Friday, September 12, 2008

Perfect Haleem!



Hyderabadi Haleem, the most favoured dish by every hyderabadi. A perfect haleem cant be compared with any other dish. In Ramazan the city is full of vendors selling different kinds fruits and delicious haleem.
I remember the best haleem being cooked by my best friends Mom.I used to love eating haleem cooked by her.Oh !I must say she is a great cook and luckily this Ramadan she happened to be in the States, I called her and took the recipe from her.I bet u will love this haleem.
This is my another entry for the event Joy from fasting to feasting.

Ingredients:
Wheat grains 1lbs
Mutton or beef 3 lbs
Gram lentils(chana dal, urad dal,moong dal) 2 cups
Onions 4 (medium size, thinly sliced)
Ginger and garlic paste 3 tbsp
Whole garam masala:
Shazeera/ caraway seeds: 2 tsp
Dalchini / cinnamom sticks 2 (1' 1/2 inch each)
Whole black pepper / sabith Kalimirchi 2 tsp
Kabab chini 1 tsp
Cloves 4 nos
one cup of chopped coriander
one cup of chopped mint
slit green chillies 8-9
red chilli powder 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
curd 1/2 pound
oil
Ghee/butter
lemon juice 1 cup
For Garnishing
Mint leaves
coriander leaves
lemon wedges
fried kaju/cashew nuts

Method
Step 1:
Soak wheat, and lentils overnight and boil with salt and black peppercorns till it is tender and easily mash able.I used hand blender to mash the lentils. keep it aside.

Step 2:
Wash meat and coat it with ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and keep it aside.
Cut onions in thin round slices and fry in oil until golden brown(be careful not to burn onions). Remove and keep it aside( I kept it in freezer for about 15 mins to make it crisper).
You can also use ready to use fried onions which we get in Indian grocery stores.But fresh fried onions give better results.

Step 3:
In a pressure cooker put oil ginger garlic paste fry for a minute add meat, garam masala, kabab chini, chopped green masala, salt, water, curd and boil the meat till it is so tender that it can be separated by hand.(I separated the bones from meat to make it easier to eat).
Mix boiled meat and lentils.

Step 4 :
In a big bowl heat 1 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp ghee and again put one tsp of ginger garlic paste and fry for about a minute add lentils and meat mixture and cook on medium flame for about 20 mins. Lastly add one cup of lemon juice and again some green chopped masala and cook on low flame for abt 20 mins. keep on stirring it with a heavy spoon.

Step 5: Garnish with boiled eggs, fried cashew nuts,chopped green masala, fried onions ghee and serve hot.

13 comments:

Yasmeen said...

Subhanallah! That Haleem is nothing less than perfect.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Mashallah looks welcoming. The name of the recipe is perfect. Adding boiled egg wedges is something new and innovative to me.

syeda said...

mmm,my mouth is watering,reminds me of hyderabad.........perfect!

Kitchen Flavours said...

I posted recipes by u in my blog. Chek them out!

Anjum said...

Looks like a Traditional recipe.,it looks perfectly done

Mona said...

Maimoona, You seem to be dishing out some too irrestable dishes this Ramadhan. Great going!
The Haleem looks divine.
Cheers!

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Nazarina A said...

Beautiful, I definitely would like to try this.In South Africa, people used to make a soup called Haleem and I loved it. I would love this recipe too!!!!!

jija said...

HI Maimoona,
Thank you so much for your haleem recipe. It looks so lovely.

meeso said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, I am bookmarking to try soon!

Yasmeen said...

Eid-ul-Fitr Mubarak to you dear Maimoona!
Thanks for sharing your Ramadan favorites with us:)

Zakki said...

You Rock!..
Im looking of couple of recipes... it will really help if you can add'em to your blog:

1. Chugur Gosht(I dont know we get chugur in UK and dont even know whats it called in english)

2. Mah-e-Qalia

3. Bhuna hua gosht(This is more like shreded gosht and quite crispy)

4. Bagara Khana & Daal-Cha

Thanks

Zakki

Zakki said...

You Rock!..
Im looking of couple of recipes... it will really help if you can add'em to your blog:

1. Chugur Gosht(I dont know we get chugur in UK and dont even know whats it called in english)

2. Mah-e-Qalia

3. Bhuna hua gosht(This is more like shreded gosht and quite crispy)

4. Bagara Khana & Daal-Cha

Thanks

Zakki

AMROOD said...

Thanks dear..I tried the recipe and put some my own mind as well...it came out just like Pista House Hyderabadi Haleem.

Thanks again

Mohd Mohtashim