Barley Roti

I feel that incorporating the goodness of whole grains is a must in every household, be it in Baking or in normal day to day food. Since roti is a staple in my home, having it for dinner almost every other day, I try to bring about variation. Roti's are one of the best ways of adding in different grains. I have already blogged about making roti with Oats. This time its Barley roti. I use Barley flour, along with whole wheat flour, which are available in everywhere, even in Indian stores. Instead of using plain water to knead the dough I use barley water. You can use the cooked barley as an alternative to plain white rice - for the same meal or refrigerate it and use the next day for salad prep, patties etc.

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  • Serves: 2 people
  • 1 cup Barley flour
  • 1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour, plus extra for dusting,rolling etc
  • Barley water to knead the dough
  • salt to taste
1. Prepare barley water as shown in this post (skip the lemon).
2. Add the flours and salt together and stir well.
3. Add enough barley water to knead the dough. It should be soft and pliable.
4. Divide into small balls and using a rolling pin, roll it out into a circle to approximately 1/8 inches
5. Cook it into a medium-hot pan. Add little oil to help it stay soft.
6. Turn once golden brown with little spots appear in the bottom.

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By Shipra on Sep 16, 2012

Diabetes Kay liye ye aata acha hay Kay nahi

By Shipra on Sep 16, 2012

Kya diabetes Kay like ye barlay flour theek hay

By meenakshi on Mar 20, 2012

Hi DK, Is Barley the same as Bajra? I buy Bajra flour and mix it with my regular wheat flour. Thanks. :?:

Bajra is Millet while Barley I think is called as "Jaun" in hindi --DK

By Ainy Törnquist on Nov 13, 2011

Is this chapattis bread?

This is not the regular chapathi bread. That's made usually with Wheat flour. This is another type - one is made with Barley

By propecia on Jun 2, 2009

thanks !! very helpful post!

By Rajee on Apr 15, 2009

I was advised to drink barely water. Pls posts its recipe that u're drinking it for 10 days. Urs must be delicious drink, I feel. So, pls post it and email me ur link. I heard this roti too.

By Lakshmi Venkatesh on Feb 28, 2009

a real healthy roti

By Asha on Feb 28, 2009

Just checked your comment at Aroma. Yeah, I am having fun with both, making second batch of Urad dal vadas for dinner in the smaller one just to see how it goes! ;D

I try not comment or blog on weekends and on weekdays, I keep it to minimum these days, we are all under the weather at home. Hope you are not having trouble opening FH, I know it's always a looong post there! :D

Barley rotis look yummy. Great with Ennegayi, no? Enjoy. I am off the lappy now, got the docu Religulous, will watch after dinner.

By Ashwini on Feb 28, 2009

Wow healthy roti DK..Looks perfect..

By DK on Feb 28, 2009

Hi Supriya..Thanks for liking it :) Actually it tastes almost like regular wheat roti since the recipe uses more wheat flour not only for kneading but also while rolling. So you wuldnt find that much of a difference :) am sure u wud like it :) Wud love to hear your take on it when you do

By Supriya on Feb 28, 2009

Hi DK - this is a good one for me, I have a packet of barley flour and couldn't think of what to make with it - now I know. Does this roti taste any different than the regular ones?

By Madhumathi on Feb 28, 2009

Healthy roti,DK.Roti looks soft!

By Vcuisine on Feb 27, 2009

Healthy one DK. Have a nice weekend. Viji

By Uma on Feb 27, 2009

wow, what a healthy way to eat a roti! Adding barley flour sounds interesting. roti looks so soft and yummy.

By Madhu on Feb 27, 2009

I have never came across barley flour. adding this to regular diets is a nice idea.
Rotis looks wholesome...

By Divya Vikram on Feb 27, 2009

Really a healthy alternative!

By Pavani on Feb 27, 2009

Never tasted barley roti.. Sounds healthy.. Great pics. Enjoy your weekend.