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How to cook Barley?

Post by Kainaat Syed on Sunday, November 6, 2022

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Talbina or Barley is thought to help in the lessoning of sorrows as well as being a healing soup for those who are sick. The talbina soothes the heart of the patient and relieves him from some of his sadness.
Barley is a whole grain with a pleasant chewy texture and a slightly nutty flavor. It is also quite nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, which is why it is a staple Mediterranean diet ingredient. Talbina is made with barley flour and uses honey or dates for sweetness. Barley is a good source of insoluble and soluble fiber. It is also rich in antioxidants and contains a high concentration of tocols and tocotrienols, oils, that help reduce the risk of cancer and heart diseases.   
Ingredients
•       Barley 100 gram
•       1 litre milk
•       1/2 cup dates 
•       honey
•       Chopped nuts
•       Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon 
Preparation  
 Wash barley well and soak for 5-6 hours. In a pan, bring milk to a boil and add the soaked barley. Stir for about 5 minutes on high heat and leave it on medium high heat until it gets into porridge form.
 After every 2-minute stir it till it will come to porridge consistency. Once it is ready, add chopped and deseeded dates for sweetness.
 Add chopped nuts and dry fruits of your choice, Cook for 10 more minutes. Pour the hot porridge in a bowl and finally add honey as per your taste.
 Note: Barley must be tendered and milk must be reduced to a creamy yummy texture. 
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(Kainaat Syed is Kashmir Food Vlogger and owner of Kashmiri Zaika)

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