CORN AND BARLEY TEMPERED RICE WITH FLAX SEEDS VADA is a healthy recipe corn and barley tempered rice along with flax seeds vada is considered to be the healthiest and tasty recipe as most of the ingredients included in this dish are rich in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals and packed with antioxidants. Corn and Barley Chitrannam is a super breakfast dish for kids. But do not tell your kid that the dish is made of Barley as they would not know what it actually is. Giving children the right amount of healthy and fresh homemade food is good for their growth and health.
Barley is one of the most forgotten ingredients from our Kitchens but is slowly catching on mainly for its excellent benefits that it provides to human body. You can make a variety of dishes from Barley. It is one of the best foods for making delicious breakfast porridge. Now a days Barley flour is used for baking. You could also add barley to your soups, salads and stews. Add barley powder to your smoothie to make a yummy luscious healthy drink. Barley is eaten for various reasons that you actually must have never known. It is a simple grain packed with many health and beauty benefits. It is relatively low in calories, packed with vitamins and nutrients and high in fiber.
Any dish made of barley is nutrient rich and makes a satisfactory meal. Barley is considered to one of the best whole grain choices as it has some impressive health benefits on heart health and diabetes protection. Actually Barley is one of the oldest consumed grains across the world and has been the staple grain mainly for the peasants during medieval times for centuries. As of today it is still included in various diet plans in many countries like Europe, Africa and Middle Eastern nations.
To get the best benefits from barley, it is always recommended to soak and sprout the uncooked barley grain as it helps to unleash their nutrients. This makes it more beneficial and also easier to digest. It also reduces the amount of gluten present within the barley to some degree. A number of research studies have shown that grains when soaked and sprouted improves in digestibility and nutrient absorption are commonly seen and the levels of vitamin, protein, mineral and antioxidant are increased. Thus consuming foods high in fiber makes you feel full.
Some of the important health benefits that you get from eating barley are:
- Helps improve Digestion
- High source of Fiber
- Helps in Weight Loss
- Helps controls Blood Sugar Levels
- Lowers High Cholesterol
Recipe of Corn and Barley Tempered Rice with Flax Seed Wada:
Barley - 1 cup
Corn - ½ cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp
Red Chillies - 2-3 nos
Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
Split Black Gram - 1 tsp
Cashewnuts, split - 5-6 nos
Curry leaves - 1-2 sprigs
Green Chillies - 2-3 nos
Salt - to taste
Coriander - 1 bunch
Lime juice - ½ lime
Ingredients for Flax seeds Vada:
Flax Seeds - 2 tbsp
Channa Dal - 1 cup
Mint Leaves - 2 tbsp
Onions - 1 no
Salt - to taste
Oil - For deep frying
- Soak Barley grains in water for an hour and later cook for about 4-5 mins and keep aside.
- Add oil in pan and when it gets hot, add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add red chilies, cumin seeds, split black gram, cashew nuts and sauté until they turn slightly golden in color.
- Add curry leaves, finely chopped green chillies, corns, salt to taste, finely chopped coriander leaves and barley.
- Toss all the ingredients well. Cover and cook for about 2-3 mins. Switch off the flame and squeeze over ½ lemon juice and mix.
- Serve hot with Flax Seeds Wada.
- For making the flax seeds wada, in a mixie jar, add grind, mix channa dal, few mint leaves and grind to a coarse paste. Transfer into a bowl.
- Mix finely chopped onions, salt to taste and mix well. Shape into wada and deep fry until golden brown. Serve hot.
Corn and Barley Chitrannam (Tempered rice) served with flax seeds wada is an excellent combination and a wholesome breakfast to start your day. Do try this recipe and serve your kids too. They will surely feel more satisfied after having this super yummy meal and have less cravings on binging. Various studies have shown that a diet made of whole grains protects against various forms of cancer, including breast, colon, and prostate cancers. So gear up, watch the video and make fresh foods daily to satisfy your craving and stay healthy too.
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