Healthy Barley Upma: You must have wondered the night before about what to make for breakfast the following day, multiple times? Every time trying something new to cook can be tiring. So, if you have been thinking too much of what to prepare for breakfast today, here is something that may be of help. And to assure you, it is not boring and does not need a lot of preparation and cooking time as well.
Archana Doshi from the ArchanasKitchen fame provides you with this easy recipe made of barley that you just wanna try.
Barley can be quickly cooked and tastes delicious when enriched with vegetables and asafoetida.
½ cup – Barley (seeds), (broken barley)
1½ cup – Water
1 – Onion, finely chopped
1 tsp – Ginger, grated
2 – Green chillies, finely chopped
½ cup – Carrot, diced small
½ cup – Green beans (French beans), finely chopped
¼ cup – Green peas, steamed
1 – Tomato, chopped
2 tbsp – Raw peanuts (Moongphali)
1 tsp – Mustard seeds
1 tbsp – White urad dal (Split)
1 sprig – Curry leaves, roughly chopped
Salt, to taste
2 tsp – Lemon juice
Coriander (Dhania) leaves, small bunch, chopped
Sunflower oil, for cooking
*Heat oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Then add the split urad dal and peanuts. Saute for a few minutes until the dal is roasted.
*Then add chopped onions, ginger, green chilies, curry leaves and saute till onion turns translucent.
*Add carrots, beans, peas and cook for a minute or two. Keep stirring in between.
*Now add barley grits, mix well, and saute for few minutes. Keep stirring, else barley may stick to the cooker’s base.
*Pour in a cup of water. Add salt and tomatoes and stir well.
*Pressure cook for two whistles. Take off the flame and allow the pressure to release naturally.
*Once the pressure released, add the lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well and serve piping hot.