Making the Vegetable Barley Pilaf with barley instead of rice means that you get the benefit of added vitamins and nutrients including extra fiber. Here is how to make it.
Wash the barley and soak in enough water for 40 minutes.
Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker.
Add black cardamom, bay leaf and cloves and fry for a few seconds.
Add onion, ginger and garlic and cook until slightly browned.
Now add carrot, beans, peas, potato and cauliflower and cook on high heat for 2 minutes.
Add salt, garam masala and lemon juice.
Drain the barley and add it in the cooker along with 3 cups of water.
Pressure cook until barley is cooked and all the water is absorbed.
Garnish with fresh coriander.
Serve hot with raita.