Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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Name the texture, name the flavour, and you are sure to find it in this exciting salad. From cucumber for a juicy crunch, and kabuli chana for a mealy touch, to barley and mushrooms for chewiness and sun-dried tomatoes for tang, this Salads features a wide assortment of ingredients, further enhanced with a tongue-tickling dressing of peppy vinegar, refreshing lemon juice and olive oil – which does the balancing act. Enjoy the Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing chilled, to relish an exciting crunch and to avoid sogginess.

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Soaking time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1 cup soaked and boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas)
3/4 cup sliced mushrooms (khumbh)
1/2 cup thick cucumber sticks
1/2 cup barley (jau)
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped spring onions whites and greens

To Be Mixed Into A Dressing
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste

  1. Combine the barley and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Combine the sun-dried tomatoes and enough hot water in a bowl and soak it for 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  4. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and toss well.
  5. Add the prepared dressing and toss well.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve chilled.

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 on 10 Aug 15 01:59 PM

I had some barley at home and I dint know what to make from it.SI I thought you website must be having some recipe for sure..And believe me I never thought barley could taste soo good..I thought why not give it a try..The addition of balsamic vinegar in the dressing enhances the taste of this salad..Above all its healthy too..A very unusual salad..Would definitely make this one for a party..
 on 08 Jun 12 03:17 PM

Chick Peas and Veggies taste great with Balsamic vinegar.