I had some cooked barley with me. I wanted to use that to make a soup. First I thought of using it as a garnish for cold cucumber soup. But finally ended up making this as light and a refreshing chat.
Barley is very good for health and this is one interesting way to include in the day to day menu.
I was very happy with my creation and my family really loved it.
Cucumber -3 medium sized
Cooked barley – 3 tbsps
Pomegranate- 3 tbsps + little fur garnishing
Chopped coriander – 1 tbsp
Roasted jeera powder- 1/4th tsp
Red chilli powder- 1/4th tsp
Salt to taste
For the dressing
Yogurt – 3 tbsps
Oil- 1/4th tsp
Red chilli powder- 2 pinches
Jeera powder – 2 pinches
Sugar – 1/4th tsp
Chat masala powder- 1/4th tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves and pomegranate for garnishing.
Wash, peel and cut the cucumber into big pieces.
Scoop out the centre to make it as a cup and reserve the pulp and the seeds.
In a bowl, add the chopped pulp, barley, pomegranate ,chopped coriander leaves, red chilli powder, jeera powder and salt to taste and mix well.
Fill the the cucumber cups with this mixture.
Beat the yogurt well. Add all the ingredients mentioned for the dressing and mix well.
To serve the chat
Arrange the stuffed cucumber cups in a serving tray, pour over the dressing, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and pomegranate and serve immediately:)