Vegetables can be sliced, boiled and roasted, but for the ultimate vegetable garden experience, try steaming them for a short period of time.
A new invention in the vegetable steaming market is the vegetable slicer.
The technology, called the Vegetable Styler, allows the use of vegetable-based cooking oils for cooking.
It is made of an aluminum foil that allows the cooking oil to penetrate into the vegetables, which can then be cooked on top of the oil.
The food is then steamed and eaten.
The vegetable slicers can be purchased at many grocery stores, or you can buy them online.
While the vegetable-oil steamer is a new invention, the idea of steaming vegetables is well known, according to the experts.
It comes down to taste, the experts said.
“There are a lot of recipes on the Internet where you have to peel the vegetables and put them on a plate.
But what if you had a steamer that would let you peel the leaves without burning them?” says Virender Ghosh, executive director of Food Innovation at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
According to Ghosh and other experts, it is better to cook vegetables on a non-stick, non-flammable surface.
“If you have a hot stove, it will heat the food up, but if you have the vegetable styler on your stovetop, you can put it in the oven,” he said.
Ghosh said that the vegetable oil can be cooked for up to three days.
The idea of cooking on the stovetop is a very appealing option, but the experts caution that it is not a good option if you are a vegetarian.
“It’s really difficult to cook with vegetable oils on a stove.
Even if you want to cook for a couple of hours, the heat will be too high, and you’ll burn the oil,” said Ghosh.
“A non-stove-top vegetable steamed food is very difficult to eat.
And the food doesn’t have any flavour or texture,” said Arun Kumar, director of food innovation at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
Another problem with using a nonstick or nonflammability surface for cooking is that it makes the cooking more expensive.
“You are paying a higher price for the oil and time,” said Kumar.
This is not the case for vegetable steams.
“We can make a vegetable steam for Rs.30-35 per kilo, which is a fraction of the price of a normal stove-top cooking,” said G. Rajendra, president, Bharat Forge Ltd., a Delhi-based food manufacturing company.
“But we can also make a steaming system for Rs 50,000-60,000 per kg, which makes it very affordable.”
Vegetable stylers are a good alternative to other steaming devices, said Ghos, adding that you can also steam vegetables on your grill for a quick and tasty dinner.
The vegetables can also be steamed for a few minutes on a flat surface, such as a baking sheet.
“With this method, you do not have to buy an electric steamer,” he added.