Barley recipes

Barley chapati

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DSCN0375                                                                     Ready to serve Barley chapati with potato onion bhaji

Makes : 10

Time taken: 30 minutes

I have given a detailed  introduction of Barley in my earlier Barley masala dosa recipe.  I like to include this millet in the daily menu and hence i tried out a couple of recipes  like the dosa, chapati and also idli which i will be putting up in the couple of weeks.  Here goes the recipe of Barley chapati….

What you need to have:

1. Wheat flour – 3/4 cup

2. Barley flour — 3/4 cup

3. Carom seeds(Ajwain) – 1 teaspoon

4. Salt – as needed

5. Warm water – as needed

What you do with what you have:

1. Sieve both wheat atta, Barley atta along with salt in a sieve a couple of times and transfer it to a wide plate.  Add carom seeds to it.  DSCN0364                                                                            Sieved atta to which carom seeds is added

2. Add warm water slowly and knead it into a soft paliable dough and keep it aside for about 10-15 minutes.  Pinch out a small lemon sized ball and roll it dusting in wheat atta to a medium thick consistency.DSCN0367                                                                        Chapati atta, pinched out ball & rolled roti

3. Place a roti skillet on medium flame.  On heating place rolled roti on it and dry roast till cooked. DSCN0373                                                                         Barley roti being roasted

4. One option is it can be flipped and roasted till brown dots appear and is done.DSCN0374                                                                        Barley roti is flipped & roasted 

5. The other option is just roast it on the roti roasting frame and roast it till it puffs upDSCN0371                                                                           Roti being puffed up on roasting

6. Transfer it to a serving plate applying a little ghee/butter and relish with any side dish of your choice and repeat it with the remaining daough.  DSCN0375                                                                             Barley roti with potato onion bhaji

Makes :10

Time taken: 30 minutes

Good to remember:  1. Both the atta should be very fine else it will not be binding to make a paliable dough and the roti will not be soft as well.

2.Use fresh atta for the dish for better taste.

3. One can relish with even chutney powder of your choice.

Barley masala dosa

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            Ready to serve Barley masala dosa with green chutney &chutney powder

Makes : 20 dosas of the above size

Time taken: 45 minutes (excluding grinding & fermenting)

Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nut like flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. Its appearance resembles wheat berries.  Barley is one of those wonderful grains that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. With a chewy texture and nutty flavor, barley is a delicious whole grain that can be used in a number of ways.   It is also a very nutritious and healthy food, with lots of fiber and a number of trace minerals like selenium, manganese and phosphorus.  It is available in 2 varieties.  The cream coloured (hulled) and the normal  polished white coloured which is shown in the image above.

I prepared dosa with barley and it tasted great and also crispy as it was accompanied with usual garlic wet chutney, green chutney and the potato-onion bhaji.  It tasted like the normal masala dosa and was liked by all at home.    Here goes the recipe of Barley dosa!!!

What you need to have:

1. Barley grains – 1/2 cup

2. Black gram dal – 1/4 cup

3. Fenugreek seeds – 1 teaspoon

4. Raw rice – 1 and 1/2 cups

5. Salt – as per taste

6. Water – as needed to grind

5. Cooking oil as need

ed – to fry dosa


                                                                                           Barley grains

                                                                          ingredients of Barley masala dosa

What you do with what you have:

1. Soak barley grains in warm water for about 4 hours.  Soak Black gram dal and fenugreek seeds together in water for about 4 hours.  Soak raw rice in water for about 2 hours.

2. Drain water and grind barley in the mixer adding water in steps to a fine and normal consistency.  Pour it to a bowl.  Grind black gram dal in the mixer/grinder adding water in steps to a fine and thick consistency.  Transfer the grind batter to the same bowl.

3. Grind rice adding water in steps to a fine and normal consistency.  Transfer the grind batter to the earlier bowl and mix it well with your hands so that it turns into a homogeneous mix.  Add salt and allow it to ferment over night.DSCN0523                                                                      Grind Barley masala dosa batter DSCN0524                                                                        Fermented Barley masala dosa batter

4. Place a dosa skillet and splash a little oil on it.  On heating splash water on it.  Rub it with a coconut coir or tissue paper.  Splash water again and pour a ladle of batter on it spread it to the required thickness.  While being cooked apply red garlic chutney in a circular manner.  Also place potato-onion bhaji into it and fold the dosa.DSCN0384

                                                                         Barley dosa being cooked DSCN0535                                                                         cooked Barley masala dosa 

5. Transfer it to a serving plate and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea!!!!Yummmmmmmmmmm!!!!DSCN0537          Ready to serve Barley masala dosa with green chutney,& chutney powder

Time taken: 45 minutes(excluding grinding & fermenting)

Makes : 20 dosas

good to remember:

1. Buy quality black gram dal for best results.

2. Use fresh Barley grain as it will taste bitter when stale.

3. Soak Barley in pretty warm water not only to ferment well but also to ease grinding.

4. Fermentation helps to make thin and crispy dosa.