Cook beetroot in Instant pot

Cook beetroot in instant pot, it is the best technique to get a great texture. Makes beet fork tender and keeps most of the nutrients intact.

beetroot cooked to perfection in the electric pressure cooker

Why is instant pot or pressure cooking best for beetroot ?

How to cook beetroot in instant pot

Cook and peel OR peel and cook the beetroot?

RECIPE IDEAS TO USE BEETROOT COOKED IN INSTANT POT :

beetroot pressure cooked step by step pictures

Different cuts of beetroot and the timing.

beetroot cooking in instant pot

How to cook beetroot in Instant pot ?

Cut the ends off the beetroot. Use a peeler to peel the skin off.

Give it a very quick rinse under water and give it a minute or two for the water to dry slightly. Cut each beetroot into 4.Put it into the smaller steel container. Pour 1/4 cup water on the beet.

Switch on the instant pot . Pour a cup of water into the inner pot. Place the trivet and place the steel container over it. If you wish to cover you can or it could be left as it is.

Close the instant pot. Set it to Manual mode for 15 minutes .Turn the nozzle to sealing mode.

After 15-18 minutes vent the pressure if any and open the lid, the beet should be fork tender at this point.

Cooked beet is ready to be used in any of the recipes or it can be snacked as it is with some salt and pepper.

NOTE : the beetroot slices seen in the pic was cooked only for 7 minutes and after 7 minutes of natural pressure release the nozzle was turned to venting.

APPROXIMATE TIME FOR MEDIUM SIZE BEETROOT PIECES
5-7 minutes (cooking time) for thin pieces – After 5-7 minutes quick pressure release.
15 minutes (cooking time )for chunky pieces – After 15 -20 minutes quick pressure release.
Whole beets – 20 minutes – 20-30 minutes then release the pressure if any in there

Cook beetroot in Instant pot

Pressure cooked beetroot
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pressure release 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Instant pot / Electric pressure cooker
  • Trivet and small steel container

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 or 2 Beetroot
  • 1 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS :

  • Cut the ends off the beetroot. Use a peeler to peel the skin off.
  • Give it a very quick rinse under water and give it a minute or two for the water to dry slightly. Cut each beetroot into 4.Put it into the smaller steel container. Pour 1/4 cup water on the beet.
  • Switch on the instant pot . Pour a cup of water into the inner pot. Place the trivet and place the steel container over it. If you wish to cover you can or it could be left as it is.
  • Close the instant pot. Set it to Manual mode for 15 minutes .Turn the nozzle to sealing mode.
  • After 15-18 minutes vent the pressure if any and open the lid, the beet should be fork tender at this point.
  • Cooked beet is ready to be used in any of the recipes or it can be snacked as it is with some salt and pepper.
  • Can be used to make beet hummus, smoothie, rool ups, burgers salads etc from this blog.

Video

NOTES :

Select tender beetroot that is not mature and fibrous inside for best flavors
Remember to pick beet of same size for even cooking.
If using chopped beets cut it evenly so it cooks uniformly.
Wear a glove if you are worried of staining your fingers.

Hope you will give it a try.

Meena

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