A salty and spicy version of the typical Ayurvedic breakfast barley porridge. It will warm your body and your digestive system

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Porridge is a classic breakfast option for Ayurveda. It is a cooked dish, nutritionally balanced and easy to digest. Also, it’s super versatile and can be improved using different seasonings and toppings.

This recipe for spicy barley porridge is far from conventional and is delicious for breakfast or even lunch. Barley is rich in high-quality protein and carbohydrates, and flaxseeds bring good fats and more protein to your plate, as well as several important micronutrients.

Also, you can spice up this recipe with new flavors and textures by adding toppings. Good options for toppings are herbs, shredded carrots or other vegetables, and mushrooms. Let your creativity flow!

Make this unconventional porridge and be surprised!! Don’t forget to rate this recipe and leave your thoughts in the comments!

Photo of a brown-rimmed blue bowl of Spicy barley porridge with shredded carrots and herbs for garnish.

Spicy barley porridge

A salty version of a typical Ayurvedic breakfast that will warm your body and your digestive system
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Ayurveda
Servings 2
Calories 129 kcal


  • 1 cup (200 ml) barley flakes
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable broth powder


  • Add the water, barley flakes, flaxseeds, and spices in a pan and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Let it soak for another 5 minutes.
  • It can be transformed into a quick, easy lunch. For that add some extra grated vegetables, like carrots, or eat a salad as a side dish.



The caloric value was calculated per serving.
Recommendations for doshas:
Vata: add some ghee/ butter and miso
Pitta: a sweet porridge suits better a pitta type
Kapha: is very well tolerated
Do you know what a dosha is? Find out your dosha here.
Keyword Ayurveda, Healthy food, Vegetarian, Weight loss

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