Place barley in large Pyrex bowl, add water, cover with plastic wrap and nuke for 20 minutes on full power. May need 10 more minutes until barley is cooked. Sauté onion, garlic, ginger and curry in nonstick pan.
Continue to sauté adding the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil and turn to a simmer. Simmer 30-45 minutes until potatoes and carrots are cooked. You may have to add more water. Serve with hot bread.
Variations: Add other vegetables such as corn, peas. Omit potatoes.Servings: 6