Talbina is a simple yet a delicious and nutritious dish made from barley flour and milk. It looks and tastes very much like the Indian classic sweet dish kheer but with a lot of health benefits. It has mild flavours and a creamy texture that can be accompanied with dates or honey for sweetness. It is said that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) recommended Talbina for both physical and mental well-being.
It is a good source of Vitamin B, Zinc, Magnesium and Copper. It is also rich in dietary fibre. This is a go-to food for many people who are suffering from severe diseases. It was the regular food for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his family. There are a lot of Hadiths on the importance of this food.
Adding Talbina in your diet can help you lose weight, lower your blood sugar and insulin levels and even reduce belly fat. It is low in calories and carbohydrates and contains soluble fibre that helps slow down the body’s absorption of fat. This helps keep you feeling full for longer and curbs your appetite.
You can enjoy Talbina on its own or have it topped with some chopped fruits like Banana, Mango, Pomegranate etc. Add some roasted nuts or seeds for an extra crunch and added nutritional value like Sunflower Seeds, Almonds or Walnuts. For a more comforting and warming dish you can add some spices such as Cinnamon, Nutmeg or Cardamom. This can be consumed as breakfast, midday snack or evening treat.