Weather is getting cold here. So one of the things that I make frequently these days is this hearty vegetable and barley soup. I kept on modifying it till I got something that we both really enjoy. This is so filling that, we sometimes skip dinner after this.
2 cups vegetables – potatoes, green beans, carrots, zucchini
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup fresh chopped spinach
1 tea spn finely chopped ginger
1/2 tea spn finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup barley
1/2 tea spn dried basil
1/4 cup tomato
2 bay leaves
1/2 tea spn red pepper flakes
1 tea spn butter
Heat butter and bay leaves, ginger, garlic and onion. Fry for few minutes and add all the vegetables. Fry them for a minute.
Now add chopped spinach, barley, salt, tomato, red pepper flakes, 2-3 cups water.
Cook till all the vegetables and barley is done. I cook it in pressure cooker.
Now add basil, pepper and cook for about a minute.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins