6 Kitchen appliances essential for healthy cooking

by Sanjeev Kapoor

A great body is built in the kitchen and not in the gym and that’s why the food you cook and eat impacts your health much more than any work out ever could. Take a look at these 7 appliances that help you adapt to a healthier lifestyle through cooking.

Air Fryer – An air fryer uses fan-forced hot air and a grill plate to heat food through, hence eliminating the need to deep fry food in liters of oil. The rapid air technology in an air fryer circulates hot air with ultimate speed and precision, which results in perfect fried food with consumption of only a light brush or drizzle of oil. 

Slow JuicerA glass of juice a day is a good idea for everyone. Slow juicing is a great way to make sure all the nutrients from the fruits and vegetables that you are juicing reach you. Slow juicers don’t have blades so they don’t chop, but in fact squeeze out maximum juice from whatever is added in! It is versatile enough to make almond milk and coconut milk too so really helpful if your vegan. 

Nonstick cookware – The Teflon coating prevents food from sticking to the bottom of the pan and hence you can cook without the use of any oil or grease which automatically makes the food much healthier. However it is absolutely necessary to get a good quality set of non-stick pans and products from wonderchef are our best bet. 

Measuring scales –
Food scales are a great way to keep in check how much you are eating. Weighing your food helps develop healthy eating habits like maintaining a food journal and keeping your calorie, protein and carb intake in check. Takes a little time getting used to but is totally worth it.

Spiral Vegetable SlicerPrepping your veggies for a meal is one of the most painstaking and time consuming task which ultimately results in much off ordering in or eating out. With a spiral or mandolin vegetable slicer prep becomes a really simple job and eating salads and other food with loads of veggies a joy. Pretty shapes and uniform sizes on the plate are a delight for the eyes as well.

Steamer – There is no doubt that steaming is one of the healthiest ways to cook. Whether you are making vegetables, meat or dumplings, steaming them will always ensure that all of its nutrients stay intact along with the bright original colors and what’s more you can completely skip the oil too!

Slow Cooker - Fragrant curries, fluffy rice, perfectly cooked veggies, meat that falls off the bone and the most succulent braises – a slow cooker gives you all of these with all of their nutrients intact and absolutely no need of oil or grease while cooking. It makes sure that all the ingredients cook well and the flavours blend together to create one brilliant dish.

Gas oven tandoor – A fabulous, very useful combination of a gas, oven and a tandoor this brilliant appliance is suited for grilling kababs, tikkas and roasts and also baking cakes and cookies all on your gas top. Nonstick grill plates and the tandoor facility gives you the joy of cooking healthy, grease free, delicious food for your family.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.