Boil Potatoes Without Pressure Cooker [Pics]

Boil Potatoes without pressure cooker is a process of 30 minutes. You can use any container with a lid. Lid helps control the steam and help boil potatoes.

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Submerge Potatoes In water
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Boiling Potatoes without pressure cooker is a bit longer process than boiling with pressure cooker.  This process takes about 30 minutes on average whereas the pressure cooker can do it in 10 minutes.

There is no doubt that the pressure cooker method is better, faster and cheaper due to its lower energy usage. But, there are times when you the cooker is not available and this recipe might be your only source of energy!

Boiled Potato as used in ingredient

  • 2 Number Potato raw, any size

  •   Instructions

    Getting pan ready Prep Time – 1 minute

    1. You can cut and divide the Potato into two pieces. This is not essential but helps in reducing the total boiling time if the potato are large in size.
    2. Add the Potatoes and Water in a pan. Make sure that all potatoes are completely submerged in water.
      Submerge potatoes in water
      Submerge potatoes in water

    Boil Potato Cook time – 30 Minute

    1. Keep the stove on high flame and wait for first boil.
    2. Just after a boil, turn the stove to low flame and cover the pan with a lid.
      Cover the pan with a lid
    3. Wait and let it boil on low flame for about 30 minutes. It is possible for the potatoes to get boiled even before 30 minutes. So, it is important to keep a watch and use the boiling-check test after about 20 minutes. Normally, the smaller potatoes would take less time to reach the boiling point.
    4. To check: Pork the knife in one of the Potato, if it goes in easily, it means your job is done. Else, you would need to keep it on boil for another 5 minutes.
      Check with knife to test the boiling level
      Check with knife to test the boiling level
    5. That’s it. You are done. Switch off the stove and take out the potatoes. Do not forget to peel off the skin before using them.
    6. Enjoy and do let us know if you know a better way to make these hard skin veggies soft!

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