It is known fact that pressure cookers are wonder kitchen equipment that makes cooking faster and healthier as well. There is 90% nutrient retention when you cook in a pressure cooker. What if I told you that there is a pressure cooker that you can use in the microwave?
And what if I told you that the Microwave pressure Cooker will also produce some of the most succulent, flavorful and easy-to-make meals similar to the traditional cooking. We reviewed the Prestige Microwave Pressure Cooker recently and tried a variety of dishes from Pulao, Curries and even Rasam and we did this without using an extra pot. Sounds too good to be true?
Let's take a look at the many benefits of using Prestige Microwave Pressure Cooker
1 - Healthy & Easy Cooking By Preserving Nutrients in Food
Eating healthy is all about using the right ingredients, spices and the right cooking techniques. The Prestige Microwave Pressure Cooker is perfect equipment that is safe to use where the cooking to be done in a Single Pot. From Steaming Vegetables, Cooking Potatoes, Baking a Bhindi Sabzi with less oil, Curries, Biryanis, Rasam, Sambar, Upma and a whole lot more.
You can even make your favorite pasta in the Microwave Pressure Cooker, by simply adding the pasta, vegetables and the sauce and make a quick, easy and no mess dinner.
2 - Portable and Easy To Use For Bachelors & Frequent Travellers
When you are living by yourself, and don’t want to get into the hassle of cooking setting up an entire kitchen, this Microwave Pressure Cooker can come in handy. All you need is a microwave and this cooker and you can cook all the comfort foods from Pongal, Khichdi, Biryani, Chicken Curries and a whole lot more.
Similarly if you are frequent traveller or travelling with kids then a lot of times, you stay in apart-hotels or boutique hotels which have a kitchenette attached. All you have to do is check in the cooker and buy ingredients locally and cook your dinners or breakfast in the kitchenette itself.
3- Save Time and Money with a Microwave Pressure Cooker
A Microwave Pressure Cooker Is A time saver - you can cook a one dish meal in 20 to 30 minutes, on busy weekdays. It is ideal for busy mornings when we need to pack lunch boxes in a jiffy while we attend to other tasks. The best part is the entire cooking process is mess free and becomes easy to clean once you are done with cooking.
Here is the recipe we tried out and turned out delicious! Andhra Style Tomato Rasam
- 6 Bhindi (Lady Finger/Okra)
- 2 Tomato, roughly chopped
- 6 Pearl onions, quartered
- 4 Garlic
- 1 cup Tamarind Water
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- Salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon Ghee
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds (Methi)
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 Dry red chilli, broken into half
To begin, add a teaspoon of ghee into microwave pressure cooker. Add the mustard, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Allow it to crackle in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
Then add in the chopped onions, garlic pods, tamarind water, all the spice powders, sugar, salt and chopped tomatoes and okra. Stir well.
Close the lid and pressure-cook the rasam for about 20 minutes in the microwave.
Once done, remove the cooker from the microwave and allow the pressure to release. You can also release the pressure by pressing on the while nozzle.
Once opened, check the taste, adjust salt and serve with rice.