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Something we buy to use but they end up being show pieces in our homes. This is especially true in my case.
I have a Futura Pressure Cooker but I rarely use it as it is manhandled by all and I hate it. So it has ended up as a space occupying gadget in my congested kitchen. I do not want to give away the cooker nor do I want to use it.
Recently my old cooker conked out on me after giving me years of service. Tired of the fact that no one else but I can operate it, my hubby told me to buy a new cooker. That is the time I rethought… Am I for the cooker or the cooker for me? So I brought a new cooker but my Futura is getting more workouts. The old one is there too but for steaming as in Futura you cannot steam.
The cooking is faster in Futura; you cook on reduced heat once the steam comes out steadily. In these times where fuel is expensive and you need to save it I feel this is a cooker that we should have.
Here try these Sprouted Moong this is from a old copy of the cookbook that came with Hawkins Cooker. I believe it’s my MIL’s. Though this is a pressure cooker version its Diabetic Diet friendly.
- 1 cup moong
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped fine
- 2-3 green chilles (adjust as per taste)
- 1 red chilli, cut in pieces
- ¼ tsp red chilli powder(adjust as per taste)
- ¼ tsp chat masala
- ½ tsp lemon juice(adjust as per taste)
- Clean the moong, soak them overnight.
- Next day drain the moong and wash them. Now tie them in a muslin cloth wet them and set aside in a warm place. Many times I have found that keeping a weight on them helps sprouting them. Your sprouts will be ready by evening.
- In a bowl add the oil, minced garlic, slit green chillies, red chillies and the moong.
- Add the salt and mix well.
- In the cooker add 2 cups of water and place the grid. Remove the steam vent/the weight /whistle.
- Place the bowl of moong mixture in the cooker and close the lid. Heat on high flame.
- Once the steam escapes from the vent in a steady stream put the steam vent/the weight /whistle. Let the steam escape in a steady stream again.
- Switch off the gas and release the pressure from the cooker by steadily pressing the vent release.
- Open the cooker and remove the bowl of moong and mix the onion, chilli powder, lemon juice.
- I served it with roti for my father-in law but personally I preferred it just plain.
Here I have used the Futura pressure cooker. For regular cooker and a little water in the moong and then steam for 2 minutes then let it cool down naturally.
If you add green chutney and tamarind chutney, top it with sev. It will taste awesome too.
This is a part of Healthy Eating for Diabetics for BM #35.