Home Cooking/steaming


Hi mam
im from india.weaning my 6 months old child.how do i steam carrots without a steamer basket or a colander?
Can i do it in an idli maker or pressure cooker?
If yes can u please tell how to steam veggies in an idli maker and a pressure cooker.
Thank u.

Hi Madhavi,
I had never heard of an Idli maker, so I Googled it. After seeing the pictures and reading up on it, I think it's your best choice. Each basket level has vents for the steam, so it seems like it will work. Just make sure to test all the levels every 7-10 minutes to avoid over cooking.

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