Roasted veggie and barley soup.

Hello all! I guess today is one of those days when the entire country is under the influence of the weather. Oh man have I been in weather colder than what it was today? No! Never! I come from Mumbai, which has a hot, humid weather almost like Houston. Today was unbelievably cold! The walk from the garage to the class was grueling and lasted for ever. By the time I made it to the class, I couldn’t feel the lower half of my body. I took a long ½ hour to feel the existence of the lower half of my body!
For dinner today I made this great roasted veggie soup. It was awesome; it has veggies, whole grain and navy beans. A perfect well rounded meal. I was initially thinking of Garbanzo beans but I realized later that I ran out of them. The addition of pearl barley gave the thick soup another dimension altogether. The crunch, the sweetness and the bulk was just fantastic. I am simply in love with this soup. I topped it with some hummus and salsa. Yum. This recipe is a sure keeper.


2 sweet potatoes cubed
3 baby red potatoes cubed
Red pepper cubed
5 cloves of garlic
1 cup broccoli
Roast all the above ingredients. Leave the garlic with the peel on! Roast for about 30 minutes.

1 medium onion chopped
1 stalk celery chopped
1 carrot chopped

Mash the roasted garlic and add it to the skillet.

Once the onion is cooked and the veggies are soft add the roasted veggies and ½ cup pearly barley.

Add diced tomatoes about a cup (I pureed it), chicken stock about 3 cups and the spices

Spices: 1 tbsp dry coriander powder, 1 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp cumin powder.

Half way through I realized that I did not choose the right vessel for cooking the soup and switched to a sauce pan.

Bring all of it to a boil and then cover and cook on a simmer for about 10 minutes.

It’s just that simple, I served it with some toasted pita and some mashed navy beans (recipe coming soon).



About Priyanka

My blog is my attempt to change myself for good and incorporate some great habits by deriving inspiration from my fellow bloggers. This blog is a log of my eating habits,my everyday life, my activity profile,the motivation I want from others and also other ramblings.

Posted on January 16, 2009, in Soup, Vegetarian, whole grains. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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