor in an Indian kitchen:
Churning butter may be a good upper arm exercise but I’m not a big fan of aching arms and staring longingly at the cream hoping it would turn into butter. But bring in the food processor and this tedious chore is tackled in under 2 minutes. Just place the cream into the KitchenAid Food Processor, and it magically turns into butter in exactly 1 minute and 30 seconds.
This is definitely my favorite way to use the food processor. The first time I tried it I wasn’t too sure this would work. Once again, bid aching arms goodbye and see the food processor turning atta or whole wheat flour into a soft, smooth and supple dough for chapatis, parathas and kulchas in minutes. Place 2 cups atta and any add-ons (salt, spices etc) in the food processor and pulse for 10 seconds to mix everything. Now switch on the processor at Speed #1 and slowly pour in a cup of water down the chute. The flour will start resembling crumbs and as it soaks up water, it’ll form into a ball of dough. I used the regular chopping blades to do this, but the KitchenAid Food Processor comes with a dough blade which is perfect for this.
GRINDING MEAT & MAKING KEBABS
Personally, I hate buying ground meat from the butcher shop, simply because I’m not too sure if it’s cleaned well. I’ve always wanted to pick up a meat grinder, but umm my kitchen won’t hold up to one more gadget. This multi-purpose food processor is strong enough to make mince out of chunks of lamb and so easy to use that I just dump all the ingredients for a mutton kofta or kebab and let the KitchenAid Food Processor do its job!
I know how much we Indians love our chutneys, so it’s a no-brainer that the next time you want to make chutney, don’t even bother with the mixie and just dump everything in the food processor. Slowly pour in water or liquid as required down the chute and you’ll have the most delicious, chunky chutney of your life. The only issue I faced while making chutney was the quantity. The KitchenAid Food Processor easily converts into a 14 cup or 7 cup as required, but I wish there was a 3 cup converter. Smaller quantities don’t work, so you’ll have to make a big batch if you are making chutney.
This is the most obvious way to use your food processor but I couldn’t leave this one out. Everytime I make a curry, I feel like I’m chopping up copious amounts of onions and tomatoes. Between wiping away my tears and trying not to cut my hand, it’s not my favorite job in the work. Come in food processor and I always have chopped veggies in a jiffy.
Are there other ways you use your food processor? I’d love to find out! Leave us a comment and welcome to the food processor loving family 🙂