How to make Barley Idli -

Oozing with goodness of barley.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Barley (जौ), Parboiled Rice (उकड़ा चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Barley Idli

Barley Idli Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Barley Idli Recipe

  • Barley 1/4 cup

  • Parboiled Rice 1/4 cup

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/4 cup

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Idli rawa 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Carrot finely chopped 1 small

  • French beans finely chopped 6-8

  • Green peas boiled and crushed 1/4 cup

  • Oil for greasing


Step 1

Wash the barley and soak in lukewarm water for two to three hours.

Step 2

Wash the parboiled rice, black gram and fenugreek seeds and soak in the lukewarm water for two to three hours.

Step 3

Drain and grind the rice, black gram, fenugreek seeds and barley to a smooth paste with sufficient water.

Step 4

Transfer into a bowl, add idli rawa, mix well and keep aside to ferment for six to eight hours.

Step 5

Add the salt, carrot, French beans, green peas and mix well. Boil sufficient water in a steamer.

Step 6

Grease the idli moulds with oil and pour the batter in each dent till they are half full.

Step 7

Steam for twenty minutes. Remove from mould and serve hot with coconut chutney.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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