How to make Banana Bread in a pressure cooker

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Ever since the lockdown started and people had no other option but to manage the kitchen on their own, social media channels are flooded with recipes. From basic cooking to innovative plating, people are trying everything to feel good. In this change, the second week of lockdown saw a sudden spike of #breadbaking. Wondering why? Well, according to food experts, baking your own bread gives a sense of self-reliance. In India, baking is considered as a tricky game and that’s why people are trying to take this challenge to soothe the nerves.

As we observed, from Bollywood celebs to nutritionsits, everyone is busy trying their hands on making bread. Recently, Ali Bhatt also shared her Banana Bread recipe on Instagram.

So, if you are also the one who feels making your own bread is a tough deal to crack, we have got an easy method to make the most popular Banana Bread recipe that you can make even in your pressure cooker. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

Banana, 4

Baking Powder, 1 tbsp

Baking Soda, ½ tsp

Wheat Flour, 1 1/2 cup

Almonds, chopped, 2 tbsp

Salt, 1 pinch

Vanilla Essence, 1 tsp

Sugar, ½ cup

Method:

1. First of all, take a deep mixing bowl and mash the bananas, until they become a thick paste.

2. Now, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence and 1/2 cup of sugar. Mix it well. Keep the bowl aside.

3. Take a fresh bowl and pour 1 and a half cup wheat flour and add all the dry ingredients including baking soda, baking powder. Mix all the ingredients gently. Then add 2 tablespoons of roughly chopped almonds.

4. Mix all the dry and wet ingredients together. Grease the baking tin with butter or parchments paper and pour the batter.

5. Pre-heat a pressure cooker for 15 minutes and then the baking tin and cover the lid. Cook it for a good 40-50 minutes while it releases the pressure naturally. Use the toothpick trick to check if bread is cooked evenly. Allow the bread to cool down. Serve hot with coffee or tea!

Tips to remember: Always use measuring cups for adding ingredients, as a slight change in quantity can hinder the rising of bread properly, especially while baking in a pressure cooker.

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