Thursday, March 13, 2014

Barley Barley


When my baby was warded a few days ago (she's completely fine now Alhamdulillah), there was this one tea time (hospital) meal that I love so much! My first time eating such refreshment. Just a simple meal yet it really made my day. At that time, I couldn't wait to go back home to try the recipe. Well, it was not a lavish food, it was simply a treat called barley porridge. ∩﹏∩

Actually since a few months ago I had already started becoming a fan of barley. It happened after a good friend of mine suggested me to make barley drink for my baby who was having fever. She said barley is good to help reducing the high temperature. I googled about barley water and found out that the claim is true. Barley is indeed full with health benefits. The times of India website said that barley water is the best beverage. ⊙ω⊙ (it's a perfect drink too for hot & sunny days). You can google it if you wanna know more. Here are some of points regarding barley water:

From the times of india website.

However, before this I just consumed barley by adding it to fresh milk. With some honey and chia seeds (a very good source of omega 3). My baby loves it too. Well, to cut the long story short, I searched for barley porridge recipe the next day after my baby was discharged. Just tried a simple menu. Followed a recipe by a Malaysian mother. She uses barley, coconut milk, pandan leave, salt and sugar. I made it yesterday without using sugar and with a small amount of coconut milk. (Just now I found latin recipe of barley porridge and I think it's healthier coz it includes cinnamon and fresh milk only- no coconut milk).

In sum, these are the ingredients for the barley porridge I made yesterday:

1) barley
2) water to boil it
3) pandan leave
4) coconut milk
5) honey
6) chia seeds
7) sago
8) fresh milk
9) a pinch of salt

So, tadaa... here's the simple barley porridge prepared by my daughter's mama. >▽<

Alhamdulillah. :)

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