I created this post – 5 Exciting Ways To Use A Food Processor In An Indian Kitchen for KitchenAid India, a brand I work with as their Culinary Council Member. I”ve been sent their products, and after trying them out, I love their range, which you can check out here.
Are there any gadget lovers in the house today? Hiiiiiiiiiii there!
I can safely say that over the last two years as food blogger I’ve converted to become a gadget lover and hoarder. But all along the food processor was something I always stayed away from, because you know space. Growing up, I’ve seen my mum struggling to fit a bulky food processor in the limited kitchen space that we had and failing miserably and I had no plans of going through that in my teeny tiny Bangalore kitchen. I own a small little Bajaj chopper and while it works, it’s now been relegated to the darker corners of my kitchen shelves because it always needs such large quantities of everything to do a good job. So when KitchenAid sent me their 14 cup food processor I was expecting a major space crunch.
Instead, out came a really sleek red processor which looked beautiful, and needed just enough corner space to not make a big difference. What a workhorse this machine is! I started by chopping a ton of onions for some mutton curry Denver was making one Sunday. And we kept experimenting till it became one of the most used appliances in the kitchen!
Ain’t that pretty? This KitchenAid Food Processor is exciting enough for me to dedicate an entire blog post to it, and go on and on for like ten thousand words. But before we jump into what you can really do with this machine (eye opener alert!), I have a confession to make. This 14 cup food processor, which can also convert into a 7 cup (how awesome is that!) in a jiffy, comes with it’s own set of attachments, which I have really never used. Because you know, lazy. And I just didn’t need to. The primary blade is such a workhorse that you can do pretty much everything with it. But I’m sure the other blades can do better. If you end up using this and figure those out, I would love some tips!
But seriously. I’m just going to jump in and tell you 5 exciting ways to use a food processor, particularly in our Indian kitchens!
1. Churn Homemade Butter
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.
Note: I used the primary chopping blades to do this, but the KitchenAid food processor comes with a dough blade which is perfect for this.
5. Chopping Vegetables
Are you a gadget freak and a food processor lover like me? If you don’t have one, I would really really love for you to find out the magic of owning one and giving your busy life a break.
And if you do, I want to know if there’s anything more exciting you do with it! Leave me a comment and let’s swap food processor tips and stories, because we are a little nuts like that.
See how this is turning into a food processor love affair?