Barley Khichdi

Barley Khichdi

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Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive.

An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ingredients like cumin seeds and green chillies give the Barley Khichdi a soothing and lingering flavour. This satiating dish is loaded with antioxidants that help to fight free radicals and increase your immunity, as well as abundant fibre that helps to cleanse your system and lose weight as well. Enjoy the Barley Khichdi hot and fresh.

Barley Khichdi recipe - How to make Barley Khichdi

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1/2 cup barley (jau) , washed and drained
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped green capsicum
1/2 cup chopped red capsicum
1/2 cup chopped yellow capsicum
1/2 cup chopped zucchini (unpeeled)
1/2 cup small broccoli florets
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
3 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Combine the barley and 1½ cups water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the all remaining vegetables and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the cooked barley, green chillies, little salt and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy110 cal
Protein3.5 g
Carbohydrates17.7 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium9.6 mg
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Barley Khichdi
 on 05 Oct 19 04:41 PM

Tarla Dalal
06 Oct 19 10:25 AM
   Varsha, delighted you liked the recipe. Thanks for the feedback.
Barley Khichdi
 on 26 Sep 19 02:17 PM

Was really good and didn''t expect this taste from barley..added peanuts and sprouted horse gram for more nutritious version... could add any veggies as per availability and taste
Tarla Dalal
26 Sep 19 02:21 PM
   Yes, this recipe is awesome and we make it at home also for many years. Good to see you invent on the recipe.
Barley Khichdi
 on 11 Jun 19 08:54 PM

Tarla Dalal
14 Jun 19 02:53 PM
   Namita, thanks for the feedback.
Barley Khichdi
 on 07 Mar 18 04:56 PM

am I suppose to soak barley over nite ?
Barley Khichdi
 on 19 Sep 17 07:00 AM

Very tasty..
Tarla Dalal
19 Sep 17 08:54 AM
   Hi Saloni, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them... Happy Cooking !!
Barley Khichdi
 on 19 Feb 17 01:18 AM

Awesome receipe. Food was yummy. Thanks for sharing
Tarla Dalal
20 Feb 17 05:25 PM
   Thank you Lakshmikanth and very glad to hear that. Do try more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
Barley Khichdi
 on 08 Sep 15 11:49 AM

Barley is the perfect whole grain where your glycemic index remains low compared to having rice. The recipe is very tasty and excellent for anyone who wants to stay lean.