Eggless Pistachio Cardamom Cake Recipe (Pressure Cooker Method)

Many fans and friends have asked me to post the pressure cooker method of baking the cake. So I decided to bake a pumpkin cake today as it is a Halloween tomorrow. But my luck is bad, I did not get canned pumpkin or fresh good quality pumpkin in the market today. So I changed my mind to bake a Eggless Pistachio cardamom Cake. A very simple and yummy cake, easy to bake. I personally love the texture of the pressure cooker cake than the oven cake. The cake has come out superb soft and spongy and it tastes dainty. Now lets see the procedure to bake this cake in pressure cooker.

Eggless Pistachio Cardamom Cake Recipe (Pressure Cooker Method)
Eggless Pistachio Cardamom Cake Recipe (Pressure Cooker Method)

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time35 mins

Eggless Pistachio Cardamom Cake Recipe (Pressure Cooker Method)
Eggless Pistachio Cardamom Cake Recipe (Pressure Cooker Method)

All Purpose Flour1.25 Cups**
Cardamom Powder1 teaspoon
Baking Powder1 teaspoon
Sugar3/4 cup
Baking Soda1/4 teaspoon
Pistachios1/2 Cup + 1 tablespoon
Yogurt1/3 Cup
Milk3/4 Cup
Oil1/2 Cup
Salt**2 Cup
Green food Colour (Optional) a Pinch

* 1 cup = 250ml
** salt is for adding to the cooker. If you have an aluminium cooker, you don't need salt. You can heat up empty cooker itself. For other models please use salt or sand.
Eggless Pistachio Cardamom Cake Recipe (Pressure Cooker Method)
Eggless Pistachio Cardamom Cake Recipe (Pressure Cooker Method)


  1. Like oven, first we need to pre-heat the pressure cooker. For that we need to add 2 cups of fine salt or crystal salt to the cooker. Make sure the cooker is dry completely before adding salt. Keep a small bowl in the center of the cooker and keep the flame in medium and close the lid. We don't need to put the weight. Take a round or rectangular vessel and grease it with oil or butter and keep it ready. Also in 1 teaspoon of milk,add the green food color and kept it aside. This is optional. Just to give a light green color to the cake, I have added the food color.

  2. Grind the pistachios to a fine powder. Take a mixing bowl. Sieve the maida, baking powder, baking salt and cardamom powder and add it to the mixing bowl. 

  3. Take another mixing bowl and add oil and sugar. Beat the sugar well till it is creamy. Add yogurt to the sugar mixture and mix well. 

  4. Now slowly add the sieved flour and fold gently with the wet ingredients. Then, add the milk and make it like a batter. 

  5. Add the green food colour mixed with milk and gently fold it. To the cake batter, add the pistachio powder and fold it gently. 

  6. Add broken pistachios and fold it. Now our cake batter is ready. 

  7. Pour this cake batter to the greased vessel. Gently tap it to get rid of air bubbles. Keep this inside the pressure cooker on top of the small bowl which we have already kept. Make sure the vessel is in center of the cooker and doesn't touch the bottom of the cooker. If the cake vessel touches the bottom of the cooker, the cake will get burnt. 

  8. Close the lid and allow the cake to bake for 5 minutes in the medium flame. After 5 minutes, keep the flame low and cook the cake for 20-25 minutes. Check the cake in 20 minutes. Insert a tooth pick to check if it comes clean. Then switch off the flame. Carefully remove the baked cake and keep it aside to cool for sometime

  9. After the cake gets cooled for sometime, using a knife, loosen the edges. Then flip the vessel on a plate to remove the cake from the vessel and allow it to fully cool off. Finally make pie shaped or triangular pieces out of the cake. 

  10. Our yummy cake is now ready to Serve!
  11. Eggless Pistachio Cardamom Cake Recipe (Pressure Cooker Method)
    Eggless Pistachio Cardamom Cake Recipe (Pressure Cooker Method)

Post a Comment

Nice cake man .shall I use Tata salt or any other salt for baking?

Hi Lakshmi, We have to use 3/4th cup of sugar.

Hi Sara, any salt is ok. Even we can use crystal salt. Any low quality salt is also ok. Salt is added to prevent any damage to the cooker as we are not going to add any water.

Sure Nisha, we can very well bake it in oven. The ingredients and the process remains same except of the cooker.

Will the cooker get burnt / black if no water is added inside cooker?

Can we use other flour instead of maida..............will the taste be d same.........

We can use wheat flour its healthy but taste wise wheat flour cake is little less than maida cake :-)

I have aluminium cooker. Please tell me how much time we have to preheat empty cooker.

Hi Lakshmi, Heat the aluminium cooker in medium flame for about 5 minutes. Keep a small bowl at the center and then place the baking tray or vessel on top of it.

Thank you dear for your immediate reply.

Hi isbaking powder and baking soda both different cant we use anyone of them thats available?plz reply

Yes Subha, baking powder and baking soda are different

HI ,How long we have to preheat the steel pressure cooker?

Hi, we need to preheat for about 5 minutes in medium flame.

Hi Mam, Can the salt be re-used? I took it for next cake preparation but i accidentally used for dosa batter. Pls advice whether i can re-use the heated salt?

I have re-used it for my next cake preparation Praba. But there is nothing wrong in using heated salt.

Thank you Sowmya :)

Should the cooker gasket be removed?

Wonderful idea and great recipes. Lots of innovative ideas and dishes. Thanks so much.

Will it work the same for induction stove? If yes, what should be the power for high, med and low on a Prestige induction stove? And the relevant times for preheating and baking please.

Yes, surely will work on induction stove. Keep the power high initially and preheat the cooker. It should work. For pre-heating, generallly we keep for 15 minutes. For Baking, mostly it will take 35-45 minutes

Without water is it possible to make?

Whether my cooker ll be over burnt?

yes, if you have aluminium cooker then u can use it as it is. If it is conventional stainless steel or indanium, then we have to add 2 cups of salt or sand



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