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:

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

lovely drink...awesome...superb priya

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and innovative

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very refreshing and nice

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

refereshing Drink, never added citrus to it

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

refereshing Drink, never added citrus to it

Mina Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rach said... Reply To This Comment

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

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

yummy refreashing drink..

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

sanjeeta kk said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative recipe.

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

that does look refreshing

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Madhura Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

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

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Barley is good stuff. Love the drink!

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, I love this drink! So refreshing.

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Such a healthy drink.

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Such a refreshing drink! Looks lovely!

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

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

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Refreshing and healthy drink..

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Cool and refreshing! Looks pretty!

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and refreshing drink...looks lovely

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Guna's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very tempting clicks.... very healthy too

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Looks lovely and inviting Priya...

Love
Kairali sisters

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and refreshing drink...looks lovely

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Inviting one Priya

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome ...refreshing an dyummy!!!

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

nice refreshing n healthy drink

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Nice healthy drink. I love the orange in top.

Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

WOW! Lovely drink!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds wonderful !!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said... Reply To This Comment

lovely color..very innovative healthy drink priya

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

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

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

What a healthy and fabulous drink! Looking real good!

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Very Refreshing and healthy drink !

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Very unique, refreshing and healthy drink !

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

சுப்பர்ர் ப்ரியா..நிச்சயம் செய்து பார்த்து சொல்கிறேன்...

Jiboombaa said... Reply To This Comment

Super barley drink with orange flavor.