Barley Coconut Soup Recipe

Updated on April 16, 2020
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Barley Coconut Soup
Barley Coconut Soup

A Soothing Soup With Many Health Benefits

Barley coconut soup is creamy, smooth, and very delicious. The recipe doesn't take much time to prepare, and it is quite easy to make. It took me only 30 minutes to make this yummy soup.

Barley contains many essential nutrients that help keep you healthy and strong. In the Indian tradition, barley is considered to be soothing and comforting, and it is believed to be a good way to counteract the scorching effects of summer heat on the body. It is also believed that drinking barley water daily lowers body heat and helps facilitate healthy bowel movements.

Coconut milk has many health benefits, as well. It contains antioxidants and healthy fats that help strengthen the immune system and balance electrolytes. It may also be helpful in protecting against anemia.

Rating

5 stars for Barley Coconut Soup

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon green chili, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot, peeled and cut in small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped, for garnish
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the barley. Soak it in the water for 10 minutes. Pressure-cook it along with 2 cups of water up to 4 whistles, and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  2. Check whether the barley has cooked. If not, cook it for some more time. Set aside.
  3. Add butter to a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in the finely chopped garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Heat the pan. Saute the mixture until you get a nice aroma of the spices.
  4. Add chopped onions. Continue to saute until the onions become pinkish.
  5. Throw in chopped carrot, pepper powder, and some salt. Saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add coconut milk, milk, and cooked barley along with its water. Allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes. Check the consistency and taste.
  7. Add salt to taste. Add water, if needed, to adjust the consistency. Turn off the heat. Your favorite barley coconut soup is ready to serve!
  8. Pour it into bowls and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaf. Enjoy the silky texture and lovely flavor!

How to Make Coconut Milk at Home

Add grated coconut and water to a blender or mixer jar. Blend, then strain to get the coconut milk. To make this soup, use 1 cup of grated coconut and 1 cup of water.

Photo Guide

Step one: Cook barley as per instructions. Set aside. In a heated deep-bottomed pan, saute chopped garlic, ginger, and green chilies with butter until you get a nice aroma.
Step one: Cook barley as per instructions. Set aside. In a heated deep-bottomed pan, saute chopped garlic, ginger, and green chilies with butter until you get a nice aroma.
Add chopped onions. Saute the mixture until the onions become pinkish.
Add chopped onions. Saute the mixture until the onions become pinkish.
Throw in chopped carrots, pepper powder, and some salt. Continue to saute the mixture for 2 more minutes.
Throw in chopped carrots, pepper powder, and some salt. Continue to saute the mixture for 2 more minutes.
Step two: Add cooked barley along with its water. Also, add coconut milk, milk, and remaining salt. Keep the heat medium-high.
Step two: Add cooked barley along with its water. Also, add coconut milk, milk, and remaining salt. Keep the heat medium-high.
Allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes. Check for consistency and taste. Add salt if needed. Add water to adjust consistency. Mix well. Turn off heat.
Allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes. Check for consistency and taste. Add salt if needed. Add water to adjust consistency. Mix well. Turn off heat.
Step three: Your favorite barley coconut soup is ready to serve! Add it to bowls and serve garnished with freshly chopped coriander leaf.
Step three: Your favorite barley coconut soup is ready to serve! Add it to bowls and serve garnished with freshly chopped coriander leaf.
Enjoy the silky texture and lovely flavor.
Enjoy the silky texture and lovely flavor.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 280
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Carbohydrates 28 g9%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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