We’ve received many requests from recipes following the article on sattvic food posted last month. If you’ve ever been to the Ashram, you certainly know about the many talented chefs we have cooking sattvic and delicious food! So we’re very excited to begin sharing recipes from the Ashram community with the world!

Our first recipe is from Acharya Hersh Khetarpal. It is a simple yet hearty barley and vegetable soup. Enjoy!

Serving size: 6
Prep & cooking time: Less than 1 hour

1 carrot
1/2 of a large onion
1 zuccini
1/4 cauliflower head
1 broccoli head
4 medium tomatoes
1/2 cup uncooked barley
1/2 inch of ginger
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt to taste

1. Chop all the vegetables into large chunky pieces.
1. In a large saucepan or stock pot, fry the onions and ginger with 2 tablespoons of olive oil on high heat for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the chopped vegetables and continue to saute for 5 minutes.
3. Wash the uncooked barley, and then add it to the saucepan.
4. Add the spices (basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, garlic) and salt to taste.
5. Add 6 cups of water, let it boil and then lower heat to simmer until vegetables are tender (30 minutes).

Serve hot with fresh black pepper on top (to taste). Each time Hersh makes it, she uses different vegetables. So this is just a basic recipe and you can alter it however you wish. If you try out this recipe, please drop a line in the comments section to let us know how it turns out!

4 Responses to “Recipe: Hearty Barley & Vegetable Soup”

  1. Ranjana Says:

    This is wonderful Thank you

  2. Niharika Shah Says:

    Thank you for the recipe. I look forward to many more of these. I have tasted this soup at the ashram and can confidently say that is tasty.

  3. Priya Gandhi Says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will try it sooon and let you know if it tasted atleast close to your soup. I had this soup the first time I came to the ashram and really enjoyed it 🙂

  4. abhashukla Says:

    recipe is delecious

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