Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Barley Upma | Upma Recipes

Barley is one of the super whole grains which has loads of health benefits. I recently discovered pressed barley or barley flakes which is so easy to be added or replaced to the regular dishes made at home. Pressed barley can be substituted for rolled oats or quick cooking oats or poha(aval). You can find it in any Asian supermarket. It has a slightly nutty texture with an amazing taste and above all very healthy. I also make barley pongal, substituting barley for rice.


Ingredients:
Pressed Barley - 1 1/2 cups
Onion - chopped fine - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - a few
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 2 or 3 - slit lengthwise
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp


Method:
Cover barley flakes in water just until covered. Soak for 15 to 30 minutes and drain any extra water. If the barley is not soft enough, cook in a microwave oven for about one minute. Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds. Add urad dhal, curry leaves and green chilli. Add the chopped onions and turmeric powder. Saute until the onions turn translucent and add salt and the barley flakes. Mix and let the barley cook in medium heat. When done, add the lemon juice, remove from heat and mix. Serve hot.


Sending this to Healing Foods - Whole grains event by Siri; Healthy Protein and Fiber Whole Grains by Anu; Fast Food not Fat Food event by Priya and Vardhini.

42 comments:

  1. Have never tried a dish with barley so far and this upma seems to be the perfect start..Yummy..

    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  2. Healthy and tasty recipe.. looks absolutely inviting.. Thanks for the recipe dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  3. Love whole grains in anything! bet this makes for a great breakfast!

    Richa @ http://hobbyandmore.blogspot.com

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  4. Heathly and delicious ...looks nice

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  5. I love barley upma with barley looks delicious.

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  6. What a healthy way to start the day...looks very flavoruful too

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  7. Barley upma is new and very healthy Krithi. Thx for sharing.

    Vardhini
    Event: Fast food not Fat food

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  8. Hv not tried barley flaxe.. sure my next in list..its yumm

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  9. Healthy and delicious upma... Will try it out soon...

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  10. my fav upma and nice looking it is !

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  11. That is one healthy upma:-) Now i need to start hunting for pressed barley here:-)

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  12. gr8 and nutritious recipe of upma

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  13. A very healthy choice of breakfast.

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  14. Never came across barley flakes,they look thicker than oats..whr did u get them?
    good stuff

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  15. What a coincidence...I have also posted a barley recipe today...Healthy and nutritious barley upma looks good.

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  16. Never tried anything with barley flakes !! this is a such a healthy breakfast looks nice

    Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

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  17. Hello dear....sorry to mention that you got the name wrong for my event. My name is Anu
    (http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/06/event-july-healthy-fiber-and-protein.html)

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  18. Delicious upma,luks too gud...Healthy Version.

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  19. wow this look awesome, could be a great entry to quick & easy recipes and Healthy recipes too..can you step ahead and make an entry?

    Happy Blogging!!!!
    EVent-Quick & Easy Recipes-FBN
    Event-Healthy Snacks-GFR

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  20. Healthy and delicious breakfast..thanks for sharing

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  21. Never tried anything with barlley..This upma looks healthy & tasty!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  22. Very healthy and yummy looking upma...

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  23. this is a very healthy dish, never used barley, upma looks great!!

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  24. Pressed Barley is very new for me. Never saw or cooked with it. Do we get in anywhere?

    The upma sounds superb without the whole efforts of soaking and pre-cooking barley.

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  25. Pictures are showing the exact texture which are making the dish more attractive. Very healthy dish and nice way of eating barley.

    Cheers,
    uma
    http://umaskitchenexperiments.blogspot.com

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  26. This sounds like a super filling yummy breakfast.

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  27. Thanks Krithi for letting me know on the pressed barley, I will check for it next time.

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  28. What a great healthy recipe ~ never cooked with barley before.
    US Masala

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  29. மிகவும் ஹெல்தியான காலை நேர சிற்றுண்டி...சூப்பர்ப்...

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  30. dear....sorry to ping you again..didn't receive your recipe to my inbox. (anu.healthykitchen@gmail.com)

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  31. Wowww.. Delicious looking dish.. Simply inviting dear.

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  32. Never made upma with barley..Looks great and very inviting ..

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  33. Wow.. super healthy. I have never tried cooking barley and this recipe could be a fine start for me to try out :) Awesome. Bookmarking.

    Nithya
    www.4thsensecooking.com

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  34. Aren't they oats .. the dried oats we eat in cereal ? sorry if that is a silly question!
    This looks very nice and a new dish to me :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  35. Healthy and tasty recipe.. looks absolutely inviting

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  36. What a great and healthy looking breakfast..looks delicious too!

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  37. Healthy and tasty recipe! Looks delicious!

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  38. I've been reading much about the health benefits of barley but haven't yet tried cooking with it. This upma sounds like a lovely idea to start..!

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  39. That is a very innovative and lovely take on Barley!

    Lite Bite

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  40. Very interesting! I have never tried pressed barley: it looks nice in this dish. Thank you for contributing it to Healing Foods!

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