Jau ki ghaat - (barley and yogurt raita / drink)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Jau (Pearl Barley) - 3 tablespoons

Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped

Chaas (Buttermilk) - 1 cup

Dahi (Yogurt) - 1/2 cup

Water - 1 cup

Bhuna Jeera (Roasted Cumin Powder) - a pinch per serving

Lal Mirch (Red Chili) Powder - a pinch per serving, optional, only if you like

Salt - as per taste


  • Take barley in a blender and blend it to a coarse powder. Take one cup water, add chopped sliced onion and salt and let the water come to boil.
  • Add one cup buttermilk to coarse barley powder made in first step. Add this buttermilk / barley mix to the above boiling water and mix well.
  • Keep stirring till it starts boiling (about 4-5 minutes.) or else the mix will start to curdle. Boil for another 5-6 minutes.
  • The mixture will become slightly thicker. Turn off the heat and let it sit overnight (no need to put it in fridge).
  • Just let it be there on the counter. It will become even thicker kind of like thick rice pudding. Add yogurt to this ghat in the morning and mix well.
  • Sprinkle roasted cumin powder and red chili powder in individual serving cups or glasses.
  • If you want to drink it, you may want to make it little thinner than if you are eating it in a cup.
  • Serve it as a side dish with roti or rice.


Jau Ki Ghaat - (Barley and Yogurt Raita / Drink), photo 1Jau Ki Ghaat - (Barley and Yogurt Raita / Drink), photo 2


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