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Category: Breakfasts

Nepali Barley Cereal (Barley Sattu)

Breakfast cereal in the United States means something crunchy scooped out of a box from the supermarket, a bowl of granola or perhaps oatmeal, cooked in haste in the microwave. In Asia it's a different story. Breakfast cereal could be ... Read more

Total time: 20 minutes | Serves 8 to 10
Note: Dry and powdery, sattu is handy for campers. Add liquid when eating to turn it into a moist cereal. Barley flour is available in health food stores. You can use packaged flaked coconut, if desired.
  • 1/2 pound barley flour
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh coconut
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Step 1Dry-roast the barley flour in a heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring, until lightly toasted but not browned, 10 minutes. Cut the raisins, cashews and coconut into tiny pieces the size of a rice grain. Combine the raisins, cashews, coconut, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom with the toasted barley flour. Serve this in bowls as a cereal. To eat, add cold or hot milk, or mix it with plain yogurt.

Each of 10 servings:
140 calories; 3 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 3 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 28 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 3.67 grams fiber.
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