Pressure cooker recipes are usually less time consuming compared to stove top preparations.
Most Indian housewives use stove top Pressure cookers to do their everyday cooking. Gas stoves are commonly used in India.
Now a days, Induction stove tops are also getting popular. Pressure cookers are available that can be used on both, gas and induction stove tops.
An Indian kitchen may have more than one pressure cooker, a
smaller one for everyday use and a bigger one for cooking for bigger
groups, parties etc.
Separators are used in pressure cooker to cook 2 or 3 items together, such as rice, lentil/dal and vegetables .
The basic cooking happens in the pressure cooker. And then the spices, pastes etc. are added to the dals and vegetables. These are cooked further on the stove top to add the finishing touches and served along with rice or breads.
Using pressure cooker for steaming
Pressure cooker can be used for steaming foods. We can steam vegetables as well as Idli, dhokla, momos etc. dishes in pressure cooker. The weight is not used while steaming foods.
Using pressure cooker for baking
A pressure cooker may also be used to bake as it has a thick bottom. No weight, gasket and water is used when you are using pressure cooker for baking.
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