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How to use Basic Jars of Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder (Making of Chutney, Spice powder and Vada Batter)

How to use Basic Jars of Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder (Making of Chutney, Spice powder and Vada Batter)

Recently I have shared the unboxing of Preethi Zodiac, as mentioned in that post this mixer grinder has too many options and can be named as All-in-All in a kitchen. So, I have mentioned to share the usage of each and every jar elaborately with a recipe.

In this post, I am going to share how to make use of the basic jars – Chutney Jar, Wet Grinder Jar and Dry Grinder Jar.

Making of Coconut Chutney, Cumin powder and Medhu Vada Batter using Preethi Zodiac –

I have prepared a basic COCONUT CHUNTEY using chutney jar, also you can grind wet masalas for the curries using this jar. So, a basic south Indian chutney with the Basic Chutney jar –  for the detailed chutney recipe, CLICK HERE. It just took 3 mins to grind the chutney, to the proper texture.

Coconut Chutney grounded using Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder

I have prepared CUMIN / JEERA powder using Dry grinder jar, I have roasted the powder with few red chillies, added ½ tsp of rock salt and ground it to a fine powder. After grinding spread it over a plate, store it in an air-tight container and it stays fresh for a couple of months.

Cumin / Jeera powder using Preethi zodiac Mixer Grinder

I have prepared batter for Medhu vada / ulunda Vadai, using Wet Grinder Jar, usually most of them prefer grinding this vada batter in grinder, but when it comes to me, I have never ever grinded vada batter in grinder, I have been using only my Preethi Mixer till date and the vada comes out fluffy, crispy outside and soft inside. Since Preethi mixer can run for long time without getting hot, makes the batter perfect. Make sure to sprinkle water every now and then when the batter gets struck, also take a break in between will grinding and make sure that you soak the dal/lentil for atleast 4 hrs. For recipe CLICK HERE.

How to grind vada batter using Preethi zodiac Grinder

Note:

  • Make sure, to grind only when it reaches room temperature.
  • Hold the lid tightly while grinding, never close the hole at the top of the lid.
  • Turn the speed from 1 to 3, with a minute of interval.
  • Turn the jar and lock the jar, before you start grinding.

Suggestion:

The only thing I suggest here is there is no opening in the top of the dome (lid of mixer jar), it was little difficult to pour water to the jar. When there is opening in the dome, we just open only the lid in the dome and pour water, but now we need to remove the lid and then pour water.

Stay tuned for the next review of our Juicer Jar. CLICK HERE for the Unboxing and Specifications of Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder.

Unboxing Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder – MG 281 / Review Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder / Kitchen Appliances Review

Unboxing Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder – MG 281 / Review Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder / Kitchen Appliances Review

 

Coming to Preethi Kitchen Appliances, first everyone gets to remember only their mixer grinder. As they have variety of mixer grinder with wonderful options right from the model, flexibility, colors and advance features in grinding. I have been using Preethi Eco Chef later upgraded to Preethi Blue Leaf and using it for almost a decade, still it is in good condition. I use to grind idly/dosa batter, chutneys, spice powder using my Preethi Blue Leaf and now upgraded to Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder.

Unboxing Video:

Being a food blogger, for almost 5 years, and this being a proud moment getting collaborating with Preethi Kitchen Appliance and that to reviewing their Mixer Grinder (my favorite). So happy and excited to collaborate with Preethi, also much thanks Preethi for this opportunity.

Specifications of Preethi Zodiac Model Number – MG 218:

It comes with the Power consumption of 750 watt, and this mixer works continuously for max 2 mins and needs 2 mins off (min) after every run of continuous 5 mins running. Material body is ABS and jar comes in stainless steel and transparent plastic. The blades are stainless steel, there are 3 speed controls and an overload indicator and purely originated from India. Also, they provide 2 years guarantee on the product and 5 years warranty for the motor.

Unboxing Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder - MG 281 / Review Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder / Kitchen Appliances Review

Unboxing Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder – MG 281 / Review Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder / Kitchen Appliances Review

Elements:

The base unit comes with the 750 watts motor, Over-load indicator (where an orange light glows when the mixer is over loaded) and there 3 speed controls.

