Monday, 5 November 2012

Curried Sweet Potato, Lentil and Barley Stew

I am hosting a barley event this month and made a yummy stew with some sweet potatoes and masoor dal. This is the first time I am trying anything with sweet potato. I was surprised that it was not too sweet. It tasted awesome. Served with some garlic bread. You can eat it as a complete meal as well, as the barley and sweet potatoes make it quite filling

The photo was taken immediately after making it. It thickened up after an hour or so...


Sweet Potato 3
Onions 2
Cherry Tomato 20
Barley 1/3 cup
Whole Masoor Dal 1/2 cup
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Garlic Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Bay Leaf 1

Method of Preparation

1. Soak the barley overnight and pressure cook for 3 whistles with 1 cup of water.

2. Pressure cook the masoor dal with 1 cup of water.

3. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf and chopped onions. Saute till the onions start to brown.

4. Add cubed sweet potato. Mix and saute.

5. After a few minutes, add the cherry tomato and saute for 2-3 min.

6. Add 2 cups of water and bring to boil. Simmer till the sweet potato is partly cooked.

7. Add the cooked barley and dal.

8. Add turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder, garlic powder and salt. Mix well and simmer for 10 minutes.

Linking to my event - Cooking with Seeds Barley, event by Priya