Friday, July 22, 2011

Tempered and Spiced Barley with Potato and Peas

Hello Friends,


Here is just a creation to mix few things and the idea to eat something other than whole wheat and rice that we normally do on regular basis as part of Indian lunch/dinner. It tasted great and we all loved it. It was healthy and filling too :)


Tempered and Spiced Barley with Potato and Peas
Ingredients
Pearl Barley - 1 cup (washed and soaked overnight or for at least 4-6 hours)
Green Peas - 1 cup
Onion - 1 cup
Tomato - 1 cup
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Chopped Cilantro - 1/4 cup for garnishing
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Preparation
  • Drain soaked barley and cook with plenty of water (fill it till about 2 inches above barley) in a pressure cooker for about 20 minutes till barley is well cooked (not al dente) with a pinch of salt. You can also do an open pot cooking or slow cooking method, whichever you prefer.
  • Once cooked, drain the barley and keep aside.
  • In a non-stick pan or wok, add oil and once hot, add mustard and cumin seeds.
  • Once they are spluttering, add onion and ginger-garlic paste.
  • Fry till onion is golden brown.
  • Add potato, peas, tomato and all dry spices (along with salt) and cover and cook till potato and peas are done.
  • Remove the cover and mix in barley along with chopped cilantro and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • At this point, on you preference, feel free to add a tbsp of lemon juice or chat masala or anything you want to spike it up :)
Serving
Serve it with some plain yogurt or raita.


Sending this to Anu's Healthy Fiber and Protein Rich Whole Grains event.


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

37 comments:

Nitha said...

Healthy n interesting one. Never tried barley though

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy recipe...looks colorful and delicious..

CinnamonNChillies said...

This looks really yummy!! Thanks for sharing this idea. Gonna try it soon!

Priti said...

Healthy n delicious .....

Priti said...

Healthy n delicious ...gud one

ANU said...

very nice and healthy barley recipe.....

You can send in your post to my ongoing event if you would like to:
http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/06/event-july-healthy-fiber-and-protein.html

Rani acharyulu said...

Healthy and new delicious recipe,i never tried barley like this,good recipe.I will try soon....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very yummy and nutritious preparation. Lovely dish.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

aipi said...

I have seen quite a few really awesome barley based recipes like this one n I think its about time to get some barley n cook it :)
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Sobha Shyam said...

healthy dish, new to me, bowl looks inviting..

divya said...

Mouthwatering recipe. Looks delicious and tempting.

harini-jaya said...

healthy one pot meal !!

Latha said...

Looks healthy and delicious.

Nupur Mehra said...

Interesting Recipe.. Will try soon . :)

Chaitanya said...

healthy and delicious
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Suma Gandlur said...

Very unique one pot meal.

sushma said...

I have never made anything with Barley. This looks very good...will give it a try!!

Pushpa said...

Healthy and delicious preparation.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

thanks for the recipe dear,Luks so delicious...

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely and colorful meal.

Mugdha said...

healthy , colorfull and yumm..:)

Treat and Trick said...

Looks so good and healthy! Time to add barley in my diet...

Junia said...

barley has such great flavor! healthy meal bursting with flavor here :)

PriyaVaasu said...

Very healthy and colorful recipe Priya!!!

Nithu said...

Healthy and yummy recipe. Bookmarked.

Reeni said...

Spicy delicious Priya! And it looks like comforting too - like something to have on a rainy night.

Torviewtoronto said...

healthy delicious way to have barley looks wonderful
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sonu said...

i havent cook anything with barley yet,but if im going to use it in future this will be the first dish..trust me this looks absoloute mouthwatering !

Kaveri said...

Must try this yummy and healthy dish

Ananda Rajashekar said...

how healthy looks yum!

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Very healthy and interesting recipe.

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Very healthy and interesting recipe.

Sushma Mallya said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

Plateful said...

I've never cooked with the nutritious barley and this looks way too tempting and delicious!

Joanne said...

Barley is one of my favorite grains and you're really made it fun with these seasonings!

Rajani said...

Looks really good!

Pavithra said...

Way too tempting and healthy too .. I love barley and love this recipe a lot.

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