Doma Barley and chickpea pilaf is a wholesome and flavorful dish that combines the nutty taste of barley with the protein-rich chickpeas.


  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large clove garlic (minced)
  • 15 oz can garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • lemon juice to taste
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • Handful of arugula


  • Cook barley in water for 20-25 minutes or until done.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic, barley, garbanzo beans, salt, paprika, sumac, and dill. Stir gently to combine all the ingredients well. Cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon to taste. Mix in red pepper and arugula just before serving. Combine gently.