8 things you didn’t know you could do with your pressure cooker
1. The joy of cooking with a pressure cooker
We all know how to make beans, lentils, and rice in a pressure cooker. But the real magic lies beyond the conventional approach. Today, we are going to take you through some amazing and mouth-watering dishes that can actually be made in a cooker and trust us, they taste heavenly (or may be better than what you make in an oven). Without any delay, let’s get started.
If you don’t like a dry cake made in an oven or OTG, switch to a pressure cooker and relish the flavours. All you need to do is to place the cake pan with the batter on a separator and cover the lid without a whistle. Cook for 45-55 minutes on low flame and your cake is ready.
While we all know how to make Dhokla in a steamer and oven, it tastes very juicy when made in a pressure cooker. Technically, the process is somewhat similar to a steamer, but the act of closing the lid and cooking adds to the texture and flavour of the final dish. Make sure that the dhokla batter is placed in the cooking tray after prospering greasing.
4. Stews and Soups
When it comes to cooking, stew and soups are time consuming and lengthy. An easy way to keep their nutrients intact is to prepare them in a pressure cooker. To start with, cook all the veggies in the cooker, mash, and strain. Add flavours and your healthy soup is ready.
5. Tandoori Roti
This might sound bizarre, but it’s true. Forget the tandoor chamber, because your cooker is no less than the same. All you need to do is to place the cooker upside down, heat for 5 minutes and then place the rolled dough coated with water on the sides and cook for 30-40 seconds and perfect tandoori roti is ready.
Cooked oatmeal is easy to digest and is nutritious too. First of all, combine 1/2 cup of oats, 2 cups of water and salt. Cook on high flame for 10 minutes and once the pressure releases, top it with milk, sugar, nuts, and fruits of your choice. You can also try the savoury version.
If you love to explore exotic dishes with a desi touch, then this will surely tempt you. First of all, add a little sauce to the bottom of the cooker. Top it with a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles. Next, spread some white cheese sauce mixture or any other spicy sauce that you love and repeat two more layers ending with red sauce. Sprinkle more cheese and add some cheddar cheese too. Cover the lid and cook for 60 minutes and your perfect lasagne is ready. You must keep the flame low.
8. Hot Chocolate
For this innovative way of making Hot Chocolate, you need to pour 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker and whisk in cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla powder. Mix well to combine and then cover the lid. Set on low heat until ready to serve. Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream.
9. Chocolate Fudge
Grease the bottom of cooker with oil or cooking spray and add, 1 cup sweet chocolate chips, ½ cup condensed milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon salted butter. Cover and cook on high flame for 60 minutes. Once everything is mixed well and is still in a liquid state spread the mixture on a lined baking pan. Refrigerate for 3 hours and cut into bite-sized pieces.