Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Barley Coconut Milk Payasam

Barley is a versatile wholegrain, with a nutty flavor. It is high in dietary fibre, selenium, phosphorous and manganese. Barley grains resemble the wheat grains though slightly lighter in color.

Though I know about the goodness of this wholegrain, somehow I have not used barley in my cooking. The other day for some reason I got a packet of barley, but it didn’t get used up. It was lying on my kitchen shelf for many days. Finally yesterday I decided to experiment with it. Some research on barley led me to a few basic things like soaking the barley before cooking and also that it has a chewy taste when cooked.

This is a simple and healthy recipe. The combination of cooked barely simmered in coconut milk with jaggery was an instant hit and both my daughters just loved it. The preparation of this payasam is based on the traditional Goduma Pradhaman (Whole Wheat Payasam). I thought of trying it with barley and this will be made many more times at my place. So here’s what I did for the Barley Coconut Milk Payasam:


What you'll need

1. Barley – 1 small cup
2. Powdered Jaggery – 2 ½ cups (same cup as Barley)
3. Coconut Milk – 200 ml (Store bought)
4. Ghee – 1 tsp

Method

Soak barley in water for 3 to 4 hours. Pressure cook with enough water for 3 to 4 whistles. Heat a Kadai, add the powdered jaggery. Add just a little water for the jaggery to dissolve completely. Strain the jaggery syrup and pour it back into the Kadai. Now add the cooked barley and let it boil for 3 – 4 minutes. Dilute about 100 ml (i.e half of the coconut milk) with equal amount of water and add it to the barley jaggery mixture. Let this boil for about 10 minutes in medium flame. Turn off heat and finally stir in the thick coconut milk extract. Mix well. Also add a tsp of ghee for flavor.


Delicious Barley Coconut Milk Payasam is ready. Serve it warm.

Note: Barley is usually chewy even after it gets cooked. If you don’t like the chewy bite, cook for more whistles.

Sending this to Healing Foods - Whole grains event by Siri Healthy Protein and Fiber Whole Grains; an event by Anu
Also linking it to Quick and Easy Recipes

40 comments:

jayasree said...

That's a good way to use up barley. May be pulsing the cooked barley in the mixer for few seconds, might help in less chewy barley. Loved your payasam.

Shobha said...

Lovely barley dishes coming up.

Santosh Bangar said...

lovely healthy and gr8 it is the benifit of blogging to see many new and healthy dishes

ANU said...

wow very nice recipe dear...love the color....

I am hosting an event with whole grains...you can send this recipe if you want to... :)

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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Nice payasam !! really innovative so healthy !!

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ANU said...

hey sorry didn't read your post completely....but thank you very much for sending in this recipe for the event...Appreciate for your participation....

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious payasam dear,bwn ur daughter in profile pic luks so cute...

Vardhini said...

Healthy way to use barley .. yummy.

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DD said...

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?

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Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and yummy payasam...

Padhu said...

Healthy dessert!

Suja said...

Creamy and rich,innovative recipe..healthy too

Nithya said...

Super dooper healthy :) And yup in a very yummy form too :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy creamy payasam...very healthy too...
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khushi said...

very healthy dish Kaveri...kids will love to eat this

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, a healthy payasam, never used barley, this sounds great!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks super delicious, love the idea !!!

Uma said...

one way of attracting kids to eat barley. It is so sweet...

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Vidhya said...

Pasayam looks so yummy and creamy,no wonder it was a hit.

Radhika said...

The first click is too good. The barley pearls swimming in the kheer is very cute. and good way to make the kids eat barley with out making a ruckus.


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Prathima Rao said...

Healthy, yummy & creamy payasam!!
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Hari Chandana said...

What ad healthy and delicious combination.. looks absolutely inviting dear.. thanks for sharing.. gr8 job :)
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Sayantani said...

lovely space you have created here Kaveri. love this payasam recipe. healthy and creamy.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely space...with super healthy barley kheer...very inviting as well..

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divya said...

Wowww.. Delicious looking kheer.. Simply inviting dear.

Pushpa said...

A fav of mine,barley payasam looks delicious.

anthony stemke said...

A great healthy, innovative use of barley, good on ya. Love the simplicity.

hemalata said...

Yummy dessert,looks so creamy ans delicious.

Tina said...

Hi first time to ur beautiful blog...payasam sounds yummy nd creaming..following uuuuu.

Priti said...

This is such a interesting and healthy recipe ....looks yum ....nice space you have

Babli said...

Very healthy, yummy and creamy payesam. Lovely combo.

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Lovely healthy payasam

Purabi Naha said...

That's an amazing dish! I'd love to try this very soon!! Your blog is really very good!! Shall visit here again...
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Jay said...

sounds healthy n yummy...:P
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Mehjabeen Arif said...

Sounds so good. yum.:)

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Akila said...

very interesting.... just love it...

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Torviewtoronto said...

healthy delicious looking payasam

Simona said...

It looks simple and very inviting. I like barley a lot and use it often, but I have never prepared a dessert with it. Thank you for your contribution to Healing Foods!

Suhasini Deepak said...

Hi first time Iam noticing this recipe with barley.Can you tell me how to make barley water?

Suhasini Deepak said...

Hi can I have ur personal mail id.Today Iam making this payasam as per your instructions but going to reduce jaggery quantity
Iam taking pics each and every stage of this payasam preparation right from soaking barley so I would like to send it to ur mail id.
Pls give me ur email id

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