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Haleem

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Haleem is one of the most sought after dish, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. It is a highly nutritious dish comprising of meat, wheat and lentils and cooked with spices for a few hours. The result is a paste-like dish, which is served with coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onion and lemon juice.

The first time I tasted this was during our stay in Secunderabad. During Ramadan, quite a number of stalls sell Haleem. The taste varies from stall to stall. It has been a while since I had Haleem. This time, I decided to try making it at home. I chose the recipe by Fauzia’s Pakistani Recipes. I reduced the quantity proportionately and used Chicken in place of Mutton/ Beef. The lentils I used aregreen gram lentils, black gram lentils, bengal gram lentils, red lentils and pigeon pea lentils.

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Haleem
Haleem is one of the most sought after dish, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. It is a highly nutritious dish comprising of meat, wheat and lentils and cooked with spices for a few hours. The result is a paste-like dish, which is served with coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onion and
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 500 gms Chicken Minced
  • 160 gms Wheat grains
  • 1/3 Gram lentils - cup
  • 1 onion Thinly sliced
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Garlic paste
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Ginger paste
  • 1/2 Garam Masala Powder - teapoon
  • 2 - 1/2 teaspoons Chilli powder - (or less)
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • pinch Soda Cooking soda bi carbonate / - a
  • 1/3 cup Butter Ghee Clarified / - less
For Garnish
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 500 gms Chicken Minced
  • 160 gms Wheat grains
  • 1/3 Gram lentils - cup
  • 1 onion Thinly sliced
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Garlic paste
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Ginger paste
  • 1/2 Garam Masala Powder - teapoon
  • 2 - 1/2 teaspoons Chilli powder - (or less)
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • pinch Soda Cooking soda bi carbonate / - a
  • 1/3 cup Butter Ghee Clarified / - less
For Garnish
Instructions
  1. Wash the wheat grains well and drain.
  2. Crush them slightly. You could blitz in a grinder as well.
  3. Soak in water for 1-1/2 hours.
  4. Cook the crushed wheat grains with salt, lots of water and a pinch of soda till tender and mushy. Keep aside.
  5. Rinse all the lentils and cook till done.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Once cool, grind the mixture to a fine, smooth paste. Add adequate water while grinding.
  8. Keep this paste aside.
  9. Heat clarified butter in a pan.
  10. Fry the sliced onion to golden brown colour.
  11. Drain onto an absorbant paper. Keep aside.
  12. In the remaining ghee, add the ginger- garlic pastes and chopped chilli and saute till raw smell goes.
  13. Tip in the coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder and turmeric powder and fry for a few seconds.
  14. Add the minced chicken or meat and stir well.
  15. Add salt to taste. Cover and cook till the chicken is cooked through.
  16. Add the cooked wheat and the lentil paste into the chicken mixture.
  17. Mix well.
  18. Cook the mixture on low heat for at least an hour or till the mixture is well blended and has the desired consistency.
  19. Switch off heat.
  20. You may grind the mixture to a paste if you wish.
  21. Serve Haleem with lemon juice, fried onion, coriander leaves, mint leaves and chopped green chilli.
Recipe Notes

The Lentils I have used aregreen gram lentils, black gram lentils, bengal gram lentils, red lentils and pigeon pea lentils.

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  1. Muhzina Shifaz says:

    Haleem awww!!! Looks perfect..

  2. Muhzina Shifaz says:

    Haleem awww!!! Looks perfect..

  3. Muhzina Shifaz says:

    Can yu mention what all lentils yu hv used??

  4. Muhzina Shifaz says:

    Can yu mention what all lentils yu hv used??

  5. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Maryam 🙂

  6. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Maryam 🙂

  7. Sreedevi N P says:

    hi mareena, in the haleem receipe in the ingredients list you have mentioned chilli powder 2 times. I think one of them is coriander powder. please change.

  8. Sreedevi N P says:

    hi mareena, in the haleem receipe in the ingredients list you have mentioned chilli powder 2 times. I think one of them is coriander powder. please change.

  9. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Sreedevi.. Corrected 🙂

  10. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Sreedevi.. Corrected 🙂

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