Despite my love for whole grains, it is such a shame that I have failed to upload posts on the same. The last and only one that I posted was these rustic Crunchy Sticky Wheat Pops which is not only simple but ideal for this cold weather.
1 Cup Wheat Berries
1½ tsp salt
½ cup Peas (frozen or fresh)
1 cup Pumpkin (diced in bite size pieces)
A handful of Pomegranate seeds
3 tsp Pomegranate Molasses
3 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
A dash of Lemon Juice
A sprinkling of dry crushed Oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
Take approximately 1.5 – 2 litres of water in a large pan. Boil the water and add salt and wheat berries. Cook till done but still chewy. (You may need to add more water depending on the cooking time the wheat berries would take)
Meanwhile, heat the oven at 190 degrees C. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and arrange the florets of broccoli and cauliflower along with pumpkin on the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for approx 25-30 minutes (the cooking time will vary depending on the size of veggies)or till the veggies are slightly charred and done (I slightly retain their crunch). Do not forget to turn them over half way through.
Whisk together all the ingredients of the dressing and keep aside.
In a large mixing bowl add the wheat berries, roasted veggies, peas (I didn’t cook them) and pomegranate seeds. Drizzle the dressing and serve warm or at room temperature.
Note: The time of cooking wheat berries will depend on their quality. It can vary from 45 minutes to over an hour.
Note: Soak the wheat berries over night to save on fuel and time.
Note: Remember, that you will need less salt in the dressing since we had added salt in the wheat berries while cooking them and also in the veggies while roasting them.