Can we make use of steaming?

Can we make use of steaming?

Yes, you can make use of steaming method for cooking food. Steaming is cooking by moist heat, Steam direct or indirect. Indirect steaming is done when the food is placed in a closed pan, which is surrounded by plenty of steam from fast boiling water or in a steamer. The food item can be protected with greaseproof paper or cloth or aluminum foil to prevent water getting into the food material.
Direct steaming is placing the article in a perforated container or on a covered plater over a source of water.

Basic Rules:-

  1. Only suitable food items sbould be steamed, as it is cooked slowly. Green vegetables are not suitable as thet lose colour.
  2. Root vegetables includingpotatoes must be placed on perforated try that will alow condensed steam to circulate and cook them.
  3. It is a good method for invalids as the steamed foods are easily digested. Mourishment and flavour are retained in the food and usually the food cannot be easily overcooked.