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Lentil and Barley Soup
This is a very simple recipe of a soup that you and your kids will love. You can cut back on chilli. Pleae watch the video to see the technique used. The video is available in the video section
Preparation Time: 30 minutes to soak
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serving: 2 Persons
Onion 1/4 peeled
Roma Tomatoes 2 Medium size
Garlic paste 1/2 Teaspoon
Cummin Powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Chilli Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Turmeric 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 2 Teaspoon
Barley 1/3 Cup
Red Lentils 1/2 Cup
Butter 1 Table spoon
Olive Oil 1 Table spoon
Lemon 1
  • Soak red lentil and barley in separate bowls for 30 minutes in hot water
  • Thinly slice onion and tomatoes
  • Add olive oil and butter to a pan and saute the vegetables for 2 minutes ( you can add other vegetables like carrot, bell pepper etc. to your taste)
  • Add lentils, barley and all spices to the pressure cooker ( you can use a pot instead of pressure cooker, cooking time will be longer, rest remains the same)
  • Add about 4 cups of hot water to the pressure cooker
  • Add the juice of lemon
  • Close the pressure cooker and cooke on high heat till the pressure builds and it whistles
  • After on ewhistle, turn down the heat to medium and cook for another 15 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and open pressure cooker when safe
  • In a separate bowl take out about two cups of soup ( optional method)
  • Blend the remaining soup
  • Add back the two cups of soup and cook for another one minute or till the pot boils
  • The soup is ready, serve hot.  Garnish with Cilantro leaves
  • Enjoy

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