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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Barley Brown Lentil Mushroom Stew with Harissa


Harissa,the spicy Moroccan pepper sauce, works wonders in this revitalizing soup ,with just the right amount of spice and heat.The wholesome barley, brown lentils and mushrooms ,all healing foods,makes the stew a complete meal.

Barley
Barley is a high fiber grains,which means perfect for intestinal health.Its dietary fiber also helps in lowering cholesterol,fighting diabetes and protecting against some kind of cancers.Rich in selenium eating barley can enhance the immunity. learn more ways to include barley in your diet.

Recipe Barley Brown Lentil Mushroom Stew with Harissa
Serves 2-3
Ingredients
1/2 cup pearl Barley
1/2 cup brown lentils
2 cups mushrooms,chopped
1 large onion,finely chopped
1 plum tomato,finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger,finely grated
2 cloves garlic,finely grated
2 tablespoon Harissa
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or canola oil

Method
Rinse the lentils and barley in cold water.
Heat the oil on medium heat in a large pot or skillet. Add the onions ,saute for 2 minutes until translucent, then add the garlic,ginger,tomatoes and harissa.Add the lentils and barley,saute for 3-4 minutes,then add 3 cups of water.Cover and simmer for 25 minutes,then add the chopped mushrooms and simmer another 15-20 minutes on low heat until lentils and barley are tender.Serve warm with some fried onions.

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27 comments:

PJ said...

Harissa has been one of my favorite seasonings.. I am so glad you featured a recipe using it. This soup looks delicious, what with the barley and lentils, it scores high on healthy side too!

Gita said...

Barley with lentils! what a hearty and delightful combination...this makes a complete meal by itself..love the addition of harrisa to spice things up :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A conforting stew! Really delicious looking!

Cheers,

Rosa

Sarah said...

Wow, what a yummy looking stew. Hearty and satisfying without meat!

Divya Vikram said...

Have never cooked with Harissa. This looks absolutely healthy.

Faiza Ali said...

Nice combination there...must have been very yummy and spicy...perfect for the winters.

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a delicious stew highlighted with the hotness of the harissa, it certainly brings great warmth for the winter!!!

sangeeta said...

barley is my fave ingredient n you know it...this stew looks delicious , i have yet to use harrisa n will follow your recipe soon to make it this season..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks comforting,nice recipe!

Joanne said...

I've never had harissa but am confident I would love it. I am all about the spicy foods.

This looks like a deliciously heart stew. Perfect for these cold winter afternoons.

Nostalgia said...

Awesome.. wonderful new dish to me. I quite like barley and this will fantastic to give a shot at.

Sage said...

Lovely blog; I am into healthy eating; what is that challenge for January 10th? Thank you for dropping in; those almonds are good.

Natashya Kitchen Puppies said...

Yum, I should definitely try something like this. I have a huge jar of harissa in the fridge from my end of season hot peppers.

Shri said...

Looks so healthy and delicious, Yasmeen!

Gulmohar said...

Healthy combo..very new to me..Thanks for sharing :-)

Cham said...

Barley and lentils veryfilling and healthy soup!

Mona said...

Yasmeen, I have to try this! Winter calls for yummy and nourishing one-dish meals, and this one is just perfect!

Oraphan said...

Oh! This stew looks and sounds so wonderful! I've never cooked barley before but I'm a big fan of lentils and mushrooms. I'll definitely give this healthy recipe a try!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment, I really appreciate your time:)

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!! nice and interestingly new combo..looks fabulously yummy!!!

Organic said...

Very warming for the season.I like to use harissa to spice up my meals.

Ayesha said...

I don't use barley much.The health benefits sound too good,will look for it in stores here.

Senthil said...

I'm always hungry for such hearty stews.Thanks for the recipe.

Dolly said...

Healthy and delicious Stew. I have never cooked with Harissa. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Stew looks comforting and apt for this wintry cold weather.

Chef Jeena said...

If you gave me a bowl of this tasty soup I would be one happy lady!!! GORGEOUS!

Shija said...

I'm going to make this today,thanks.

Curry Leaf said...

Harissa is something that I am always planning to prepare and postponing.Love the stew Yasmeen.Healthy filling and tasty.

Arabic Bites said...

I love the three combination of Ingredients you used (barley,lentil & harissa)
Sounds like a wonderful stew recipe for a cold day.

I hope my camera be ready before your event deadline :(

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