Indian Curried Barley Pilaf


This is a delicious and savory Indian curried barley dish. It is fabulous as a main dish, or as a side dish with fish or grilled chicken breast. It is quite simple to make and sure to impress!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 ½ cups pearl barley

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 ½ cups chicken broth

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

  • ¼ cup raisins (Optional)


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet placed over medium-high heat. Add onion and barley; cook, stirring frequently, until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in allspice, turmeric, curry powder, salt, and black pepper. Pour in chicken broth, and bring to a simmer.

  3. Cover skillet with lid, and reduce heat to low; simmer until barley is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.

  4. Fluff pilaf with a fork, and gently stir in almonds and raisins.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
11g Fat
73g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 257mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 329mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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