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Old 28th June 2016, 14:51   #1651
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Thanks @bblost and @anupmathur. Will go with the electric chopper and the slicer as well
Just a tip, if you are going to chop 4 Kgs in one go , the onions will start to taste bitter as time progresses... to keep the bitterness at bay, sprinkle little sugar after each batch to keep the bitterness away.
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Just a tip, if you are going to chop 4 Kgs in one go , the onions will start to taste bitter as time progresses... to keep the bitterness at bay, sprinkle little sugar after each batch to keep the bitterness away.

Thanks for the tip! Hope everything goes well 🙃
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Folks, after 14 Years of relentless service, our ifb microwave has died off, and the ifb service engineer has concluded that it is beyond repair

While this unit was mw+convection+grill

Our usage is mostly basix and of microwave only

Hence the hunt for a good microwave solo unit has started

I in general have a bias towards japanese products and Panasonic is a good brand, but i know that in kitchen equipments Electrolux is also a name to reckon (i have incidently had the opportunity to visit thier r&d lab in Stockholm and can vouch for thier focus and dedication to the kitchen automation)

However, thats europe and japan, India altogether is a different story

Hence need to take views from the experts here

While, on the kitchen topic, please also share views on good brand-model for 4-burner cook top (not the hob type)
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MW shopping has always been and will remain simple it's either Samsung or Panasonic, period.

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Looking for some help from the Idli /dosa batter makers.

I want to churn nut butters at home (peanuts/almonds/cashews) etc.

I've been doing it with a SUJATA mixer grinder in the dry grinder.
The dry grinder gets really hot, the consistency is not to my liking and the Motor gets stressed.

A south Indian colleague recommended a Wet Grinder to me. The ones that use stones.
Can you guys/gals recommend the appropriate size and a reliable brand?

By my online searches, Preethi and Butterfly seem to be the original South Indian brands. There are also lots of copy cats now.

Thanks in advance.
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...I want to churn nut butters at home (peanuts/almonds/cashews) etc.

I've been doing it with a SUJATA mixer grinder in the dry grinder.
The dry grinder gets really hot, the consistency is not to my liking and the Motor gets stressed.

A south Indian colleague recommended a Wet Grinder to me. The ones that use stones.
Can you guys/gals recommend the appropriate size and a reliable brand? ...
Yup. Mixies don't 'grind' - they chop finely. Stone grinders are the way to go as they will enable the oils to come out easily - that's what matters for the 'butter'.

Almost all of the established brands are reliable, and have local service support in most parts of India. Before buying any brand, just check if they have a service center nearby convenient to you.
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Old 24th July 2016, 08:19   #1657
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on the kitchen topic, please also share views on good brand-model for 4-burner cook top (not the hob type)
Bought a SS 4 burner Sun flame cook top

http://www.sunflame.com/Steel_cooktop_large.php?id=4
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Old 15th August 2016, 20:24   #1658
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This weekend being long weekend and having no concrete plans to go out anywhere, thought of trying to bake something after having been inspired from you all.

Being health conscious and also not being allowed to buy bread from outside (because of some news about wrong additives being added and sold) , I decided to make whole wheat bread at home. I did not add wheat flour or sugar so that my mother who is a diabetic can also eat. Though the end product was not exactly how I had expected it to come (more of my fault for not shaping it properly) but the taste is good.

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Since its whole wheat, bread is more dense though.

Another recipe I tried was to make biscotti. This was something which I wanted to try as it was an easy one to make and does not take more than 2 hours(including baking time). Turned out to be successful again.

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All in all I could come out of HM's den with a big smile on my face rather than a sheepish one!
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... , I decided to make whole wheat bread at home. I did not add wheat flour or sugar ....

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Since its whole wheat, bread is more dense though.
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You've got me all confused!! Did you or did you not add wheat flour?
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You've got me all confused!! Did you or did you not add wheat flour?
My bad! I meant to say I did not add Maida! In my eagerness to post here, typed it wrongly. It was a whole wheat bread that I made and I used only wheat flour. Too late to correct it now.
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My bad! I meant to say I did not add Maida! In my eagerness to post here, typed it wrongly. It was a whole wheat bread that I made and I used only wheat flour. Too late to correct it now.
So it is purely Atta? By the way both atta and maida are whet flour!

Atta bread does not rise as much as maida so it will be quite dense.
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So it is purely Atta? By the way both atta and maida are whet flour!

Atta bread does not rise as much as maida so it will be quite dense.
Yes Aroy, it was pure atta bread. Yep I do know that both atta and maida are wheat flour only but pure atta is always better digested and hence good for health so though of making using that. I do understand that pure atta bread will not rise much and will be dense but thought of putting it across here for any one planning to make one.

I forgot to mention that I used yeast and little yogurt instead of eggs.
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pure atta bread.

I forgot to mention that I used yeast and little yogurt instead of eggs.
Please share your recepie sir. I would love to try this at home.
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I forgot to mention that I used yeast and little yogurt instead of eggs.
Eggs are never used in bread-making! If you use eggs you are making cake!
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My bad! I meant to say I did not add Maida! In my eagerness to post here, typed it wrongly. It was a whole wheat bread that I made and I used only wheat flour. Too late to correct it now.

You are actually correct.

Whole wheat flour ==> Atta
Wheat flour ==> Maida
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