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Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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काबुली चने, खूंभ और जौ के सलाद के साथ बालसमिक ड्रेसिंग - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing in Hindi) 

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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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Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing recipe - How to make Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Soaking time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
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 onion 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
Method
    Method
  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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What is chick pea, mushroom and barley salad with balsamic dressing made of?

  1. Chick pea, mushroom and barley salad with balsamic dressing is made of 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 and 1/2 cup finely chopped spring onion 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

How to cook barley

  1. To cook barley, add 1/2 cup barley (jau) in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add 1 cup of water.
  3. Mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain and keep aside.

How to cook chick peas, kabuli chana

  1. To cook chick peas, take approx. ½ cup of chick peas.
  2. Wash them with water and drain well. Add washed kabuli chana in a deep bowl, add enough water and soak for 8 hours or overnight. 
  3. Drain well using a strainer. Discard the water. You will get approx. 1 cup of soaked kabuli chana. 
  4. Add kabuli chana to a pressure cooker. 
  5. Add approx. 1½ cups of water.  
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Mix well and close the lid. Pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles. Remember that that we need perfectly cooked kabuli chana, but not very soft and mushy. 
  8. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. This is how the kabuli chana looks like after cooking. 
  9. Drain them using a strainer and keep aside.  You will get approx. 1 cup soaked and boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas).

How to slice mushrooms, khumbh

  1. To slice mushrooms, take a packet of mushrooms. This is how store bought mushrooms look like. 
  2. Wash the mushrooms. The best is to wash each mushroom under running water to remove dirt stuck to it.
  3. Slice the mushrooms. To slice them, place a mushroom on a chopping board and cut it into half vertically using a sharp knife. Place each halve on a chopping board flat and cut at regular intervals parallel to the chopping board to form sliced mushrooms.
     

How to soak sun dried tomatoes

  1. To soak sun dried tomatoes, take 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl. 
  2. Add enough water. 
  3. Allow them to soak for 15 minutes.
  4. Drain well using a strainer and keep aside. You can chop if you wish to.
     

For the balsamic vinegar dressing

  1. For the balsamic vinegar dressing, add 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. 
  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil.
  3. Add 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice.
  4. Add salt to taste.
  5. Add freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste.
  6. Mix well using a spoon. Keep aside. 

How to make chick pea, mushroom and barley salad with balsamic dressing

  1. To make chick pea, mushroom and barley salad with balsamic dressing recipe | healthy barley chick pea salad | Indian mushroom and barley salad with balsamic vinegar, add 1 cup soaked and boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas) in a deep bowl. 
  2. Add 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms (khumbh).
  3. Add 1/2 cup thick cucumber sticks.
  4. Add cooked barley (jau).
  5. Add soaked sun-dried tomatoes. You can add whole or chopped.
  6. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped spring onion whites and greens.
  7. Add the balsamic vinegar dressing. 
  8. Toss well.
  9. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve chick pea, mushroom and barley salad with balsamic dressing recipe | healthy barley chick pea salad | Indian mushroom and barley salad with balsamic vinegar chilled.

Tips for chick pea, mushroom and barley salad with balsamic dressing

  1. The kabuli chana has to be soaked for 8 hours. So plan for it in advance. 
  2. The kabuli chana should be perfectly cooked, but not very soft and mushy. This is necessary to get crunch in the salad. 
  3. Spring onion whites and greens can be replaced with chopped onions and coriander / mint. 
  4. We have used olive oil to reap its benefits, but you can substitute it with any other oil.
  5. Sun dried tomatoes can be replaced with cherry tomato halves. 

Health benefits of healthy barley chick pea salad

  1. Healthy Barley Chick Pea Salad – rich in protein and fibre. 
  2. The use of kabuli chana add enough protein in this salad which helps to boost metabolism and aid in weight loss. 
  3. Barley is full of fibre. This helps to control blood sugar, blood cholesterol and also reduce belly fat. Thus diabetics and heart patients can include this healthy salad in their diet. 
  4. Mushrooms are low in carbs, fats and calories.
  5. Benefit from the water filled cucumber to add glow to your skin. 
  6. Olive oil, especially the extra virgin olive oil, is unrefined oil in its natural state and free of chemicals. Moreover, olive oil also possesses polyphenols – a type of antioxidant which protects body cells and maintains heart health as well.
  7. On the other hand, lemon juice adds vitamin C which helps to boost immunity.
     
Accompaniments

Black Bean Soup, Healthy Indian Black Bean Soup 
Bombay Curry Soup 
Clear Broccoli and Carrot Soup 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy177 cal
Protein6.1 g
Carbohydrates26.6 g
Fiber7.4 g
Fat5.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium40.7 mg

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Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing
5
 on 16 Jun 18 09:06 PM


Will the mushrooms be raw or cooked in this ??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sushmita, We have used raw mushrooms.
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18 Jun 18 08:50 AM
Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing
5
 on 23 Nov 16 10:49 AM


no i will try.....
Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing
5
 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..
Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad With Balsamic Dressing
5
 on 08 Jun 12 03:17 PM


Chick Peas and Veggies taste great with Balsamic vinegar.