After researching blenders I learned of the indian cooking type of mixer grinders, and decided since I love to make Indian foods this might be a more versatile addition than a regular blender. . I visited Sumeet in Toronto, but they seem tio be closed now or not taking calls. So, I went back to the drawing board. I finally bought a Butterfly Mixer Grinder from Chennai imports in Scarborough north area (Morningside Rd.). I have ground channa dal to a powder, coconut chutney, and used the blender. I am very happy so far. This looks like it will be a very versatile appliance, and does a much better job than a food processor on specific things often needed in Indian cooking. The other thing I am pleased about is that it is more compact than the Sumeet, looking more like a blender and having a smaller footprint. Mina at Chennai was delightful, and also does catering. She showed me a number of food she makes, and I brought them home and they are excellent. My husband is gluten intolerant, and many of the foods are made with chick pear flour rather then wheat.
Mina also sells dosa batter, and gives you a complete run down on what to do. They are excellent. She also sells the new French Crepe maker, she uses it for dosa. I saw these in France last year, but too large to fit in my suitcase. So, the crepe maker was an impulse buy, but I already love it!!
Chennai Imports has a website,