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Barley Delight

Barley Delight is a delightful sweet dish satiate your crave for sweet .It's a healthy dessert made out of goodness of cereal barley , jaggery and coconut milk . One of the quintessential summer evening dessert .
Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Pressure Cooker heavy base pot


  • 1/2 cup Barley broken pearl barley
  • 1 cup Coconut milk thick
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Ghee clarified Butter
  • 1 grip Dry fruits cashews, almonds, raisins
  • 4 to 5 pieces Cardamom crushed
  • pinch of salt


  • Clean and rinse barley thoroughly. Soak them in 2 cups of water for 8 hours . Now boil the barley adding pinch of salt in a pressure cooker with out discarding the water for 30 minutes .
  • After 30 minutes add little more water and cook on high flame. Stir it to avoid sticking to the base for 5 minutes.
  • Now add jaggery powder when it will be dissolved evenly, add coconut milk. Stir on high flame for 1 minute. Off the flame. Sprinkle the crushed cardamom.
  • In a small pan,, heat ghee along with dry fruits . Stir fry until the dry fruits are light brown. Pour and stir into the barley. Enjoy it warm or chilled . Sprinkle some dry fruits before serving .


  1. You can use sugar instead of jaggery powder .But jaggery gives not only a gorgeous look but also enhance the taste of this conventional dish.
  2. You can use cow milk ,khoya  instead of coconut milk  to make the dish more rich and creamy.
Keyword barley, cereal, coconut, dessert, festival, jaggery, kheer, millet, payesham, sugarfree, summer breakfat, vegan, vegeterian