Vegetable Barley Soup, Indian Style Healthy Barley Soup

Vegetable Barley Soup, Indian Style Healthy Barley Soup

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vegetable barley soup | Indian style barley soup | healthy barley soup | with step by step photos.

vegetable barley soup is a healthy bowl with soothing flavours for all health conscious people. Learn how to make healthy barley soup.

To make Indian style barley soup, heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the garlic and spring onion whites and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the carrots, masoor, barley, salt and 4½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Transfer the barley-masoor mixture in a deep non-stick pan, add the tomatoes, spring onion greens, coriander, a little salt and pepper and mix well. Bring to a boil and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

Barley is a cereal that is easily available in India. It is a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as we have done in this delicious healthy barley soup.

The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this vegetable barley soup a complete source of protein, which is otherwise lacking in a vegetarian diet.

The vegetables add plenty of colour and fibre and antioxidants to this nourishing barley soup. Carrots lend Vitamin A for vision and tomatoes add in Vitamin C and lycopene to build a healthy immune system and fight various diseases.

The sulphur compounds in spring onions make it an added boost for a healthy heart. With only 9.6 g of carbs, this barley soup qualifies as a healthy addition to a diabetic and low carb, weight loss menu too.

Tips for healthy barley soup. 1. Chop all the veggies finely to have a good mouthfeel. 2. We have used coriander as an Indian touch, but if you wish you can also use basil or celery. 3. Add freshly ground pepper towards the end to perk up this soup.

Enjoy vegetable barley soup | Indian style barley soup | healthy barley soup | with step by step photos and video below.

Vegetable Barley Soup, Indian Style Healthy Barley Soup recipe - How to make Vegetable Barley Soup, Indian Style Healthy Barley Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Vegetable Barley Soup
2 tbsp barley (jau) , soaked for 2 hours and drained
1 tsp oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions whites
1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
2 tbsp whole masoor (whole red lentil) , washed and drained
salt to taste
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onion greens
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste

Method
    Method
  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the garlic and spring onion whites and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the carrots, masoor, barley, salt and 4½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Transfer the barley-masoor mixture in a deep non-stick pan, add the tomatoes, spring onion greens, coriander, a little salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. Bring to a boil and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy61 cal
Protein2.5 g
Carbohydrates9.6 g
Fiber1.7 g
Fat1.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.7 mg
Nourishing Barley Soup (Diabetic and Cholesterol Friendly) Video by Tarla Dalal

Reviews

Nourishing Barley Soup
 on 28 May 20 03:21 AM
5

Nourishing Barley Soup
 on 01 May 20 09:34 AM
5

Hi, I would like to try but the 4th step I didn''t understand I should transfer it into pan. N should I add from up raw left veggies as said or I should give taka n the transfer the cooker barley masoor
Tarla Dalal
01 May 20 07:23 PM
   Dear Zeenat, The carrots will be pressure cooked as mentioned in step 2 and 3. After the pressure cooker has been cooled, spring onion greens and tomatoes have to be added. The reason for not adding tomatoes before pressure cooking is that they will turn mushy and the spring onions are not added before pressure cooking as they would lose their green colour. So follow the exact procedure. Also share your comments on the recipe after trials.
Nourishing Barley Soup
 on 10 Apr 20 05:34 PM
5

I am making soups and salads my summer lunch and was on the lookout for a healthy soup. This tastes wonderful. Would it be OK. To use moong?
Tarla Dalal
11 Apr 20 03:25 PM
   Yes, that would work.
Nourishing Barley Soup
 on 13 Feb 20 02:01 AM
5

Can I replace the barely with something else?
Tarla Dalal
17 Feb 20 12:31 PM
   Hi, The main ingredient in this soup is the barley, if you do not wish to add it try some other soup recipes. https://www.tarladalal.com/RecipeSearch.aspx?rec=1&term=soup
Nourishing Barley Soup
 on 22 Jan 20 09:58 PM
5

lOVELY RECIPE I REGULARLY MAKE THIS RECIPE AND EVERYONE LIKES IT
Tarla Dalal
28 Jan 20 05:28 PM
   Hi, Happy to know you have liked the recipe.. Do keep trying more recipes and give us your feedback..
પોષણદાઇ જવનું સૂપ
 on 25 Jul 19 07:26 PM
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Tarla Dalal
26 Jul 19 10:28 AM
   Rasna, happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try other recipes from our website and share with us your feedback. Happy cooking!
પોષણદાઇ જવનું સૂપ
 on 22 Jun 18 07:32 PM
5

I like your recipe very much.thanks
Tarla Dalal
23 Jun 18 08:54 AM
   Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try other recipes from our website and share with us your feedback. Happy cooking!
Nourishing Barley Soup
 on 27 Apr 15 11:09 AM
5

Barley is a whole grain which is pressure cooked so most of the nutrients are retained making it a very healthy soup. Get lean by having healthy recipes like this.