Thursday, July 15, 2010

Barley and Masala Beetroot

  • Pearl Barley – 100 g
  • Beetroot – 1
  • Yellow onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Garlic cloves – 2
  • Red chili powder – ½ Table spoon
  • Fennel seeds – ½ Tea spoon
  • Grated coconut – 1 Table spoon
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil – 1 Table spoon
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ Tea spoon
  • Split channa dal – ¼ Tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ Teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Soak barley in water for about 4 to 5 hours. Drain soaked water and wash with fresh water. Pressure cook for about 4 to 5 whistles.
  • Coarsely grind fennel seeds with coconut and keep aside.
  •  Chop beetroot, onion, garlic cloves and tomato into small pieces.
  • In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add split channa dal and fry for few seconds.
  • Add onion and a pinch of salt. Fry until onion becomes slightly brown.
  • Add curry leaves, beetroot, tomato, red chili power and turmeric powder. Toss them well.
  • Add ground mixture, adjust salt and close the lid. Cook until it is done.
  • To this add cooked barley, toss and simmer for few minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. That is simply lovely, beautiful and mouth watering, wow, what a combo, great idea dear.

  2. Wow! you come up with nice innovative dishes with barley, looks really good.

  3. wow ,what a tempting n healthy dish ...very creative one dear ...simply superb

  4. wow ,what a creative dish ..looks awesome dear rock

  5. Very interesting recipe with barley .I do not know much recipes with barley except porridge and a few more .Thank for sharing as I really want to include barley in my cooking for its health benefits

  6. Love Barley with beetroot...Nice Idea...

  7. awesome recipe ... full of healthy ingredients.

  8. wow krishna, masala barley beetroot looks delicious. Love the color.

    First time here. You have a lovely recipe collection. Added you in my blogroll

  9. so colourful.....cute photo...nice recipe

  10. Woww dear, wat a fantastic dish, very unique and creative, also i tried ur fenugreek sprouts chutney by adding more garlic, will post my version soon in my space, thanks for sharing..

  11. wow what a pretty colour, simple and delicious but never thought of using barley till now...must be really good for health as well

  12. Very rare combo..looks so colorful...

  13. Wow wat a colourfull and delicious recipe...very tempting.

  14. வாவ்வ் வேணி ரொமப் சூப்பராகயிருக்கு...பார்லியுடன் பீட்ரூட் சேர்த்து செய்வது நன்றாகவே இருக்குமென நினைக்கிறேன்..பார்லி ரெசிபில கலக்குறீங்க....

  15. havent tried barley yet.. great combo!

  16. That looks so vibrant...very interesting recipe indeed

  17. Great combo and looks great dear...

  18. looks colorful and delicious..never tried making sabzi with beet root...this looks awesome..Have a nice weekend care!

  19. bb's looks delious liked the addition of barley good one da