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Pressure Cooker for Soups and Curries?

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classacts | | Oct 10, 2009 09:13 PM

I am thinking about buying a pressure cooker, either the Fagor or Presto brand in the 4 or 6 qt size.

I love making the following and have read that they can be made with pressure cookers in less time:

- steaming vegetables
- cooking split pea soup, chicken soup, chili, hungarian goulash
- hungarian stuffed cabbage
- rolled oats (takes 30 mins on the stove)
- indian curry
- various beans instead of buying the canned variety

I have just gotten back into cooking so the above is what I cook most of the time. My worry is that although it may cook faster, will it still have the same taste? Another thing is, when cooking some of the above items, water will boil off so will I need to be careful about water levels when cooking with a pressure cooker?

I am absolutely thrilled with the idea of being able to cook the above in a fraction of the time. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

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