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5 Barley Recipes for Babies & Toddlers



5 Barley Recipes for Babies & Toddlers

 

Many babies begin their semi solids with barley. There are many ways a barley can be included in baby’s food. They make excellent filler for toddlers too. Barley can be mainly used in soups.

We have 5 best barley recipes here particularly fit for babies and toddlers.

First Food for Babies (6 months)

Ingredients:

  • 2 spoon of pearl barley.
  • 1 cup of water.

Method of preparation:

  • Wash the pearl barley under running water.
  • Soak the barley in water for half an hour.
  • Drain the water used for soaking. Add fresh water and blend. Make a smooth paste.
  • In a different vessel, heat one glass of water.
  • When the water begin to boil, add the blended barley paste and keep stirring.
  • You cannot stop stirring as it will create lumps if you stop.
  • It begin to thicken. Add water if needed to adjust the consistency.
  • Boil for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Making a lump free barley baby food is your responsibility. Serve when it is warm.

 

baby first food barley

Barley with Yogurt

Prepare a barley smooth pap by boiling it in water as in the above recipe. Add little salt. Allow it to cool and then add little yogurt. This is a very tasty and healthy food for babies.

Spinach, Corn and Barley Soup for Toddlers

Ingredients:

  • 2 spoon of pearl barley.
  • Sliced onion (half bowl)
  • Blended spinach (half bowl)
  • Little sweet corn.
  • One small garlic piece.
  • Salt for taste.
  • cumin seeds and coriander powder for additional flavor.

Recipe of toddler’s spinach, corn and barley soup:

Prepare the spinach puree:

  • Wash and clean fresh spinach leaves under running water.
  • Heat a pan, add little butter or ghee and sauté the spinach leaves and garlic for few minutes.
  • Transfer both spinach and garlic into a blending jar. Add some water and make a fine paste.
  • Keep this aside now for the time being.

Prepare the barley:

  • Now, in a bowl soak pearl barley in warm water for about 15 minutes.
  • Drain the water used for soaking right before blending the barley.
  • Add fresh water and blend barley into fine paste.
  • Keep the blended barley aside too. We will use this later. Read full recipe here

 

Spinach barley soup for babies

Broccoli & Barley Soup Recipe For Babies/Toddlers

You will need:

Broccoli, pearl barley, a small piece of garlic, few drops of soya sauce, salt and water to boil.

Method of preparing Broccoli & Barley Soup for Babies/Toddlers:

  • Soak about a fistful of pearl barley in water for half an hour. Keep aside.
  • Now, chop and clean broccoli under clean running water (this is a obvious step everyone does :-P)
  • Heat water in a thick bottom pot vessel. When the water boils, add the tiny pieces of broccoli and let it boil.
  • Now, drain the water in which barley was soaked.
  • Add fresh water to the barley and make fine paste of the same. Also add a tiny piece of garlic while blending.
  • Add the barley and garlic paste to the vessel in which broccoli is being boiled.
  • Keep stirring without stopping.
  • Boil for at least 10 minutes. Add water if needed to adjust the consistency.
  • Add few drops of soya sauce. And also salt as per the taste.
  • Boil for a couple of more minutes and switch the flame off.

 

broccoli & barley soup recipe for kids

Recipe – Fried Capsicum in Toddler’s Soup

Method of preparation:

  • First of all soak pearl barley in a bowl of warm water and keep aside.
  • Now, heat a spoon of cooking oil or butter in a pan.
  • Add jeera seeds (this step is optional)
  • Add garlic pieces and sauté for a minute.
  • Then add capsicum pieces and tomato pieces.
  • Sauté them well.
  • Add coriander and cumin powder and heat for few more minutes.
  • Transfer into a different bowl and set aside until the barley is ready.

By now you know how to cook barley. Yet, I will repeat here.

  • Now bring back the soaked barley.
  • Drain the water and wash the barley well.
  • Add water or milk and blend to make a fine paste.
  • Now heat a cup of water.
  • When the water boils, add the barley paste you just made.
  • Stir well without any intervals. Else you will see barley forming lumps in hot water.
  • Boil for at least 10 minutes. Adjust the consistency by adding more water if needed.
  • Add salt and the sauted capsicum and tomato to the barley.
  • Let everything boil together for another one minute so that they blend well together.

 

capsicum barley soup

Have you tried barley recipes for your baby?

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