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32 barley recipes

Last Updated : Oct 08,2019


जौ रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (barley recipes in Hindi)
જવ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (barley recipes in Gujarati)

barley recipes | 31 Indian jao recipes

barley recipe collection. Indian barley recipes. Barley is more commonly known as jau in India. It is a cereal grain, just like wheat and oats, but is considered much healthier. There are many varieties of barley available in the market and they are also sold either hulled or un-hulled. Barley can and should be used as a replacement of rice due to its health benefits.

Barley is slightly chewy in texture and nutty in taste. The time to cook barley varies according to whether the grain has the outer shell removed or no. Barley may require soaking before cooking to fasten the cooking process.

Healthy Barley Recipes

Barley and Moong Dal KhichdiBarley and Moong Dal Khichdi

Barley, or Jau, is a grain that should be incorporated in everyone's diet. Not only does it really help in losing weight due to its high fiber content, it also helps combat diseases like cancer and diabetes. See here for detailed benefits of barley.  As I already mentioned, you can replace rice with barley. Barley Vegetable Khichdi is the perfect recipe to experiment like this. With different vegetables and tadka but the same cooking method, no one would realize that they are not eating rice! If you don’t want to go the extra mile, you can simply make Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi.

Mushroom Barley Soup RecipeMushroom Barley Soup Recipe

Just plain Barley Water can also do wonders for you. It not only aids digestion but is also great for those with a sensitivity to food. Soups too are a great way to pack in some health. Mushroom Barley Soup, a flavorful, clear soup with hints of onions and garlic, will make you forget all mushroom soups!

Barley Recipes for Snacks

Barley IdliBarley Idli

You'd be surprised when you find out the amount of stuff you can make with barley that isn’t boring! For example – Barley Idli. A twist to the south Indian classic, this dish is made with a rice, urad dal and barley batter AND stuffed with different vegetables, making it one of the most innovative snacks. Another great way snack is a Barley, Feta and Spinach Salad! The nuttiness of barley combined with the saltiness of feta cheese and crunchy vegetables makes for a perfect evening snack.

Hope you liked this collection of Vegetarian Barley Recipes. Scroll below for the best barley recipes!



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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 ing ....
Here's an easy way to have a healthy accompaniment to your main course. Barley has been used to enhance the fibre content and sweet corn gives a crispy texture to the salad. The red and yellow capsicum and spring onions add colour to the dish and make it extremely appealing to the eye.
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
There is no better way to end a busy day, than with a bowl of khichdi and curds. However, those who suffer from acidity often have to stay away from rice-based khichdi. However, you can have this Barley Vegetable Khichdi instead, because barley is more stomach-friendly. The veggies give the khic ....
Life can be tough without comforting khichdi to keep you company! One of the homeliest of meals, khichdi is satiating and soothing to the palate. Here’s an innovative twist, we have used fibre-rich barley to make this khichdi. A good replacement for rice, barley combines very well with moong d ....
Can something be soothing and peppy at the same time? Yes! In this unique Coconut Barley Soup, coconut milk, milk and barley provide a soothing base, while pungent ginger, garlic and green chillies provide a spicy touch enhanced by the lemon grass and spring onions. This zesty soup is made more sump ....
The ideal way to start an Italian meal, this soup is loaded with health and taste. Fibre-rich barley is a key ingredient in this soup while the use of vegetable stock and other veggies enhances its health profile. Red chilli flakes spice up the soup, but always add it at the end lest the soup ....
Name the texture, name the flavour, and you are sure to find it in this exciting salad. From cucumber for a juicy crunch, and kabuli chana for a mealy touch, to barley and mushrooms for chewiness and sun-dried tomatoes for tang, this Salads features a wide assort ....
Time to warm your soul and rejuvenate your body with this wholesome, vitamin-loaded Vegetable Broth with Yeast Marmite. A delight to behold and a pleasure to sip on, this healthy broth is chock-full of nutrients from assorted veggies. The yeast extract gives a nice taste and vitamin B to the bro ....
Homemade Strained Barley Water is often recommended as part of a clear fluid diet for those recovering from surgery as they have an intolerance for food. It is also useful for those suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea as it provides them with water soluble nutrients. Sipping on barley wate ....
Idli is the first dish that comes to mind when one thinks of South Indian cuisine. Not without reason – this easy-to-digest and wholesome dish is perfect to have at any time of the day, for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner. Barley Idli is a modifie ....
Salads are a boon for health conscious people. Easy and quick to make, they are tasty and bursting with good health. A scrumptious salad like the Barley Feta and Spinach Salad is filling enough to make a healthy snack. Cooked barley is combined with feta cheese cubes, juicy greens and crunchy ve ....
Mixed Sprouts and Barley Soup is a combination of two different types of proteins – mixed sprouts and barley – makes a complete protein-rich soup. Fondly known as the body’s building block, protein helps maintain body tissue, doing both development and repair. With lots of crunchy vegetables and nut ....
An evergreen favourite world over, this soup makes use of paneer made from low fat milk that reduces the calorie-count whereas barley, the key ingredient, perks up its fibre content. Ginger, garlic and mint add their unique flavour and add zing and spice to this soup. Barley can be used in a va ....
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