Barley Soup with Beetroot – Tibb-e-Nabawi

Barley Soup with Beetroot

اللَّهُمَّ إنَّي أعُوذُ بِكَ مِن شَرِّ مَن يَمْشي علَى بَطْنِهِ، ومِن شَرِّ مَن يَمْشي عَلَى رِجْلَيْنِ، ومِن شَرِّ مَن يَمْشي علَى أرْبَعٍ

Beetroot Soup with Barley

روى الترمذىُّ وأبو داود، عن أُمِّ المُنذِر، قالت: دخل علىَّ رسولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ومعه على رضى الله عنه، ولنا دَوَالٍ معلَّقةٌ، قالت : فجعل رسولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يأكُلُ وعلىٌ معه يأكُلُ، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: “مَهْ يا علىُّ فإنَّكَ ناقِهٌ”، قالت: فجعلتُ لهم سِلْقاً وشعيراً، فقال النبىُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم: “يا علىُّ؛ فأصِبْ من هذا، فإنه أوفَقُ لَكَ”. قال الترمذىُّ: حديثٌ حسن غريب.

Tirmzi and Abu Dawood narrated that Umm Al-Munthir Radi Allaho Anha said, “The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) came by along with Ali Bin Abi Talib Radi Allaho Anh when he was still recovering from an illness. Then, we had some hanging clusters of dates. The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) started eating from the dates and he (Ali) also joined him. The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) then said to Ali Radi Allaho Anh: “You are still weak & recovering from your illness, so dates are not good for you at this instance, so Ali Radi Allaho Anh stopped eating the dates”. I then prepared a soup made with Barley and SILQ (beetroot) and brought it to them. Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) said to Ali, “Eat from this; it is more beneficial for you”.

The wisdom behind combination of Beetroot with Barley is the beauty of Tibb-e-Nabawi, & it is the best food for weak / sick patients. Either you prepare a simple beetroot soup & add barley bread later, OR you blend Beetroot & Barley’s Saweeq (Sattu) before cooking.

With a tomato & onion, blend a beetroot in enough water & then add Barley’s Saweeq (Sattu), blend again & take the mixture on your stove. Add the blessed Olive Oil, herbs / salt as per your taste & cook for 20 minutes at low heat & you may fry some Cumin seeds (Zeera) & Curry leaves in olive oil separately as the Top Dressing.

 

With a tomato & onion, blend a beetroot in enough water

Add Barley’s Saweeq (Sattu) & blend again

Cook for 20 minutes at low heat

Beetroot Soup with Barley’s Sattu