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A strainer is filled with cooked sorghum on the table
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5 from 9 votes

How To Cook Sorghum

Here are three methods to cook sorghum millet. Choose your best one and start cooking the gluten-free millet.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free, Gluten free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 63kcal



Stovetop method

  • In a medium saucepan, add sorghum to water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and let cook for approximately 1 hour or until the sorghum is tender. Stir occasionally, add more water if needed.
    Drain any remaining liquid and serve.

Pressure cooker method

  • Soak the sorghum overnight and rinse them well. Add 2 ½ cup water to soaked and drained sorghum. Place the pot inside the pressure cooker and cook for up to 5 whistles.
    Then switch off the heat and let it sit until the pressure is released.

Instant pot method

  • Place the rinsed sorghum inside the inner pot, add 2 ½ cup water, salt and ½ teaspoon of oil (optional) and cover with a lid and cook for 30- 35 minutes under high pressure.
    Wait for the Natural Pressure Release (NPR), which is when the silver button on the lid drops.
  • Drain the sorghum into a small sieve colander. Rinse it well and fluff with a fork.


  • I suggest you soak the sorghum millet at least 4 hours prior to cook.
  • Addition of salt while cooking is optional. you could also add it after it's cooked.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg