Easy, Fluffy Tsubu and Koshi An In a Pressure Cooker

Easy, Fluffy Tsubu and Koshi An In a Pressure Cooker

A quick recipe in a pressure cooker. Adding baking soda will make the red beans fluffy. There's also a recipe for a very easy "koshi-an" recipe.


Dried azuki beans
250 g
80 g
a small amount
Baking soda
1 pinch


1. Boil the azuki beans 2-3 times (discard the boiling water).
2. Add the red beans, water (enough to cover the beans) and baking soda into a pressure cooker. Turn the heat on to high heat with lid on.
3. When the pressure cooker has pressurized, reduce to medium heat and cook for 25 minutes. Then turn the heat off.
4. Drain the red beans into a bowl, using a sieve. Remove the paste at the bottom of bowl, but discard the top layer of water.
5. Put the boiled red bean, paste and sugar into a pot, turn the heat on to low to simmer slowly.
6. When it is cooked, season with salt, it's done.
7. Red beans paste: Put all into a food processor, then it will become red beans paste style.

Story Behind this Recipe

You can make anko in an hour by using a pressure cooker.