Barley Roti

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Indications :

  • Asthma
  • Cough
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Diseases of throat
  • Diseases of urinary tract
  • Indigestion and constipation
  • Inflammation of stomach
  • Jaundice
  • Obesity
  • Skin diseases
  • Running nose

Properties :

  • Aphrodisiac
  • Balances Pitta and Kapha
  • Cold in Potency
  • Dry (ruksha)
  • Gives stability
  • Very tasty
  • Light to digest
  • Increases the out put of feces and urine
  • Relieves sorrow and grief

English name: Barley
Sanskrit name: Yava
Tamil name: Yavai
Hindi name: Jau
Botanical name: Hordeum Vulgare


  1. Barley flour 2 cups
  2. Rock salt 1 pinch
  3. Hot water Sufficient quantity

  1. Roast the barley flour for few minutes.
  2. Gradually add warm water to the flour and knead the dough.
  3. Divide the dough into small balls and roll them out individually into thin chapattis.
  4. Roast the chapatti on a heated pan, on both sides till it is cooked completely.
  5. Smear some ghee.
  6. It can be served along with suitable soups prepared with green gram.


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