14 December 2014

Barley and Lentil Soup (and visit to Savina Monastery - Montenegro )



This is one of my vegetarian (winter) favourites; very tasty and filling. A few of my Orthodox friends asked for the recipe, as they started their fast (Orthodox Christians don't eat meat and any product from animals during fasting, but also not using oil or drinking wine on certain days. The rules are complicated and they have a special calendar which tells them what is forbidden on what day during a year).

Ingredients:
1 onion, chopped
1-2 garlic clove, crushed
200 g pearl barley (1 cup)
1 cup lentils
1-2 tsp curry powder
2 sprigs coriander / parsley
2 tsp vegetable stock powder
1 tsp (Himalayan) salt
1 cup carrot/corn/peas/ mixture
1 1/2 l water
Method:
Heat a non-stick pan, add onion and garlic. saute for a minute. Add all other ingredients except lentils and cook for 30 + minutes, or until barley almost done (if you pre-soak barley for few hours, cooking time will be less). Add lentils and cook additional 15 minutes. Serve hot.



Supa / Čorba od ječma i leće (i posjeta Savina Manastiru)

Ovo je jedan od mojih omiljenih vegetarijanskih (zimskih) recepata; veoma ukusno i zasitno. Par mojih pravoslavnih prijatelja me je pitalo za recept, posto su otpoceli sa njihovim postom
 ( pravoslavci ne jedu meso ili druge proizvode zivotinja, ali isto ne koriste ulje ili piju vino u odreddjene dane. Pravila su komplikovana stoga imaju poseban kalendar koji im tacno pokazuje sta treba izbjegavati u odredjene dane).

Potrebno:
1 crveni luk, sjeckan
1-2 cena bijelog luka, protisnuta
200 gr jecma (1 solja 250 ml)
1 solja lece
1-2 k kari praha
2 stabljike persuna ili korijandera
2 k Vegete ( ili drugog povrtnog temeljca)
1 k soli (Himalajske po mogucnosti)
1 solja mjesavine mrkve/kukuruza/graska
1 1/2 L vode

Nacin:
Zagrijte neprijanjajuci lonac, proprzite luk. Dodajte sve druge sastojke (osim lece) i kuhajte 30+ minuta, ili dok jecam ne omeksa (ako ga namocite na vise sati prije, vrijeme kuhanja ce se smanjiti. Dodajte zatim lecu i kuhajte jos 15 dodatnih minuta. Servirajte vruce.


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Following photos are from Orthodox Monastery (called Savina), taken in September when we visited Herceg Novi during our holiday at Montenegro. It's built between 1777 and 1799. They posses a number of historical objects, including crystal cross (decorated with gold, silver and 4 rubies) that belonged to St. Sava ('Sveti Sava').

Fotografije su iz Manastira Savina kod Herceg Novog; snimljeno u septembru, kad smo proveli 4 dana  u ovom dijelu Crne Gore. Manastir je izgradjen izmedju 1777 i 1799. Posjeduje odredjene istorijske objekte, ukljucujuci kritalni krst Svetog Save (dekorisan zlatom, srebrom i sa 4 rubina).


 











10 comments:

  1. This is my kind of every day soup, Jasna. Simple and comforting!

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  2. Odlične slike sa putovanja i divan zimski recept.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Volim sve vrste čorbica :) Lijep je manastir, izgleda da je bogato dekorisan unutra, pa još kraj mora!

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  4. Love this soup! I love lentils!
    And Monastery pics are beautiful!

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  5. Crna Gora je predivna zemlja. Bila sam tamo pre (uf) 30 godina... Super fotke si snimila, a čorba izgleda slastno.

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  6. te monastery and the soup make me want to travel all around the World:)

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  7. I just love lentils but never tried to combine it with curry. I like the idea, minus the coriander! Beautiful pictures:))

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  8. Svidja mi se receptic, nesto novo i drugacije, verujem da su se svi sastojci divno stopili u ovoj zimskoj supici.:))

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  9. healthy and delicious soup...looks yummy

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