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Vegan Barley Porridge
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Curried Barley Porridge (Easy & Vegan)

A savoury bowl of curried pearl barley with lentils and peas, resulting in a nourishing spicy meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Australian
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: barley porridge, curried barley porridge, savoury barley porridge, savoury porridge
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 377kcal




  • In a tall pot, heat olive oil over high heat. Add onion and sweat
  • Add red lentils, pearl barley, vegetable stock and curry powder. Stir contents, cover and bring to the boil. Turn heat to low-med, once boiling and allow to simmer for about 40 minutes
  • Stir through frozen peas and cook for another 5 minutes or until pearl barley is completely soft
  • Serve warm



  • Whilst simmering, stir the porridge every five minutes or so, bringing up the bottom to the top
  • Optional - to thin the porridge out at the end, add one cup of water and stir through
  • Pearl barley will double in size when cooked
  • The contents of this curry porridge will naturally soften and fall apart, no blending is needed


Serving: 200g | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 891IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 6mg