I don't have a 2 liter stainless steel cooker/ induction stove! What Should I do?

Buy them - else you need to figure out the right timings.

My cooker does not whistle!

Get it checked. Most Indian cookers whistle.

How can I scale up the recipes?

Most recipes serve 2 (otherwise mentioned in the recipe). When you scale up, cooking time varies, but whistles remain the same.

How to check my cooker?

Add 1/4C water to your 2L cooker. On high heat, first whistle comes in around 1 minute. On medium heat, it takes around 3 minutes. On details on how to do this (namely Standardising your cooker), please check out this link - What is OPOS? for a video.

Food is overcooked/ undercooked? What happened?

Reduce/ increase cooking time.

Food is burnt!?

Reduce cooking time/ add more water. Use standard equipment. Do not cook beyond 5 minutes for no water recipes.

Food has a raw smell!

Use roasted spices/ OPOS ginger garlic/ onion pastes.

Recipes do not work for me !

Check your cooker. Cook at 600W/ 1200W settings as per the recipe. If using gas/ electric stoves, check timings by heating 1/4C of water in your 2l cooker.


  • Pressure cooking is always with whistle on, right from the beginning.
  • Do not use an inner vessel/ add water, unless the recipe calls for it.
  • Preheat electric stove tops before cooking and remove cooker after cooking.
  • Safety first! Understand a recipe before attempting it !
The OPOS® methodology has been created and copyrighted by Mr. Ramakrishnan of One Page Cookbooks fame. The above content and video belongs to him and has been reproduced with permission

Recent Posts by ChefInYou

Leave a Reply

I love to hear from you! I read each and every comment, and will get back as soon as I am able to.