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Friday, April 7, 2017

Barley Tomato Pilaf Recipe-Tomato Peas Barley-Easy Barley Recipes

Barley is a rich source of dietary fiber and contains both insoluble and soluble fiber. It contains many vitamins and minerals needed for good health. The fiber in barley helps in reducing blood cholesterol and also helps prevent diabetes. It also aids in weight loss as it keeps you full for a longer time, thereby preventing you from eating other unhealthy stuffs. Barley can be substituted for rice in almost any recipe. Today we will learn how to make Barley Tomato Peas Pilaf following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Barley Tomato Peas Pilaf-Barley Recipes

Barley Tomato Pilaf

Barley Tomato Pilaf

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Recipe CategoryLunch-Barley
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Barley - 1/2 cup
   Onion - 2 medium size
   Green chilli - 1 slit (optional)
   Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Green peas (fresh or frozen) -1/4 cup
   Tomato Puree - 3/4 cup
   Salt needed

   Spice Powder

   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Sambar powder or Paprika powder - 1 tsp

  For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Hing/asafoetida - a pinch
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped
   Mint leaves - 2-3 (optional)


Wash and soak barley overnight. Pressure cook with enough water for 5-6 whistles. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and fluff the barley with a fork. If there is water, drain it, fluff it and keep it aside.

Grind 2-3 ripe juicy tomatoes and keep it aside. We need 3/4 cup of tomato puree.

If you are using fresh peas, cook it until soft and keep it aside.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and hing, when mustard seeds splutters, add finely chopped onions, curry leaves and green chilli (if using).

Saute until onions turn light brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

barley tomato pilaf recipe

Add boiled peas, tomato puree, sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt needed.

how to make barley tomato pilaf

Cook on medium heat, stirring from time to time, until the rawness of the tomato goes and the mixture becomes thick.

Add the cooked barley and mix well.

barley with tomatoes and peas

Garnish with coriander leaves and a few mint leaves. Enjoy with potato curry or any raita of your choice.

Barley Tomato Pilaf

Check my other favorite Barley Recipes-

Barley vegetable soup,

Barley spinach khichdi

Homemade health mix powder with barley .

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