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Instant Pot Sabudana Khichdi - Sago Khichdi

This Instant Pot Sabudana Khichdi - Sago Khichdi is a quick and simple recipe that can be ready in under 15 minutes! In essence, the key to this recipe is that the sabudana needs to be soaked for 4 hours.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 cups sabudana

    (rinsed and soaked in 1.5 cups water for 4 hours)
  • 1/2 cup raw or roasted unsalted skinless peanuts  (ground in a blender)
  • 2 yukon gold potatoes (diced into 1/2 inch cubes, approximately 2 cups chopped)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp salt (divided)
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp oil (divided)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 6 serrano peppers (small) (1 tbsp chopped hari mirch)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped (dhainya ke patte)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 tbsp water



  • Rinse the sabudana well a few times. Next, Place the sabudana in a medium mixing bowl along with the 1.5 cups water, cover, and let stand for 4 hours.
  • When you are ready to cook, peel, rinse and chop the potatoes into ½ inch cubes. Place them in a microwave safe bowl, add ½ tsp salt, and ½ tbsp oil. Mix well. Cover the potatoes and cook them in the microwave for 3 minutes. Take them out, stir, mix well and cook them again for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Additionally, if you dont have roasted peanuts, roast the peanuts in the microwave for 1 minute. Take them out, mix them and roast them again for an additional minute. If they still smell raw you can cook them for an additional 30 seconds. Using a grinder, grind the peanuts coarsely for about 5 to 8 seconds. Make sure they are not ground super fine. If you are using roasted peanuts, just grind them directly.
  • Drain water from the sabudana in a colander. Make sure there is no water residue and it is completely drained. In a mixing bowl, mix together the drained sabudana, 1 tsp salt, potatoes, and crushed roasted peanuts.  


  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Add 2 tbsp oil.
  • When the oil is hot add in cumin seeds and serrano peppers.
  • When the cumin seeds splutter add in sabudana, potato, and peanut mix. Furthermore, add in 1.5 tbsp water. Mix well and make sure nothing in stuck to the bottom.
  • Press cancel. Close the lid and select manual/high pressure for 0 minutes. When done quick release the pressure and open the lid right away. Garnish with lemon juice and cilantro.
  • Finally, transfer it to a serving bowl and serve hot.
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