  • Jars: A chutney jar, a wet grinder jar, a dry grinder jar, a juicer jar and a master chef jar.
  • Chutney jar: Chutney jar comes in stainless-steel with the capacity of 0.5 litres with a non-removable stainless-steel jar and a transparent plastic lid called as Dome. This jar can be used for grinding chutneys, masalas for stew, curry.
  • Dry grinder jar: Dry grinder jar comes in stainless-steel with the capacity of 1 litre with a removable stainless-steel plate. This jar can be used for grinding any spice powders and dry ingredients.
  • Wet grinder jar: Wet grinder jar comes in stainless-steel with the capacity of 1.5 litre with a removable stainless-steel plate and a transparent plastic lid called Dome. This jar can be used for grinding idly/dosa batter, vada batter, appam batter – I personally guarantee that you get soft, fluffy idly and dosa.
  • Juicer Jar: Juicer jar can used as a juicer, blender and a super extractor. Juicer is used to prepare juice from fresh fruits, make sure to use only fruits. Not recommended for vegetables or fiber rich fruits. Super extractor is used to extract juice from the fruits, you can make cocktails or mocktails. Spout is provided to release the juice while using juicer and the spout is closed with a spout cap while used as a blender and extractor.
  • Master Chef Jar: This is a unique styled jar, where you can knead the dough, chop, slice and grate vegetables for multipurpose and a citrus juice to extract juice, but not recommended for small fruits like lemon. Since it does different jobs and makes things get faster, this is proudly called “Master Chef Jar”. This comes in a transparent plastic material, with a citrus press, slicing blade, grater blade, a plastic blade for kneading and measuring cup which is can be used as a press also.

 

I am happy and proud to hold Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder as a part of Madraasi Kitchen, upgrading kitchen appliances to make our work and time easier, faster, perfect is Happiness and Smart in this rushed lifestyle. I am always ready to upgrade myself and my surroundings, how about you living with the Master Chef in your Kitchen. Also, I proudly call this mixer as “All-in All” and it costs only around INR. 9635.00

Stay tuned with us to know how to use the Preethi Zodiac Mixer’s every single jar in upcoming posts along with video. Stay tuned with us to know more about Preethi Zodiac Mixer.

 

Taste of Mexico at Hard Rock Café, Bangalore

Taste of Mexico at Hard Rock Café, Bangalore

 

Hard Rock Café celebrates the Taste of Mexico all over India for a limited time period from Nov till Dec 31st. Happy that I got an invite for this Mexico Food Festival, it was a good experience it exploring the Mexico Food which is one among the today’s hottest culinary trends all over the world and pays homage to classic Mexican Dishes.

Cocktails

The experience towards the savory heat of fiery foods and the feast on traditional Mexican food was awesome. Apart from that their Mixologists have crafted three unique cocktails – Amigo, Diablo and Troublemaker to a give a sweet, smoky and authentic Mexican twist.

And this time at Hard Rock Café was more memorable to me, as I don’t consume liquor – I had non-alcoholic version of Trouble Maker, I loved it to the core. I could feel the spiciness, sweetness as they have infused jalapeno peppers to it.

Chef. Niranjan described us about the food festival, and the flavors infused in each and every food. Let me share the food I had over the Mexican Food Festival…

Starters:

  • Mexican Corn Prawn Street Food Salad: Spices mixed with black beans, avocado, jalapenos, roasted corn and chipotle grilled prawns/ chicken with a smoky chilli orange drizzle.
  • Dyna Bites: Crunchy golden fried, gooey, assorted cheese and jalapeno cheese peppers.
  • Chicken Tinga Tacos: Shredded chipotle chicken, tomatilla sauce, avocado, picante sauce and cilantro.
  • Rodeo Nachos: Smoky tangy cowboy salsa of sweet corn and assorted peppers, over fiery cilantro cheese sauce, melted cheddar cheese layered over crisp corn chips with jalapeno (optional – Chipotle Grilled chicken) – A must to try as the nachos was crispy till we finish and the layering was perfectly done.
  • Samosette of spicy corn and cheddar cheese: Filo triangles stuffed with spices, corn and oozing cheddar cheese at every bite and served with mayo dip.
  • Tex-Mex spiced Char Grilled Chicken Skewers: Char grilled chicken tenders marinated with Tex-Mex spice rub and tangy marinade, served with honey mustard dip.

Entrees:

  • Fiesta Chicken Quesadilla: Chicken, grilled pineapple, picante sauce, chipotle pasta, mixed queso and cilantro. Served with side of sour cream.
  • Fajita Chicken Burrito: Flour tortilla laced with roasted chipotle chilli ranch, smoky refried bean, Mexican rice, golden fried chicken tenders, shredded lettuce, mixed cheese and jalapenos, served with spiced fries and tangy salsa.
  • Penne with spicy chicken and chipotle cream sauce.

Cocktails:

  • Amigo, Diablo and Troublemaker to a give a sweet, smoky and authentic Mexican twist.
  • Being a non-alcoholic, got to taste the virgin version of Troublemaker – what a mindblowing mocktail it was with good punch of spiciness and sweetness in it.

A must to try, and the festival is from November till December 31st.