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Barley Upma

Barley Upma

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 0

Total Time : 0


Serves 4

  • Barley pearls 1/2 cup 

  • Potatoes 1/4 cup (sliced) 

  • Carrot 1/4 cup (sliced) 

  • Green beans 1/4 cup (sliced) 

  • Green peas 1/5 cup (fresh/frozen) 

  • Tomato 1 no

  • Onion 1 no. 

  • Ginger one small piece 1"

  • Green chillies, curry leaves - 1 tsp

  • Chana dal 1 tablespoon 

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon 

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon 

  • Lemon juice - 1/ teaspoon 

  • Coriander leaves/ cilantro 1 tsp

  • Salt & water - as required 1 cup


  • 01

    Cook barley with just adequate water to cover with 1 pinch of salt. Remove the water and set the barley pearls aside. 

  • 02

    Clean and chop the onion and vegetables. 

  • 03

    Take a pan, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Then add chana dal, green chilli, ginger pieces and the curry leaves. Add the sliced onion and sauté well. Now add 1 pinch of turmeric powder and then the tomato pieces. 

  • 04

    When the tomato pieces softens, add the sliced vegetables with salt to taste and cover and cook after sprinkling little water. 

  • 05

    When the vegetables are almost done, add the barley, stir in and cook for a few more minutes. 

  • 06

    Squeeze in a few drops of lime and remove from flame. Barley Upma is ready. Garnish with cilantro and serve warm.

  • 07

    a) Instead of using cooked barley, you can crush barley pearls in a mixer and use this coarse mixture in the Upma. If doing so, add adequate water after adding the barley and cook well (similar to Rava Upma). 

  • 08

    b) Barley water is very healthy, that was the reason why I cooked barley first. Add lemon juice and a few drops of homey to barley, an excellent healthy drink is ready.



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