Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jau Ki Khichdi - जौ की खिचड़ी (Indian Curried Barley)

Hello friends,


Here is another new process I tried that I haven't tried before. I have never made this dish before and thanks to Kiran's CWF : Barley event which inspired me to make this. I am sure some of you must already be making it, but for me it was a new creation, so to say :)


Jau Ki Khichdi - जौ की खिचड़ी (Indian Curried Barley)


Ingredients
Jau (Pearl Barley) - 1 cup (washed and soaked in warm water for 2 hours)
Mixed Veggies - 1.5 cups (I used frozen mix of peas, carrots and corn)
Onion - 1.5 cups, sliced
Green Chilies - 2 or 3, finely chopped, per your liking
Ginger - 1 inch piece, grated
Butter - 3 tbsp
Water - 6 cups
Dry Masala Powders
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) - 1 tsp
Lal Mirch (Red Chili) Powder - 1/2 tsp
MDH Kitchen King Masala - 3 tsp (if you do not have these, feel free to use a blend of cumin/coriander/garam masala per your liking)
Salt - as per taste
Preparation

  • Wash and soak barley for 2 hours
  • Take a cooker or heavy bottomed pan and add butter to it.
  • When butter has melted, add onion, drained barley and ginger and fry till onions become translucent (about 5 min.).
  • Now, add veggies and all dry masalas and fry for another 3 minutes.
  • Add water, mix well and cook for 35-40 min. or till well cooked. I used a cooker and it took 35 min. for the perfect consistency.
  • After removing the lid, wait for about 5 min. before serving.

Serving
Serve this at lunch/dinner as a main dish (with yogurt or pickle or chips) or even as a side dish with anything else you are serving for lunch/dinner.


Along with CWF : Barley event, I am also sending this to Side Dish Showdown: Anything Goes of Cinnamon Girl and Two for Tuesdays.
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That's all for now. Take care till next post.

31 comments:

Satya said...

khichidi looks awesome ...interesting combo ...healthy too ,very creative dish priya .. u rocks

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

very innovative try priya...looks simply awesome n healthy...

nivedita said...

Hi
Its new to me, as I never tried anything with barley other than barley water and beer!! :-)

Sushma Mallya said...

Would love to use barley this spicy way...looks so good...

Kiran said...

Delicious curried barley.Nice pic.

Umm Mymoonah said...

looks delicious Priya, i have never tried something like this before, very creative.

Krishnaveni said...

delicious dish with barley, healthy and yummy

Christy said...

I love spicy - this looks like something we will love. Thanks for linking to Two for Tuesday Blog Hop!

girlichef said...

Curried Barley!? YUM! Although I'd never really imagined putting curry with barley...I totally want to try some now...sounds simple, warming and delicious! I'm so happy you joined in Two for Tuesdays this week...hope to see you again!! =) ~Heather

Yummy Team said...

Interesting dish with barley..Very healthy and sounds tasty too..

Swathi said...

Nice curried barely Priya. Looks good.

GayathriRaj said...

Hey thats so nice dish...wonderful.....looking very nice....and that with healthy barley too....

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I never ever cooked with barley before. I should as this looks delicious Priya! Thanks for sending it to the Showdown!

Priya said...

Fantastic and filling curried barley, sounds very easy and healthy Priya..

VineelaSiva said...

The curried barley looks very yummy.Never tried anything with barley.

PS said...

nice click priya, cooking with barley is entirely new to me.. will give it a try..your kichidi looks yummy..

aipi said...

totally new 2 me.. never cooked with barley.. will give it a try :-)

Susan said...

Barley? I never, ever would have expected barley. Very nice, Priya.

(P.S. - You will have mail sometime tonight. ; ))

Bethany said...

I've just started using barley, but I don't always know what to do with it. This recipe sounds great! I'll definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing it with us all at Two for Tuesdays blog hop.

priya said...

Never cooked with Barley! Very new recipe,Looks yummy!

sowmya's creative saga said...

a very good recipe..

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

I never cooked barley curry...always used it in kichda or haleem. Tis is a good one.

veena krishnakumar said...

never cooked barley. this looks so delicious and inviting. i am off to the store now to get BARLEY. thanks priya. this is a wonderful recipe

Vegetarian Zest said...

This recipe of yours look very healthy.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

never made this kichidi, looks mouthwateringly delicious

Preeti Kashyap said...

This looks lovely! Never heard or tasted of this dish!

Pari said...

Hi Priya, that's a very innovative recipe dear.
I have answered ur querry at my space.

SS blogs here said...

Very interesting khichdi! I have not cooked with jau so far. Good to see this recipe. Cheers!

PJ said...

Looks tempting.I have never used barley like this before.Must try this ..Bookmarked..

the clark clan said...

Hi Priya and welcome to the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! My uncle by marriage is from Dehli and as a child I fell in love with the great food served at his home! I love barley because it is so soothing to the stomach and this recipe looks great! I am following your blog now. Thanks again! Alex@amoderatelife

Butterpoweredbike said...

Barley was one of my favorite after school snacks as a kid. But it never looked this yummy! Thank you so much for joining us at Two for Tuesdays.

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