Barley Soup-Diabetes Friendly Thursday
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Healthy barley soup which could be a meal in itself.
Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
  • ½ cup barley, soaked for a couple of hours
  • 1 small carrot,
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 medium sized tomato, pureed
  • a piece of ginger, grated
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ tsp roasted cumin powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • cilantro to garnish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Wash and soak barley for a couple of hours. In a pressure cooker, heat the oil and add cumin and let it splutter. Now add grated garlic and ginger. Saute for a couple of mins and then add carrots and barley.
  2. Saute for a couple of minutes and now add tomato puree to it. Let it cook until tomato is cooked. Add salt, red chili powder, paprika and mix well.
  3. Add water and cook until the barley pearls are soft. After opening the pressure cooker, let it simmer for additional few minutes. Sprinkle cumin powder and check salt at this time. Garnish it with cilantro.
  4. Serve hot.
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