Wednesday, July 15, 2009

barley in a khichri



This is my multigrain soup in a khichri avatar. Barley khichdi with loads of vegetables. Creamier in texture and has that distinct flavor of asafoetida and garlic fried in ghee...something which is sure to satisfy an Indian soul...

I made this khichri quickly in a pressure cooker.

Dunked 1/4 cup of soaked barley, 1 tbsp of whole green mung , 1 tbsp of masoor daal, chopped veggies....french beans, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes and onions almost 1/4 cup each. Everything goes into the cooker along with salt and turmeric powder and boiled up to one whistle.

A tadka to do after it cools down. Just heat a tsp of ghee with a small pinch of asafoetida, a tsp of cumin seeds and 2 cloves of garlic chopped.....till the garlic turns pink...........remove from heat,add half a tsp of red chilly powder, wait for a moment till the chilly gets mixed up.

Now pour this into the cooked khichdi and serve immediately........and yes ..this recipe of khichri is enough to serve two...


12 comments:

  1. wow!easy&healthy...loved this khichadi dear...

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  2. I love khichadi, adding barley makes it even more healthier..

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  3. I don't have barley will omit that and make this.

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  4. How do you get such wonderful ideas.!!

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  5. How do u get such wonderful idea.. amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Mmm unique idea! Looks yummy!

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  7. A kichidi with barley seems so innovative. I will try it soon for a simple dinner:)

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  8. very much healthy to add barley....looks delicious

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  9. thanks all of you.....
    @SJ...it can be made with daliya or brown rice for an equally healthy alternative....hope you know now what is daliya.
    @ viki...dear i usually have it for breakfast...sounds unusual but that is the only meal i eat alone so it's easier to eat this kind of stuff if you like to have it daily...my husband usually likes sweet things for breakfast n i like savory....moreover when we take lunch n dinner together we eat similar things then.

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  10. Flavor amazing ! Healthy very tasty .

    Thanks for shring your recipe:)


    Have a wonderful Day !!!

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  11. great and healthy soup By the way I changed my site address to https://chowandchatter.blogspot.com
    To match the name ! Love Rebecca

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  12. haa..Barley seems to be ur fav dearie..n I say I love this version more than soup.It looks so appealing..:)

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