March 7, 2011

Instant Barley and Rawa Idli


1 cup fine semolina roasted

1 cup barley rawa

½ cup finely chopped onion

2 cups buttermilk

½ tsp baking soda

1 and ½ tsp salt

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp urad dal

1 tsp chana dal

2 tbsp cashew nuts

Curry leaves

Coriander leaves

How to make the barley rawa

Process the barley to the consistency of cracked wheat. This cannot be done in one stretch but intermittently. Pulse it a few times and use the fine sieve to remove the fine powder and the coarse sieve to get the coarse barley. Take the leftover barley and follow the same procedure until you get one cup of barley rawa. While doing this, I ended up with only about ¾ cup(I had only a small amount of barley in my pantry). Roast this barley and let it soak in same amount of water. Combine rawa, salt and soda thoroughly in a bowl and have it ready.

In the meanwhile, prepare the seasoning. Roast the mustard, chana dal, urad dal, cashews , chillies and curry leaves. Add the onions and continue to saute for a minute. Now add this, the soaked barley and buttermilk to the rawa and combine everything thoroughly. Leave it for 15 mts and steam it on greased idli plates. The above quantity yields 18 idlis.

Sending this first entry as a blogger to Wholesome wholegrain cooking - Barley event by Sanjeeta

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