Hey guys in this video, I will show how I
cook beans with another staple food in a pressure pot. I usually soak the beans overnight or for
at least 3 hours. This greatly reduces beans bloating.
The next morning, I rinse the beans in cool water. Put it in the pressure pot and pour water
to cover the beans. The level of water should be about 1 inch
above the level of the beans. Add onions, stock cubes, pepper and palm oil. Now, this is where it gets scientific.
I cover the pot and leave it to boil without pressurising the pot. When you pressurize a pressure pot, what you
are doing is applying this high amount of pressure inside the pot such that the ingredients
do not mix together. Every ingredient is like: woo Ö stay away,
I have this huge wall of pressure around me. So they are all like that in the pot.
So what Iím trying to do here is to simulate a normal pot by allowing the contents of the
pot to boil so that the ingredients can interact with each other, mingle with each other to
create a nice flavour before I cover the pot. This non-interaction of ingredients is why
most people complain that the food they cook with a pressure pot does not taste as delicious
as the food they cook with a normal pot. So once it boils, I cover the pot and pressurize
it. My pressure pot has pressure 1 & 2.
For beans porridge I use pressure 1 and cook on medium to high heat for 25 to 30 minutes.
While the porridge or pottage is cooking, I peel and cut the yam into medium cubes.
If you are using plantains or potatoes, it is the same process. Peel them, cut and set
aside. After 25 to 30 minutes, the beans should be
done. Cool under running water till the pot is depressurized. Then put it back on the stove. Add salt and the yam cubes.
The yam cubes should absorb all that water. Cover the pot and cook on medium to high heat
till the yam or whatever staple you added is done.
If using ripe plantains, it may not absorb all that water so you can cook just the beans
on high heat till some of the water has dried before adding the plantains.
When the staple food is done, stir and turn off the heat.
I like my beans porridge a little bit moist so that water you see there is just perfect.
Leave to stand for about 5 minutes and you will see that once it cools down a bit, it
is no longer as watery. How do you cook beans porridge in a pressure
cooker? Let me know in the comments!
See you soon.