General Tips and tricks

Top 3 Pressure Cooker Hacks- that you didn’t know

I must say that the Pressure cooker is one of the most useful kitchen utensils that I own. It has become an inevitable part of my every day cooking especially when it comes to cooking the traditional dals  (lentils) and meat. But recently I have been doing a lot of OPOS dishes(One pot one shot) which is a very unique style of cooking dishes. The below hacks have been inspired from that.

Here, I am sharing three hacks which will surprise how simple it is when it is done using a pressure cooker.

  1. Masala Chai – Serves 2: Ever since I discovered this, it has always been chai using the pressure cooker at my home. Easy and stressfree way!



  • Pour 2 cups of milk in a Pressure cooker( used 5 litre cooker).
  • Add 3-4 tsps of loose leaf tea powder.
  • Add 1 -2 cardamom pods and optionally ginger piece.
  • Pressure cook on high for 1 whistle and switch off.
  • Let the pressure settle (around 5 mins)
  • Open lid and strain the tea using a filter.
  • Add sugar to your taste.
  • Stir well and enjoy tasty Masala Chai!

2. Boiled egg



  • Place the eggs inside the pressure cooker (used 2 litre cooker)
  • Add 1.5 cups of water
  • Cover and pressure cook on high for 1 whistle
  • Remove from heat and let the pressure settle.
  • Open the lid and peel the eggs
  • Perfectly boiled eggs are ready.

3. Polish silver utensils



  • Place the silver vessels inside the pressure cooker
  • Cover it with water. Make sure it does not cross 3/4th the level of the cooker.
  • Put a small ball of aluminium foil.
  • Add 1 tbsp of baking soda
  • Cover and pressure cook on high for 1 whistle and remove from heat.
  • Let pressure settle and open.
  • Remove the vessels and wipe it using a paper towel
  • Super polished silver vessels are back.

Please watch the video which shows all the 3 hacks tried and tested below to believe what I just wrote.