Friday, June 10, 2011

Barley Khichdi

I rarely try out new recipes for breakfast. When i saw barley khichdi in a magazine, i found its so easy to make. the best time to try is this summer, isn't it? so went ahead and tried this great healthy breakfast. it came out Good, and what a nice way to have barley in khichdi form..i have tried it twice and loved it so much.

Breakfast with Barley

Veg Clear Soup Recipe

Prep Time05 mins 
Cooking Time: 15 mins  
Recipe CuisineIndian
Recipe TypeBreakfast


Barley - 100gms
Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Water - 2 cup's (220 ml)
Onion - 1
Green Chilli - 2
Carrot - 1/2
Tomato - 1
Capsicum - 1/2
Corriander leaves to garnish
Oil - 1 tsp
Jeeragam - 1/2 tsp


I didn't soak barley, but you can also soak the barley overnight, drain it and try, just like sabudana(sago).

Heat Oil in a Pressure Cooker, add cumin, green chilly and saute them. Now add Sliced Onion and saute it along.

Add chopped Tomato to the onions and mix. also add finely chopped capsicum and carrot and saute well.

Now add Moong Dal, a pinch of turmeric powder, and the Barley to the Pressure cooker and mix well.
Add 2 cups of water and stir.  Add Salt to taste. Then Pressure Cook up to 4 or 5 whistles and remove from fire.

Serve warm, garnish with Coriander leaves.

Barley Khichdi

I liked the capsicum, it added a good taste to the khichdi.


* Just 100 gms of Barley is enough, if you are cooking for two.
* You can add your choice of vegetables.
* Barley wont be so soft on cooking, it will be like cooked brown rice, semi-hard in texture.
* Barley is best for pregnant ladies.


  1. Nothing like this when you opt for a healthy and delicious breakfast :)
    Sunanda's Kitchen

  2. Nice way of using barley, Lavi. I don't think I've ever had it except in barley water.

  3. Healthy khichdi looks delicious and filling..

  4. I want to include barley in my cooking but still doing it ;) khichdi looks yummy and inviting. will try to make this :)

  5. This is surely a healthy khichdi! I am going to try this out very soon. Thanks for the idea.

  6. Delicious n very healthy...good version..

  7. Luv the setup and yummy looking kitchadi

  8. Healthy and yummy barley kichdi.

  9. Hi

    Very interesting recipe.Will try it out soon


  10. Hello,

    Very healthy option breakfast.
    All set to go for tomorrow.


  11. Healthy and yummy Barely breakfast


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