Monday, June 30, 2014

“Real ingredients, cooked with passion food fit for Gods” with KitchenAid says Chef Sandeep Pande

“Real ingredients, cooked with passion food fit for Gods”, says Chef Sandeep Pande, Executive Chef Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel as he shares his Week special recipe using the KitchenAid Cordless Hand Blender.

Chicken Breasts with bone: 10 Nos; Ginger garlic paste (made in the KitchenAid chopper attachment that comes with the blender): 
100 gms; Roasted cumin powder: 100 gms; Hung curd: 250 gms; Beaten Curd: 100 gms; Salt: to taste; Mustard oil: 150 ml; Kashmiri Chili powder; 20 Gms; Brown Onion paste: 100 gms; Lemon juice: as per taste; Mint chutney: 400 gms
Coriander seeds : 50 gms; cumin seeds: 30 gms; Black Cardamom: 10 gms; Cinnamon sticks: 10 gms; Cloves C25 ( 5 gms for smoking): 10 gms; Whole dry Red chilli: 30 gms; Mustard oil : 100 ml; Amchoor powder : 20 gms: powdered moong dal wadi : 20 gms
Heat the mustard oil and put all the spices in it. Remove it from the stove and keep it for at least an hour.
Then marinate the sliced pieces of Chicken with lemon juice, salt and a bit of ginger-garlic paste and keep it aside for 3 hours.
Make a second marinade using curd, powdered spices, remaining ginger-garlic paste and oil with the KitchenAid cordless hand blender and keep it aside. Then remove the chicken from the first marinade and pat it dry. Then add it to the second marinade. Mix it well and add KitchenAid Cordless hand blender mixed marinade paste to it. Leave it for another 3 hours. 
Now skewer the Chicken pieces and cook them on Bhatti.
Serve hot with mint chutney and kebab garnish.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


In this heat, try to keep your food easy, cool and light. Preparation is to be kept to a minimum, and forbid any heat generating appliances. In my home, this means it’s time for frozen fruity mocktails using the KitchenAid cordless hand blender that crushes ice in a jiffy!

To be honest I was quite lukewarm about chilled mocktails and always associated them with drinks made out of leftovers! But the other day when the husband whipped up the most delicious mocktail in our KitchenAid cordless hand blender… chopped fruits, ice, fresh juice and some herbs…mama mia I was a convert! Over the years I have now realized that all chilled mocktails are fun, conversational, and best of all, a great way to stay cool as the heat wave crests towards June. Pair with a fabulous salad made with some great fare from your local market and you have a great summer meal that doesn’t require your stove top, oven or grill. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

A refreshing blend of tropical fruits
Fresh banana- ½ no
Fresh pineapple-1/2 slice
Toned milk-1 fl oz
Pineapple juice-3 f l ozs
Ice-5 ozs

Blend all ingredients together until smooth, serve frozen garnished with a lemon or pineapple slice.

A refreshing mix of pineapple juice, chopped fruits topped with sprite.
Chopped fruits- few (banana and seasonal)
Pineapple juice- 2 fl ozs
Sprite-1 fl oz
Ice- 5 ozs

Blend all ingredients together until smooth, serve frozen, garnished with a sprig of mint.

Pineapple & coconut-the classic combo
Coconut cream- 1 fl oz
Pineapple juice- 2 fl ozs
Grenadine-1/4 fl oz
Ice- 5 ozs

Blend all ingredients together until smooth, serve frozen, garnished with red cherry