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Friday, June 12, 2009

Kale-Barley Soup



I'm on leafy green spree these days,cooking with different greens, besides the green I consider usual ,the spinach.After cooking with bitter mustard greens ,kale's taste was mild ,almost like spinach only richer in fiber.Nutrition-Wise Kale is little more rich in Calcium,iron and Vitamins.Its impressive list of health benefits is reason enough to eat them very often.Equally applaud able are benefits of barley.The digestive goodness of barley is also mentioned in Prophetic Medicine.
With warming spices ,Kale-Barley soup makes a nourishing meal in itself that's ready in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients
1 cup Barley,hulled
2 cups kale,rinsed and chopped
3 cups vegetable stock or water
1 tablespoon Extra virgin Olive oil
1 medium Onion,peeled and chopped
1 medium ripe tomato,chopped
2 cloves garlic,peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon cumin(zeera powder)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder or freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt

Method
Saute onions in a skillet until translucent,add the garlic after a minute,add the spices;saute another minute until aromatic.Now add tomatoes,cook until soft about 5-6 minutes then mix in the stock.Bring to a boil,add the barley ,salt and Kale;cover and cook 15-20 minutes until barley is soft and cooked through.Serve warm.

This leafy green soup is off to Lisa's No croutons required food event,hosted this month
Jacqueline@TinnedTomatoes

Update:

Kale Barley is the chosen winning recipe of June 2009 No Croutons required.Thanks to ,all those who picked my recipe,Jacqueline and Lisa for the event :D

33 comments:

Parita said...

Unique one, never used barley and kale in soup, looks healthy and fulfilling

Gita said...

Delicious and comforting soup Yasmeen. I have tried beans and kale soup..this combo is new to me...gotta try it soon :)

Sweta said...

What a nice combo-I've always wanted to try barley in a dish. Looks like I need to try it out soon :)

Lisa said...

Oh, thanks for this lovely entry. Kale is always such a treat in soup, especially with chewy grains like barley!

Pooja said...

What a healthy soup Yasmeen! Looks lovely too!

Prathibha said...

Yasmeen u r seriously a Health Nut..He he..
How can u control yourself from cheesy,oily and fatty stuff yaar??
All your food items will be so healthy..Keep it up..

Prathibha said...

and BTW Nice soup lol..Never had such kind of healthy soup..:)

5 Star Foodie said...

A friend just gave me tons of leafy greens of all kinds, this soup will be perfect to make, yum!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Love Kale in any combination. I know barley is great in curing digestive problems . Good combo dear. Love the recipe very much.

sangeeta said...

that's my type .........barley is good for detox too....kale we don't get here but i make this with all sorts of veggies....in the summers i am heavily on barley as it is cooling for the system.

DEESHA said...

thatz a nice hearty soup .. I love barley

Priya said...

Wow wat a lovely combo, feel like having a bowl of hot kale barley soup!! yumm!!

Renu said...

wonderful healthy recipe !

Pavithra said...

Wow thats healthy soup.. loved it so much... i have bookmarked it...

Bharti said...

Nice. I'm always at a loss for what to do with kale. I often end up juicing it along with other fruits and veggies.

Soma said...

I am a big fan of barley & kale. What a wonderful idea to us ethem together! Just love this soup.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a wonderfully comforting dish! It looks really good!

Cheers,

Rosa

mona said...

Yasmeen, that looks so healthy, and super delicious!

Varsha Vipins said...

Soup looks hearty Yasmeen..am yet to try Kale..thought it would be bitter..willpick it up next time ..:)

Pooja said...

healthy and delicious yasmeen..

Poornima Nair said...

Looks delicious...thats a wonderful healthy dish.

Lisa said...

Walahi I just love you Yasmeen. The popsicle header is great! I usually hate kale but you make me love all these bitter veggies!

Kalaivani said...

Healthy soup and wonderful combo.looks yummy.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice healthy one...delicious

Jyoti said...

Looks delicious and healthy ! Never used barley in soup. Will be interesting to try !

sra said...

That looks really nice and filling. Love how dark and green the kale is!

Preeti Singh said...

barley and kale...nice and healthy combo...looks filling.

jamila said...

My mom used to make Kale soup with lentils...I like this too with barley.

Renu said...

Yasmeen..there is something for you waiting on my blog!!!

no croutons required said...

Such a lovely soup and I am lusting after that bowl! Thanks for entering you soup into this month's No Croutons Required.

Good Luck!

Jacqueline
:)

Curry Leaf said...

Healthy combo never had this combo too delicious and perfect entry

Pooja said...

Congrats Yasmeen for winning the No Croutons Required challenge :) A must try soup!

Yasmeen said...

thanks Pooja :D

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