Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Barley Lentil Soup

The moment I saw this recipe, something told me I had to try it out. It looked delicious, healthy and simple to make. Today, I made it and I was extremely satisfied. My son ate it without a fuss. Me and my husband also liked it a lot. I am sure I will be making this more often.

I followed the recipe quiet a bit, but changed it a little. The ingredients are almost the same, but the quantities differ. The way I cooked it is also different. With due credit to Siri, I am rewriting the recipe for reference.

1 Cup Green Lentils - washed and soaked for atleast 6 hours
1 Cup Pearl Barley - washed and soaked for atleast 6 hours
1 Onion - finely chopped
1 big Carrot - cubed
5 cubes of frozen Spinach
1 tsp Garlic Paste
2 cubes Vegetable Stock (I used very low salt one)
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
200gm (1/2 tin) Chopped Tomatoes
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste (I used 1.5 tsp)

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and fry for 5 mins till the onions are translucent.
  2. Now add the carrots and saute for another 5 mins.
  3. Then add the garlic paste and saute for 2 mins.
  4. Now add the lentils & barley and mix well.
  5. Add the cubes of vegetable stock and mix well.
  6. Now add the tomatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder and spinach cubes and mix well.
  7. Add 5 cups of water (I added 3.5) and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles. I left it for 5 whistles as my son likes his food soft.
  8. Once the pressure comes down, add salt, mix and serve.
  9. As Siri pointed out, it tastes really good with curd.

PS: My soup turned out to be a curry as I added less water. I will be adding 5 cups next time.

This is going to Winter Warmers started and hosted by The Veggie Hut

This also goes to Soup Recipes hosted by My Culinary Creations.

This is also going to Priya's bookmarked recipes


  1. wow, that sure looks simply amazing !!! Thanks for linking it to our event.

  2. Doesn't this taste delicious with yogurt Swetha? Loved the pics and glad you & your family liked the recipe. :)

    Happy Holidays,


Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments. They mean a lot to me and will help me improve my blog.