Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons ghee 2 teaspoons Vata Churna 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced 2 carrots, chopped 1 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces ⅓ cup pearl barley 4 cups water 1 bay leaf ½ teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper Directions Heat ghee in a large pot and sauté the Vata Churna for 30 seconds. Add celery and carrots and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring soup to a boil. Cover, lower heat and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until barley is soft, about 2 hours. You can significantly reduce cooking time if you make this soup in a pressure cooker. Follow step one of the recipe, but in step two, after you add all ingredients, seal pressure cooker and bring it up to high pressure. Reduce heat to maintain pressure and cook for 15 minutes. © Copyright 2019 Maharishi Ayurvedic Products International, Inc. (MAPI). All Rights Reserved. MAPI does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. See additional information.