Barley Pongal | Healthy Indian Breakfast

Looking for some healthy breakfast recipe then try this barley pongal which is healthy,filling,tasty and easy to make.I got this recipe idea from here.While making i was little worried how my kids would like it or not, my daughter who is a best critic liked it very much.Barley has many health benefit  some are its very rich in fibre,great source of zinc,etc.One thing i would like to share is ,eat it hot ( not only this any pongal variety)to get the real taste of it.


  • Barley- 1 cup
  • Split moongal dal/pasi paruppu-1\3 cup
  • Salt to taste

To temper:

  • ghee+oil- 1tbsp
  • Ginger-small piece(finely chopped)
  • Green cheen chilly-1
  • jeera-1\2 tsp
  • pepper-1\2 coarsely powdered
  • Cashew& badam- few


1.Wash barley and dal well.In a pressure cooker add them with 3-4 cups of water & salt.
  Pressure cook it for 4-5 whistle.After the steam is realised open the cooker and mash it.

After cooked

2.Heat a pan with ghee+oil and temper with the ingredients under " to temper" and add it to the cooked mixture and mix well.

Serve got with sambar & chutney.

A close shot of how it looks


1.The original recipe uses 3\4 cup of dal but i want more barley and reduced it.It also had some turmeric powder added i did not use it.

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  3. a healthy pongal using barley

  4. Healthy and yummy pongal Babitha.. Would love to try :-)

  5. Healthy .Try it soon.Barley take more time to cook?


    1. no so,but u added more water than for rice.if u keep 10 mins for rice keep 5 more mins for in it

  6. A very healthy dish. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
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  8. Barley powder is extremely beneficial to your health and can help to prevent a number of cardiovascular and digestive health problems. By incorporating barley in your diet, you’ll be surprised of its tremendous health benefits.


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