Cucumber Barley and Pomegranate Chat

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.

Chop the scooped out pulp.

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.

To make the dressing

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:)