Here is one special recipe of Talbeenah (barley porridge) which has been recommended by our beloved Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) “Talbeenah soothes the heart of the sick person, and it takes away some of the grief.” A very healthy recipe which nourishes, and provides strength and has numerous health benefit specially for heart.

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  • Jau (Barley) broken 100 gms
  • Pani (Water) as required
  • Doodh (Milk) 1 liter
  • Khajore (Dates) 10 or as required
  • Elaichi powder (Cardamom powder) ½ tsp
  • Pista (Pistachio) sliced 2tbs
  • Badam (Almonds) sliced 2 tbs


In bowl,add broken barley and wash with water.

Add water and soak for 3-4 hours or overnight then drain the water.

In pot,add milk and bring it to boil,add soaked barley and mix well,cover partially and cook on low for 8-10 minutes.

Deseed and chop dates.

Add dates,mixwell,cover partially and cook on low flame for 25-30 minutes.

Add cardamom powder and mix well,cover partially and cook for another for 8-10 minutes.

Add pistachio,almonds and mix well.

Garnish & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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