The idea of the recipe is derived from Sizzling Indian Recipes. I made some alterations to it.
I don't like cardamom so I totally skipped it. This is my version-
1 cup barley
Wash and soak in 1.5 cup water for an hour.
Cook along with the water and an additional half cup water in a pressure cooker for a whistle, simmer for 2 mins. keep aside.
1 litre milk
Boil and add the cooked barley. simmer and keep stirring till it thickens.
Handful of raisins, cashews
1 tsp ghee
jaggery or sugar to taste.
Fry in ghee and add to barley kheer. add jaggery. Serve cool.
I tried another variation where I used 1/2 cup cooked barley and 1/2 cup cooked brown rice and followed other steps just the same. Both results were good :)
I served it for breakfast as an accompaniment with poha / toast.
For the CBB event, I left a comment on Usha's blog and asked her to visit my post here. This is what she has to say- (posting from her comment)
Richa, you got very nice unique blog name. Thanks for taking my barley kheer recipe as inspiration. I liked your variation of adding milk also in your second attempt you made combination of brown rice and barley, that is more healthy twist. Barley is very versatile grain and perfectly pairs with sweet and savory dishes.Wonderful work. Thanks for the honor and visit to my blog.
Your blog got some unique recipes..I would love to come back and check them.