This is the new technique of cooking i learnt from the group United By Food in Facebook. Mr.Ramakrishnan has revolutionized cooking by inventing this method.
I am posting the explanation given by Ramakrishnan sir, for a clear understanding.
OPOS is the simplest cooking technique on earth. It uses One pot and all cooking is done at One Shot. No steps, sequences or supervision required. OPOS seeks to unchain you from the stove, make cooking drudgery free and empower anyone to cook confidently.
All OPOS recipes listed here are just a list of ingredients followed by a very brief cooking method. Learn one, and you have learnt them all.
Cooking method 1: Pressure cook.
Cooking method 2: Blend all.
Cooking method 3: Mix all.
Why OPOS ?
OPOS is Green. One vessel to wash.
OPOS is Clean. Hygienic by design.
OPOS is Fast. 10 mins to fresh food.
OPOS is Liberating. No supervision.
OPOS is Healthy. Less oil used. More nutrients retained.
OPOS is Consistent. Same results every time.
OPOS is Flexible. Cook your way!
… but be warned ! OPOS is Addictive. There is no going back !
Is OPOS just a fancy name for something we have always been doing ?
One Pot cooking is what we have always been doing. The emphasis here is on One Shot. It is One Shot that unchains you from the stove.Those recipes are exceedingly rare. OPOS makes possible cooking a complete feast in a single shot.
OPOS is all about Themes. Themes are universal. Each cuisine interprets the same theme with local ingredients into local recipes. Each OPOS theme is a template for a huge number of recipes you can easily cook up by just varying the building blocks.
What equipment do I need ?
A small pressure cooker, an Induction stove, a stick blender, measuring cups and spoons, a knife, a cutting board, grater & peeler. That’s all the ‘kitchen’ you will ever need. All OPOS recipes you see below are designed to be cooked with just these and nothing more.
So how do i start this?
Basically you need a 2 litre pressure cooker (Preferably stainless steel). All my recipes to be posted are done in a 2 litre cooker and an Induction stove. The quantity is for 2 people. Once you get the hang of the method, you can double or triple the recipe and try the same in a bigger pressure cooker.
Can i use a gas stove if i don’t have an induction stove?
Yes you can, but you need to do something called a standardizing test in your 2 litre pressure cooker. Pour 1/4 cup measured water in the 2 litre pressure cooker, close the lid put the weight immediately, keep it in small size burner or medium size burner and keep it in high flame. Start your mobile timer, Check if you get the whistle in 1 minute or max 1.5 mins in high flame or 1st whistle within 3 mins in medium flame. If you get it in that time,switch it off and you are good to try the OPOS recipes. Certain recipes suited the medium burner in gas stove certain food stuff got burnt. So depending on the recipes, you can choose to keep it in small burner or medium burner after your trial and error methods. But the standard equipment works the best i.e An Induction stove.
Will update more about this technique as we go.
And i wish to thank Ramakrishnan sir for introducing me and many of us to this wonderful method of cooking.
Here are some screenshots from Mr.Ramakrishnan’s journal for a clear understanding.
Please post all your doubts and queries!