Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tomato Barley Soup

Barley contains high levels of dietary fiber and selenium (a type of antioxidants). Recent studies showed that a diet high in beta-glucan from barley helps lower blood LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). Barley may also help stabilize blood glucose levels, which may benefit people with diabetes.Barley was used by ancient civilizations as a food for humans and animals, as well as to make alcoholic beverages. In addition, barley water has been used for various medicinal purposes since ancient times. In this soup i used barley water to prepare the soup instead of vegetable broth which makes this soup much healthier..


3nos Tomatoes (chopped)
1no Carrot (chopped)
2nos Potatoes (chopped)
1/2cup Barley
1no Onion (chopped)
3nos Garlic crushed
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/4tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Nutmeg powder
1tsp Olive oil
Salt

Dry roast the barley few minutes n add 2cups of water, cook them in simmer until they turn soft...drain the barley water n keep aside...heat the olive oil, add the crushed garlic, chopped onion n saute until transculent, add the chopped carrots, chopped potatoes n chopped tomatoes...toss everything well for a while, now add the barley water to the semi cooked veggies with pepper powder,salt,cumin powder n nutmeg powder...cook them in simmer until the veggies get cooked well...

Blend them as soup with hand blender...serve the soup with cooked barley..

19 comments:

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

priya, soup looks yummy. I never tries barley. I think I should try this soup.

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Good one Priya, I have noted down this recipe so I can make it today :)

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Barley sounds great with soup, good one! :))

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious soup

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

The soup looks so yummy delicious.
Never had barley. It sure is very healthy.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely.Tell me the secret,how u manage to post two or more recipes in a day.The soup looks comforting and delicious.

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

the combo of barley looks brilliant.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy one and love the color of ur soup

Swapna said... Reply To This Comment

Good & healthy starter for all ages. Great pictures

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

I keep seeing barley very often lately. It sounds delicious and I am tempted to try it.

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely ..as always..I am in to try this with oats..:)

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Barely is really good for health! Love the colour of the soup and presentation is nice:)

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

soup looks so yummy. Nice use of barley :)

Navita said... Reply To This Comment

i love the intensifying of flavours when roasting grains..great click.

Rathna said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and healthy soup. Grocery run for Barley now ! Hey ! I've started an event at my blog. Please participate if you are interested. :-)

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow barley and tomato never had this combo before. looks yummy and comforting...

Ilva said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely entry for the HotM-thanks!

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy soup Priya.

sharda said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing, Delicious and Healthy. Thanks a million for the idea....making using of barley will definitely increase the nutritional value of the soup. I love visiting your blog. Hope you come with more recipes which are nutritive and low calorie etc.