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March 4, 2020

How To Cook Pasta In Pressure Cooker

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Usually I cook plain pasta, macaroni in an open pot but I feel its a time consuming job and baby sitting is also needed. We should stand nearby to avoid spilling over and keep it stirring to avoid sticking to the bottom. So I started cooking penne pasta, macaroni in pressure cooker recently. Its so easy, takes very less time when compared with open pot method. Mess free too.

Just add pasta and required water, pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles. Drain the cooked water and wash with cold water. Viola ! Pasta is ready, cooked well and soft holding its shape. You can follow the same method for cooking macaroni as well. Sometimes pasta gets over cooked if you leave for more whistles. Still you can make tasty dishes with it. I definitely liked this way of cooking pasta easily in a pressure cooker. I hope you will love it too. Friends, do try and share your feedback. Lets see how to cook plain pasta/ penne pasta in a pressure cooker with step by step pictures and video !



how to cook pasta in pressure cooker


How to cook pasta in pressure cooker


How to cook pasta in pressure cooker

Learn how to cook pasta /penne pasta in a pressure cooker easily



Cuisine: Indian
Category: How to cook
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Pasta - 2 cups ( I used penne pasta)
  • Water - 6 cups
  • Salt - as needed
  • Olive oil or cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Cold water - to wash pasta
HOW TO COOK PASTA IN PRESSURE COOKER
  1. In a pressure cooker take 2 cups of pasta. Add 6 cups of water, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp of cooking oil.
  2. When the water comes to boil, mix well to avoid sticking to the bottom.
  3. Cover the cooker with a lid and pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles.
  4. It takes 8 to 10 minutes. Switch off the flame. Open the cooker after steam is released.
  5. Drain the cooked water and wash it under tap water or cold water to remove excess starch.
  6. Fluff with fork and make yummy dishes with it. Pressure cooked pasta is ready!
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • In a pressure cooker base, take 2 cups of pasta. Add 6 cups of water, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp cooking oil /olive oil.

  • When it comes to a boil, mix well to avoid pasta sticking to the bottom of cooker.

  • Cover the cooker and pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and open the cooker after the steam is released. ( If you are in a hurry, you can remove the pressure by removing the weight valve or showing the cooker under tap water.)

  • Drain the cooked water. Add 2 to 3 cups of cold water and wash it well. Drain the water. You can also wash the cooked pasta in tap water and drain it. This step helps to remove the excess starch. Pasta becomes fluffy. Remove in a bowl and keep it covered. 

  • Make yummy white sauce pasta or tomato pasta as you like. Enjoy !  

Note

  • You can follow the same steps and cook macaroni but cook for one whistle in high flame.
  • You should wash the cooked pasta with cold water else it will look sticky and slimy.

Try this easy method of cooking pasta and enjoy !


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