Solar cookers come in two types: box types that are more suitable for baking the food, and concentrating (parabolic) type that works at high temperatures. Foods prepared in solar ovens keep their natural flavor and taste and retain their vitamin content. Less oil is required for cooking in the solar oven, therefore, solar oven cooked food is good for weight conscious people.
All Pakistani dishes including prathas and chapati can be prepared on concentrated type cooker in the same time interval as taken by a conventional single stove gas cooker. The method of cooking is also similar to that of conventional cooker. The cooker emits no harmful smoke to harm eyes and lungs of the cook. The cooking can be done on this cooker from 9.00 am to 3.00 p.m. on all sunny days of the year. Recently PCRET, submitted a PC-1 to (PSDP) Public Sector Development Programme, Govt of Pakistan for desemination of 10,000 parabollic solar cookers in remote of Sindh province