From a Centuries - Old Cuisine In every Ladakhi household, people start their morning with barley soup prepared with churpay (dried cheese), nuts, vegetables, and butter. It is served to every person, regardless of age. It is proven to be beneficial for people with a range of health issues. When working on the field, one would have a bowl of barley soup to last the long tiring day. During harsh winter months, the soup helps in keeping the body warm. Easy to cook and a time & energy saver—barley soup is everyone's go-to food.