Air Fryer is my new armour in the kitchen to create food with less oil. My family loves tasty food which may not necessarily be the healthy food. :P So after doing lots of research and relishing air-fried food at a friend's place, I bought mine from Amazon.
The online shopping has made things much easier for people like me, who do not want to waste time in shop hopping. Online markets like Amazon have so many brands and models, available which is very difficult to find in one showroom. Secondly, customers' reviews give a better picture of performance than a sales girl or sales boy as it comes directly from the end users. Moreover, one can compare different models on their features and prices. The best part is home delivery, which is really fast from Amazon.
The American Micronic Air Fryer has good reviews from more than 200 customers,and it's competitive price is the trigger which made me opt for this relatively unknown brand as compared to Philips, Havells, Glanceand Prestige etc. Technically speaking, it's basket and wattage are more than any other airfryer available there.
So, here is the beauty, which was delivered really fast. #ipaidforit
The company has shared a whatsapp no on which they sent an elaborate recipe book. How the penetration of technology is easing out things for people and also saving the planet. It really made me happy as this simple thoughtful gesture must have saved hundreds of trees and space on the bookshelf.
First day, we fried the frozen tikkies and vegetable sticks from McCain's.
They came out just the same as fried. So, first casualty of airfryer is the guilt of eating fried food. Other is calories, which have been drastically
decreased. Third is the myth that oil frying can never be replaced.
Ours is a samosa loving family. We look beyond calories while consuming a samosa.This is height of “consumerism”. 😋 Making samosa was the next adventure with airfryer. Samosa came out crispy and as tasty as fried. After airfrying, I brushed it with desi ghee immediately after taking them out which gave it a smoky flavour and smell of being oil fried. This satisfied the nose and it sent signals to the brain about the perfection of this air fried samosa.
|Samosas in the airfryer basket|
Another successful outcome was ”kurkuri besani bhindi”. This snackish bhindi is a fried dish which is very tasty and absorbs lots of oil.
It also spoils the oil used in frying. I tried it in airfryer and it also came out perfect. Just a spoonful of desi ghee for that lovely smoky flavour and you are sorted.
|Kurkuri fried bhindi|
|Besan covered bhindi wrapped in aluminium foil|
Since, Air Fryer can also be used for roasting, I roasted cashew nuts in it. The roasted nuts were garnished with butter and salt and they tasted awesome.
Air Fryer is a multipurpose gadget. It is good to bake too. To test their claims, I tried to bake my own “garlic-cheese-bread”. A first time baker , I checked the internet for the garlic cheese bread recipe and opted for the simplest one with some changes here and there. And the magic happened!
The next on agends was “baked potatoes with crispy skin”. I finally got my own “baked potatoes with crispy skin” yesterday.
|Baked Potatoes in crispy skin|
- It makes low oil healthy meals without using oil.
- It cooks food with hot air which circulates in the basket, thus cooking food uniformly from all sides.
- It saves time as one is not required to stand and check.
- It can fry, roast, bake and grill.
- Easy to clean and convenient to use.
- It’s timer and temperature control makes it very versatile and easy to use.
- Last but not the least, it’s very reasonably priced.