Monday, July 26, 2010

Jau Ki Ghaat - जौ की घाट (Barley and Yogurt Raita / Drink)

Hello friends,


The name could be a surprising one. Yes, this is what we call something that you may know as "Barley Raita". The process is also very different from what you may have known or eaten from.


This is a very authentic Rajasthani preparation which I obviously learnt from my SIL, Manju didi. It is such a wonderful and great thing for this summer season as it cools you down. You also may notice that I am calling it as a drink and that is because it is actually drunk just like that in villages to cope up with all the heat from deserts of Rajasthan.


The preparation is actually very simple, but it is not done in few minutes. I mean the whole cooking time is just few minutes, but it is done over a period of time, actually overnight, so to speak. So, without further delay, here is the recipe.


Jau Ki Ghaat - जौ की घाट (Barley and Yogurt Raita / Drink)


Ingredients
Jau (Pearl Barley) - 3 tbsp
Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Chaas (Buttermilk) - 1 cup
Dahi (Yogurt) - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup
Bhuna Jeera (Roasted Cumin Powder) - a pinch per serving
Lal Mirch (Red Chili) Powder - a pinch per serving, optional, only if you like
Salt - as per taste
Preparation
  • Take barley in a blender and blend it to a coarse powder.
  • Take one cup water, add chopped sliced onion and salt and let the water come to boil.
  • Add one cup buttermilk to coarse barley powder made in first step. 
  • Add this buttermilk / barley mix  to the above boiling water and mix well.
  • Keep stirring till it starts boiling (about 4-5 min.) or else the mix will start to curdle.
  • Boil for another 5-6 min. The mixture will become slightly thicker.
  • Turn off the heat and let it sit overnight (no need to put it in fridge). Just let it be there on the counter. It will become even thicker kind of like thick rice pudding.
  • Add yogurt to this ghat in the morning and mix well.
  • Sprinkle roasted cumin powder and red chili powder in individual serving cups or glasses.
  • If you want to drink it (it will be chunky, but I like chunky drinks), you may want to make it little thinner than if you are eating it in a cup.
Serving
Serve it as a side dish with roti or rice. It can be simply eaten in a bowl separately in the morning in place of breakfast as guess what it has whole food, veggie and dairy all that we usually eat for breakfast. Or, as I mentioned above, just fill your glass with it and just drink it up like a savory yogurt drink :)


Did you notice something else as well, this dish doesn't have any fat in it, I mean nothing obvious like oil or butter :)


I am sending this to CWF : Barley event started and hosted by Kiran, Side Dish Showdown: Anything Goes of Cinnamon Girl
Side Dish Showdown Blogger Event   



Also sending this to Side Dishes from India event of Suma.




That's all for now. Take care till next post.

40 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

Nice cooling drink

RV said...

Very healthy and chilling recipe for this summer...

Guna's kitchen said...

yummy... luks delicious and creamy..nice combo.. never tried.. will try dis.. thnx 4 sharing

Mythreyee said...

barley in yogurt is a very recipe for me. pearl barley is added to my grocery list now. thanks for the recipe.

Shriya said...

Nice recipe and adding barley is definitely healthy. Love it.

Kiran said...

Barley raita looks very delicious.
Thank you forsending this to CWF:Barley event.

Sushma Mallya said...

Very unique kind of raitha,looks so yum

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wonderful n healthy treat to the tummy....simply yum n delicious..heard abt it...never tried...bookmarked....very creative priya

Swathi said...

Barely raita looks delicious wonderful nice one.

Richa said...

Very new for me......good one priya for hot summer days...bookmarked it.

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks tasty

SS blogs here said...

Interesting and unusual drink. Like all the background info you have here too!

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks tasty

sangeeta said...

This is just fantastic , healthy and whole food......desi style cereal in the morning.

My sis in Gwalior learnt about it n she makes it often now , i never made it as i felt i use barley already in many ways.......but now after seeing this i can't stop myself...

i love the traditional simple fair...thanks for this.

Jay said...

This is really a new recipe for me. It seems healthy n delicious dear.

Satya said...

yummy n healthy raita ...very new to me ...bookmarked ..will surely try it

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Krishnaveni said...

i love curd with anything, looks so good

Madhavi said...

This is new for me, looks good and nice recipe!!!

Priya said...

Healthy and very new raita, looks fantastic Priya..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

dear just the same tips u knw... a little brainwash..moisture is the enemy for wadas.1)try n soak sago overnight and just sprinkle some splashes of water just enough to level the sago.the next morning sago wil b totally dry and fluffed up..2)dont overboil potatoes,just boil them til they r 80%cooked...remaining wil cook in oil,i sumtimes bake the potatoes just so tht theres no moisture @ all.3)the oil shld b medium hot while frying 4)mix & make the dough when u r ready to fry.dont mix and keep the dough for long...hope this helps my darling...

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks great..creamy and delicious.

simply.food said...

What an interesting raita, I have come tried anything like this before.Thanks for sharing such unique recipe.

Latha said...

Refreshing and healthy drink.

aipi said...

nutritious n refreshing..i bet it is easy on your stomach as well.. i like any kind of raita..

Preeti Kashyap said...

Wow..this is so new to me!

Gulmohar said...

Delicious..sure this would take out all the summer heat from your body..a real cooler

Panchpakwan said...

Helathy and cooling raita for summer...

VineelaSiva said...

Priya the dish looks very yummy never tried anything with barley but bookmark this when i will buy the barley.

Reshmi said...

looks yummy... hey there is a award for you in my blog.. do collect it..

Sanjeeta kk said...

Very refreshing and healthy treat.

PranisKitchen said...

this is a nice way of using the barley .. i can say its a healthy raitha.good one priya

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Adding barley has made this raita more healthy and delicious
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Vegetarian Zest said...

This is very healthy.

Sweet Artichoke said...

It looks like a delicious & healthy breakfast!

Nitha said...

This is so new to me...wud be great food for this summer..

Akila said...

Wow.. What a raitha..

Really looks awesome...

this is my first visit to your blog and its really very nice...

When you get time,do visit my blog and by the way I would like to invite you to participate in the events CID-2010 and DNSW: A by sending your special recipes.

Thanks

Cinnamon Girl said...

This is so different with barley in it! But in a good way. Bet it's delicious! Thanks for sending it to the Showdown - it will be a great addition.

Harman said...

nice n healthy!

The Housewife said...

Mmm.. this would be so refreshing for our LA heat! Such a unique recipe!

GourmayMasala said...

I didn't know Barley was used in so many different ways in Rajasthani's cuisine! I am learning a lot from your blog. Will definitely be making this raita soon.

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