Haleem

Haleem is a popular Hyderabadi Dish rich with wheat and meat.  It’s an ultimate slow cooked wonder recipe, having high vitamins and proteins. It’s very good for child and diabetic persons.  It’s especially made in the special occasions, like Ramadan and marriage. The Wholesome meal can be served as a main food or as a side dish for roti. Meat includes mutton, chicken and sometimes beef also. Commonly use mutton or chicken. It requires few patience to make.
Haleem
Ingredients:
  1. Mutton- ½ kg
  2. Barley (whole wheat)-1cup
  3. Chana daal-1/2 cup
  4. Oil- ½ cup
  5. Onion sliced -2
  6. Ginger garlic paste-2tbsp
  7. Turmeric powder-1tsp
  8. Coriander powder-2tbsp
  9. Chilly powder-2tsp
  10. Pepper powder-1tsp
  11. Garam  masala-1tbsp
  12. Cumin powder-1tsp
  13. Chaat masala-1tbsp
  14. Salt-to taste
  15. Coriander leaves chopped- ¼ cup
  16. Mint leaves chopped- ¼ cup
  17. Butter / olive oil – 4tbsp
Preparation:
  • Soak chana dal and barley overnight separately.
  • Next morning, cook barley along with 10 cups of water till nice and tender. (Or pressure cooks it with 2 cups of water till nice)
  • Cook chana daal with 5 cups of water on low flame till tender. Add more water if needed.
  • Cool and blend wheat and daal together.
  • Add oil in a pan, sauté 1 onion sliced till golden.
  • Add meat pieces, sauté for a while.
  • Add ginger, garlic paste. Sauté till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add turmeric powder, sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, pepper powder and salt.
  • Add half of garama masala and chaat masala.
  • Add 6 cups of water and cook covered till the meat is tender and nicely cooked (or do pressure cook).
  • Then remove the bones of mutton and mash it very well using a spatula.
  • Add the blended barley and daal mix in to it.
  • Keep mashing very well by adding little-little water.
  • Add remaining garam masala and chaat masala.
  • Keep cooking for half an hour more.
  • Lastly, heat butter/olive oil in a pan. Sauté 1 onion sliced till crispy.
  • Pour haleem in a serving bowl. Mix it with chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  • Pour the onion and butter seasoning on top of it along with chopped leaves, ginger sliced and lemon.
Haleem Haleem Reviewed by ashraf va on 22:05 Rating: 5
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