So here I am sharing my journey! However what's not said about this magic pot before? IP is everywhere! People are talking about its versatility, its easy breezy cooking options, its shape and sizes! Everything is out there but whats missing is the most unspoken questions people have before and after buying an IP (At least I did not find answers for them until I experienced it myself)
Little Back Story:
When I was first introduced to this by my dear sister, I was amused but still hesitant and had few if not many questions in my head! Around the same time, we did a road trip together and she got her IP along and and that changed the whole story! Yes the road trip was great but what made it even more fun, was carrying an IP with us. Getting good food in remote areas like National Parks is bit too much to expect, so IP came in handy to make some amazing comfort food with so much ease after a hectic adventurous day! Right after that I came across an IP cookbook event by Nisha Vora of @rainbowplantlife!
By this time I was convinced!
But now there were few other questions! Thanks to IP that comes with so many options!
Question 1: Which one to buy?
Question 2: Does it cook meals better than stove top?
I will say no because it's not suppose to make it better but to retain the same taste and flavors with addition of ease of cooking and it my friend does the job on point! Now you don't have to keep track of number of whistles like your traditional pressure cooker, rather you can start the cooking in an IP and go spend time with your family and friends, come back home to a perfectly cooked still warm lunch/dinner! It's definitely the best for certain types of food and not cook all pot. Let's be real, IP scores some major brownie points when it comes to cooking curries, soups, stews, rice dishes and most important cooking lentils is now just so seamless!
So what do you think ?
Question 3: Am I using all the modes in my IP?
Definitely I haven't tried all of them yet and consistently using pressure cooker mode the most, but I think each one would be functional if you like cooking variety of food. Recently I tried Yogurt mode for fermenting idli batter (fluffy Indian rice cakes) and it turned out amazing.
So if you like experimenting in your kitchen, you have huge playground with your IP. Just play around and see what works the best!
Final Question: Is it worth it?
It's perfect, its compact, and its clean cooking.
Note: This post is no way sponsored by official Instant Pot. Its just to encourage you all to cook and expand your cooking horizons with IP. Hope you have a lot of fun cooking delicious meals with your IP.