As I mentioned above, ideally you should have soaked the berries and beans and cooked seperately. You can cook wheat berries in any of the methods mentioned here. But since this soup was a sudden brainwave and I needed lunch in less than 30 minutes I placed them together in about 2-3 cups water and pressure cooked them together.
Yes together and it dint hurt at all. It took me about 20 minutes and I did the rest of the cooking simultaneously. At the end of it, all I had to do is to mix both together. Easy does it :) Dont drain the cooking liquid
Alternatively take a saucepan, heat 1 tsp of butter/oil, saute the onion, garlic, turmeric powder, bay leaf and fennel together with salt until soft.
Next add potatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly soft. Add the tomato paste and give it a quick stir.
Add about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of vegetable stock/water, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add more if you dont have any cooking liquid left over from pinto and wheat berries.