How to Cook Green Beans in a Pressure Cooker

Archana Doshi
2888 ratings.

Steaming and cooking vegetables in a pressure cooker consumes less time and of course saves energy too. Steaming green beans in pressure cooker is simple quick and easy. It is important to use very less water in cooking and release the pressure immediately to retain the green color.

Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 350 grams Green beans (French Beans)
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • Salt , to taste

How to make How to Cook Green Beans in a Pressure Cooker

  1. To begin pressure cooking or steaming green beans in the pressure cooker, first add the cut the green beans and add it to pressure cooker and add in some salt to taste.

  2. For every 350 to 500 grams of cut green beans, add in 3 to 4 tablespoons of water. That's just the amount of water that is required to steam all the beans in the pressure cooker.

  3. Place the lid on the pressure cooker pan with its weight placed on it and allow it to cook until you hear two whistles.

  4. After two whistles, turn off the pressure cooker and carefully release the pressure weight from the cooker immediately.

  5. You can do this by holding the cooker under running water. This process helps retain all the colour and nutrition in the green beans while also having them perfectly steamed, and not overcooked.

  6. Once the pressure has released completely and the lid opens with ease, the pressure cooked beans are ready for use.