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Pressure cookers are designed to make short work of slow cook dishes. They’re economical both in the amount of power they use and are also ideal for tenderizing cheaper cuts of meat. They can reduce cooking times by up to 50% and retain nutrients well, making them a healthy cooking method. A pressure cooker is an airtight cooking device that cooks food quickly, thanks to the steam pressure that builds up inside.
The steam makes the food moist, which is why this device is perfect for meat stews, cheesecakes, and much more. Slow cookers are much better for cooking root vegetables and tough cuts of meat because the long, low-temperature cooking process is great for adding moisture and breaking down fat. It is not recommended that you cook leaner meats in a slow cooker, but they can be prepared with no problem in a pressure cooker.
Cooking with a Pressure Cooker in 6 easy steps:
- Add food & liquid to the pot.
- Close the lid, and ensure the valve is at the correct position.
- Select pressure setting. Electric pressure cookers: select the cooking program and time
- Wait for the pressure to build up inside the pot.
- Starts cooking under pressure.
- Release pressure.
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Benefits of Pressure Cooking:
- Saving Time & Energy. Electric pressure cookers are energy-efficient kitchen appliances, second only to microwaves.
- Retain Vitamins & Nutrients.
- Preserve Food’s Appearance and Taste.
- Eliminate Harmful Microorganisms.
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A pressure cooker cooks food about 30 percent faster than conventional methods like steaming, boiling, and braising. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, pressure cookers also use 50 to 75 percent less energy due to shorter cooking times. A 2009 study found pressure cooking and boiling saw the greatest nutrient losses, compared to griddling, baking, or microwaving vegetables. A 2010 study found pressure cooking was better than boiling for nutrient retention, improving digestibility, and reducing anti-nutrient compounds.
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The pressure cooker works by turning liquid into steam and cooking food in a sealed pot. The food doesn’t cook by boiling; instead, it cooks with superheated (almost 250ºF) steam. Because the food cooks faster and very little moisture escapes, the flavors are richer and more developed.
What is the difference between Air Fryer and Pressure Cooker?
While both use high temperatures in the cooking process, a pressure cooker’s key method of cooking is high pressure. An air fryer actively reduces the pressure during cooking and relies on hot air circulation to cook foods. While both use some added liquid to help cook, they use different kinds and amounts.
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Even people who have used a pressure cooker will sometimes get a little leery around one. But while such hazards may have been possible in the past, they’re practically fiction today. Pressure cookers are safe to use. More than that, they’re incredibly useful. Here are a few easy yet tasty recipes using the pressure cooker for a change to try out and relish.
Recipe-1] ACHARI TADKE WALE COOKER ALOO
Recipe-2] BROWN RICE COOKER PULAO
Recipe-3] CHOLE SOYA RASMISA
Recipe-4] COOKER STYLE DAL GOSHT
Recipe- 5] MOONG DAL MONGODI MUTTER CURRY
Recipe-6] SUBZI BEMISAAL
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About the author
Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.