Monday, June 28, 2010

Barley Orangeade

Barley water is a drink made from cooked barley grain or it can be made with barley flour. If made with grain barley, water is added and boiled then slowly simmered until the grain is very soft then finished in a number of ways. There are recipes that call for the water to be strained after reducing the liquid, after letting the mixture stand for several hours to allow the barley to really soften or strain as soon as the liquid is cooled. Recipes that call for barley flour call for a quick boil or simmer then straining..Lemon, lime and orange are all popular flavorings to add to the cooked barley water. If using a citrus juice, fresh squeezed lemon, lime or orange juice is added after straining and then sweetened. If using citrus zest, the citrus rind white pith removed is added to the mixture as it is being simmered. Spices such as cinnamon or ginger can also be used to flavor barley water. Sugar,maple syrup or honey are generally used as sweeteners.

These sort of flavoured barley water can be served and enjoyed anytime of the year and its most often prepared and drunk during the summer as a refreshing chilled drink, i prepared this simple and healthy barley drink with orange rinds and orange juice and we enjoyed having them, definitely a refreshing drink to enjoy without any guilt.

Barley Orangeade

1/2cup Pearl barley
6cups Water
1tbsp Orange rinds
1no Orange (sliced)
1cup Fresh orange juice
Maple syrup or sugar as per need

Take pearl barley and water in a large sauce pan, bring to the full boil and then reduce the flame to simmer..add the orange rinds to the cooking barley, cover the pan and cook for 45minutes or either u can use a pressure cooker and cook the barley for 3hisses along with water and orange rinds..put off the stove, strain the water..now add the sugar or maple syrup as per ur need and add the sliced orange pieces, cool down the water, finally add the fresh orange juice and serve chilled or with ice cubes...

This barley orangeade can be conserved for three to four days in refrigerator, stir well before serving..

49 comments:

  1. lovely drink...awesome...superb priya

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  2. Refreshing drink...I would love to add cinnamon to enhance the flavor
    too good Priya

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. I have some barley with me now I am going to try this

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  4. Wow! This is healthy, nutritious and refreshing! Yum!

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  5. Mom used to give barley drink for stomach upset etc....ofcourse minus the orange in them

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  6. refereshing Drink, never added citrus to it

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  7. refereshing Drink, never added citrus to it

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  8. Lovely drink - never made it before but will try now. thank you for visiting my page for the first time. I have been following you for a while as you have a nice blog too.

    Mina

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  9. Very innovative of you! Guess what this reminded me of vodka with orange twist :)

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  10. gr8 replacement of lemon!luks yummy...gr8 idea priya...

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  11. very healthy one...u can make anything included in ur food dear..good!!

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  12. You made a healthy orangade into a more healthy one. Great job Priya.

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  13. Wow... looks healthy & refreshing drink.Nice click.

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  14. Barley is good stuff. Love the drink!

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  15. Such a healthy drink!! Love oragnge flavor in anything!!

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  16. Wow, I love this drink! So refreshing.

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  17. Such a refreshing drink! Looks lovely!

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  18. Very new drink to me..pretty color...

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  19. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...கண்டிப்பாக செய்து பார்க்கிறேன்...

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  20. Refreshing and healthy drink..

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  21. Cool and refreshing! Looks pretty!

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  22. Healthy and refreshing drink...looks lovely

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  23. very innovative n healthy drink ...looks awesome n delicious...

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  24. very tempting clicks.... very healthy too

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  25. Looks lovely and inviting Priya...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  26. Healthy and refreshing drink...looks lovely

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  27. thats so nice idea of adding barley n orange .. good drink

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  28. Delicious combination of barley and orange.Looks very refreshing,just right for these hot summer days.

    Do send it to the CWF:Barley event.It will help many of us to know about how to use these wonderful grains in different ways.

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  29. Awesome ...refreshing an dyummy!!!

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  30. nice refreshing n healthy drink

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  31. Priya,

    Nice healthy drink. I love the orange in top.

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  32. Wow.. I have never heard of it. Looks yummy :)

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  33. lovely color..very innovative healthy drink priya

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  34. New to me...I m sure its nutritious n very refreshing Priya.

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  35. Healthy and refreshing drink..Great recipe, Priya..

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  36. What a healthy and fabulous drink! Looking real good!

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  37. Very Refreshing and healthy drink !

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  38. Very unique, refreshing and healthy drink !

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  39. சுப்பர்ர் ப்ரியா..நிச்சயம் செய்து பார்த்து சொல்கிறேன்...

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  40. Super barley drink with orange flavor.

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