Monday, July 13, 2009

Carrot n Barley Soup

Soups feature on our dinner table off and on, so much that I collect soup bowls :)
When I came across the announcement for No Croutons Required July event announcement, I was hoping to use barley in my soup. The very same day, I read Usha's (Veg Inspirations) Aval-Tomato Dosa in which she had included barley. Emboldened by that I dished this soup out.

The recipe is by itself quite filling, if required you may serve with dinner rolls or pav or such.

1 cup Carrots chopped
1/2 cup Barley cooked (reserve the barley water)
10 numbers Shallots
2 teaspoons Ghee
Fresh Mint leaves few
Salt and Pepper to taste

For garnish:
Fresh cream.

Peel shallots and saute them in 1 teaspoon ghee. Add these to the carrots and pressure cook. Cool and add a portion of cooked barley and blend in a mixer until smooth using barley water.
Add one more cup of water.
Place a pan on stove. Add the remaining ghee. When hot add the cooked barley and saute for few minutes before adding the pureed carrot blend.
Add salt and bring to boil, and simmer until soup thickens. Drop few fresh mint leaves and pepper.
Remove from fire and garnish with fresh cream.
Serve hot.


  1. Lata, this is such a creative recipe and healthy one. I love the soup cup :) soo cute.

  2. Thanks Ann. Those are my fav cups too.

  3. Healthy and delicious soup... thanks for sharing!!

  4. Healthy soup ... looks so delicious ... will try it sometime :)

  5. thanks folks I'm happy you like it.

  6. this looks super healthy... i'm very curious wat appa had to say about it! lol! did it turn out to be only for u to enjoy? ;) hahaha!

  7. Oh wow I love soups.. this is quite diff and wish to try it soon dear.. delicious and healthy hah..:( missing good post from everyone

  8. Thank you Pavithra. And Niki Appa loved it,even with the barley. As for me, I did enjoy having mint in the soup.

  9. This sounds lovely! Thanks so much for your entry to No Croutons Required.


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