May 172014
 

Barley Recipe – Barley Biryani Recipe

Barley is a hunger fighter makes you full after eating. Barley has got complex carbohydrate means it releases blood sugar slowly than other carbs. This helps you to avoid ups and downs in sugar level as you get blood sugar slowly but surely and it doesn’t make you hungry giving you feeling of fullness in your stomach. Barley is full of Dietary fiber. Lets give a little twist to barley recipe by making barley biryani.

 

Barley Recipe – Barley Biryani Recipe

Barley Recipe – Barley Biryani Recipe

Hmmm, biryani without rice? Not sure to cook, huh? Trust me it tastes delicious and best for calorie control and for dieting. Lets see the recipe now, shall we?

Serves: Minimum 6-8 serving portions
Ingredients:
1 cup barley
Whole spices like 1 bay leave, 1 star anise, 2-3 cloves, 3-4 peppercorns, 1 small cinnamon stick, 3-4 green cardamoms, etc…
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
4-5 garlic cloves, minced or chopped
2 onions, chopped
2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
¾ cup green peas
¾ cup corn kernels
2 tablespoon biryani masala powder
¾ cup natural zero fat yogurt
2 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
Water as required

How to cook barley biryani:
Soak the barley for at least 8 hours.
Cook it with enough water and salt to taste until barleys are soft and cooked. Get rid of excess water from barley
Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the cumin seeds.
When the seeds start sizzling and get lightly brown, add the minced or chopped garlic. Cook until lightly brown.
Add the chopped onions and slitted green chillies. Stir and cook until onions are soften.
Add the green peas and corn kernels. Cook for 3-4 mins.
Add the tomato paste, biryani masala and yogurt. Mix well and let it cook for 8-10 mins.
Sprinkle salt to taste and mix well.
Now add the boiled barley and mix well gently.
Enjoy the delicious barley biryani!

You get at least 6 portions out of this barley recipe. Make sure to take out the whole spices when you eat biryani otherwise you will feel strong taste in your mouth. You make variation with this recipe by adding other vegetables like cauliflowers, broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, etc… or even chicken, prawns, meat, etc…

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