Monday, September 12, 2016

How to make Cookies in Pressure Cooker-How to make Cookies/Biscuits without oven-Cookies in Cooker

In India, it is not common to have an oven at home, that is the reason I posted cake in pressure cooker long time back. From that time, I got queries like - can be bake chocolate cake in cooker, can we make carrot cake in cooker, can we make cookies in cooker, can we bake muffins etc. That is the reason I kept the title as Cookies in Cooker which means, you can bake any cookies in cooker following the method given below. (also cookies with egg, eggless cookies). I got lot of  request asking me to post how to bake/make cookies in cooker. Today we will learn how to bake cookies in cooker following this easy method.

Cookies in Pressure Cooker- How to make Cookies without oven

Cookies-Biscuits in Cooker

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 6
 Recipe CategoryCookies-Snacks
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup
   Melted ghee or butter - 3 tbsp
   Salt - a pinch
   Sugar (powdered) or powdered jaggery - 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp
   Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp

Preparing the cooker for baking cookies

Take a pressure cooker or any thick bottomed pan, spread a layer of sand or salt (about 1 inch) inside the cooker.

Then keep any stand or perforated plate which comes with the cooker. I kept two such plates to raise the height.

Pre heat the cooker (or 
any thick bottomed pan) with the sand/salt on high flame for 10 minutes.

preparing cooker for making cookies


Take melted ghee in a bowl, add powdered sugar or organic powdered jaggery, vanilla essence and salt. Mix well.

biscuits-cookies in pressure cooker

Add wheat flour and mix well to form a dough. You do not have to knead the dough. Keep it covered in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

cookie dough

Divide the dough equally, form balls and flatten it. You can make a design with a fork, after flattening it as I have done. 

Grease an aluminium cooker container or any aluminium tin, place the cookies on it leaving enough space between the cookies.

Then place the tin inside the cooker (or 
heavy bottomed pan) using tongs as the cooker/pan will be very hot.

how to make cookies without oven

Reduce the heat to low and close the cooker without weight/whistle and gasket. If you are using heavy bottomed pan, cover the pan with a lid

cookies in cooker

Bake for 15 minutes or until the cookies/biscuits starts to brown near the edges. Once the bottom starts browning, switch off the cooker and let the cookies be inside the cooker for 5 minutes. It took 20 minutes for me. The timings will vary depending on the size of the cooker, the amount of heat etc. 

Then remove the cookies gently and place it on a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will be soft but once it cools it will become crisp.

Storage - Once it cools, you can store it in an airtight container.

Note - You can use the same salt and sand over and over again for baking in cooker.

Use an old cooker as baking in cooker often, will damage the cooker.  

You can bake any cookies, cakes, muffins following the above method.

You can add coarsely powdered nuts to the cookie dough. I baked 2 batches - one plain batch and other with cashew nuts, both in pressure cooker following the above method.

Do keep an eye on the cookies after 10 minutes of baking.

Check my Cake in Pressure cooker  or click the picture below to take you to that page. (you can bake any cakes, be it chocolate cake, zebra cake, cakes with eggs, eggless cakes etc).

Also check my Steamed Cakes

Banana Steamed Cake

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  1. Simple & Easy Recipe Definitely Gonna Try It Today

  2. Hi Padhu thanks for sharing this.. I didn have that stand..can v do without that or tats mandate?

    1. No, you should not keep it directly. If you do not have that stand, any other stand or even a small vessel will work.Place a small stainless steel or aluminium vessel and then place the baking tin or plate.

  3. Hi Padhu.
    It sounds amazing..
    I have an aluminium idli stand. Can I try these in that??

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    2. Instead of the cake tin, you want to use aluminium idli stand - You can use an aluminium plate instead of an idli stand. I don't think you can use idli stand as there will be holes in it.

    3. No...It doesn't have holes like those steel ones'...that's why...

    4. Then you can try. If it is steel, cover it with an aluminium foil.

  4. Can we try the same with raagi flour?!

    1. I have already posted ragi cookies. Try below
      I tried ragi cookies with this recipe, it did not turn out well. It was too brittle. Will try again and update.

  5. Thanks for sharing the recipe Padhu :)..will try it soon and update u..

  6. Is it possible to try in electric cooker

    1. I don't think it will work as the cooker will get damaged.

  7. I was not able to form balls and flatten it. Got broke. Where did i go wrong? Pls help. Also after taking out from frigde it was hard.
    Thanks in advance

    1. It will be a bit hard after taking from the fridge. If it is kept outside for 4-5 minutes, it will soften, then you can make balls and flatten it.

    2. Thank you very much. Will try again

  8. I tried making this yesterday and it turned out yummm... Glad that I got a good recipe for my one year old without baking powder..!!!

  9. Is it necessary to use aluminium tin? I got steel tins with my cooker. Can i use steel plates/tins to bake the cookies?

    1. Use aluminium vessel/tray for best results or cover your steel plate with aluminium foil.

  10. Do we have to cover steel tin from outer side and what is difference between steamed and baked cake do we have to consume steam cake same day

    1. You can cover it on the inside also. Steamed cakes should be used on the same day due to the moisture content in it.

  11. Hi,i hv doubt for making a dough 3 TSP is nt enough for me so I take 6 TSP to make a dough and my dough was so soft after I took out from fridge. Is this due to excess ghee??if so hw to make a dough wit out excess ghee,balls r breaking , can't make a ball , pls help me. We're I was wrong.

    1. For half cup of wheat flour - 3 tbsp of ghee is a little excess but I wanted to make it without baking powder. But if you keep the dough in the fridge, it will become firm and you can make balls and flatten it quickly. If you want to reduce the ghee, add a little baking powder.


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