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Haleem - Hyderabad Special




Haleem:(Ramzaan Special)

Haleem is a minced meat plus wheat based delicasy, that is prepared during the fasting month of Ramzaan(Ramadhaan). I happended to taste this heavenly dish at Hyderabad. I was told that, it is a speciality food and its prepared only at two places (Lucknow and Hyderabad). The exciting fact of the recipe is, its long cooking hours. Oh, yes...it takes a whole day...soaking, grinding and cooking it. This really heightens the joy feasting, after a fast. As I mentioned before, I really enjoy slow cooking...its lot of fun.

Variation:

I tried the same recipe with minced chicken, they turned out fairly decent 'palatable'. Guess, vegetarians could craftly use shredded soy chucks or meal maker in place of meat.:)

Ingredients:

Lamb/goats meat - minced 100 grams
Whole wheat 250 grams
Yogurt 1/4 cup
Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 spoon
Green chilli paste 2 spoons
Cilantro leaves - minced
Lemon juice 2-4 spoons
Black cardamoms crushed and powdred
Garam masala powder 1 spoon
Ghee 1/4 cup (Yes more, I know...it requires)
Salt as per taste
Onion 1 large sliced and fried to garnish.

Method:

Mix together the Ginger garlic paste, chili paste, yogurt, lemon juice, cilantro paste, cardamom, salt and garam masala powders. Marinate the meat in this mixture for about 2-4 hours.

Soak the whole wheat overnight. Mkae sure that it doesnt fermet or anything...its good to soak in the fridge. Next day, cook the wheat till tender. Bring this down to room temperature and puree them. Wet grind using little or no water.

Heat ghee in a wide wok. Add the marinated meat. Turn around over high heat, once the meat tuns opaque. Add water to cover and cook. Set over low to medium heat.

Once meat is done, add the wheat paste and continue to cook for another 20 to 30 minutes.

Garnish with fried onions, fried chilies and run a spoonful of ghee on the top.

Serve steaming hot.

46 comments:

Preeti Kashyap said...

Awesome pic and recipe Malar!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow great..the last time i taste these was back in Singapore..yummu yum yum

Sanghi said...

Wow... tempting dish malar! Happy new yr dear!

prasu said...

wow......it looks delicious dear..........thank you for sharing the recipe.....perfect for the weather.

Tina said...

its new to me.....Looks yummy yummyyy.

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh My ...Oh My!!! That looks terrfifc dea..!!! mouthwatering ,i m hungry!!!

Rekha shoban said...

hi malar,please collect ur award from my blog!

Rahin said...

haleem looks delicious, v nice

Shama Nagarajan said...

i love this....we enjoy this from all spl hotels during ramzan festival.......great job dear

Pavithra said...

Looks yummy and learnt something new today ..mmm nice idea to adapt the same recipe with soya chunks.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

You are making me hungry.........yummy

AshKuku said...

Looks good & as heard...all Muslim preps are basically yummy.... & that goes with this too.... Tasted just few.... but certainly not this... Now wanna....So if u could just pass it, I would serve myself with a spoon or two.....!!!!! I GUESS!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

priya said...

wow..this is new to me....looks so yummy..must try this!! thx for sharing, dear!

Dershana said...

sounds yummy although with lamb in it its not my cup of tea. but i love the biriyani style spices that have gone in there :-) if it turns out well with chicken then yes. you love slow cooking?????

Priya said...

Haleem looks delicious and really filling..this was in to do list quite a long, have to try out soon..

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely pic,nicely presented...

Abhilash Pillai said...

I have never heard about the haleem before. lambs meat, really healthy one.

Jaya said...

Malar,

heard so much about this recipe ,looks so good ..wish you a very happy and prosperous new year..
hugs and smiles

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Malar
Great, I was just looking for good Haleem recipe. Thank you. and thank you also for not saying 1 tsp ghee ha ha.
The Pakistani ( lahori or so) Haleem is awesome and bit different..but dont know the recipe, used to eat this in Kuwait during Ramadan, when my Muslim flat mate used to order for it.
Have a nice weekend

Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Malar,

Thanks for yr lovely comments.. A very interesting recipe..

Cheers,
Rachana

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hungry...send me some soon...if it is there....hehehehe...my favourite comfort food...may it take long to cook but the result is finger licking...

Asha said...

Looks yummy. I saw a cookery program on Indian channel where they showed how to make Haleem, looked so good. I have never tasted it personally. Great post. Enjoy the weekend.

SE said...

this looks so delicious..everytime i am offered haleem, I never eat it, but seeing this pic, I guess will give it a shot.

Vrinda said...

Heard a lot abt this but never tasted,Thanx for the recipe Malar,looks awesome...

Latha said...

Lovely dish.....nice pics too.

seerla said...

I love this dish...thanks for posting Malar

Akal's Saappadu said...

wonderful dish you've made there Malar!!

my friend is married to a Pakistani; her husband makes delicious Haleem too; I've tasted only once! nice feasty recipe!!!

Priyameena said...

Once I watched the making of this in you tube..I enjoyed it..I guess you had to have a lot of patience to make this dish...Good job Malar..

Deepti said...

Never hd it but wanted to try it...thanx for sharing its recipe.

vineetha said...

u always come up with good recipes..Hats off to you for the patience..Would like to taste that but not quite sure that I have the patience like you to cook a whole day :)looks mouthwatering ..lovely prenetation too

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey malar very interesting dish n recipe...pics luk awesome n tempting...gr8 try dear...vl try sun, thnx for it

kothiyavunu said...

Oh my!! what a treat to my eyes and tummy..feel like grabbing the entire bowl for myself..Nice recipe malar..:)

Simply Life said...

yum, what a great looking dish! i love the presentation!

PJ said...

omg, you have a lot of patience.. but I see that you got rewarded beautifully for your patience! This looks great! nice clicks too.

n33ma said...

Looks super delicious and I like the bowl too.
Sorry to have missed so many of ur posts...will go thru them now.
Hope ur having a good new year so far.

Sayantani said...

have heard a lot about Haleem but seeing the preparation for the first time. its a perfect mix of carb and protein. looks delicious Malar. bookmarking it as we have some bachelor friends whom we at least invite once during Ramzan. will like to try it then.

Gulmohar said...

Oh, I love this..We used to order this in a neighborhood restaurant during our stay in Hyderabad..

Soma Pradhan said...

I like haleem a lot. I generally use the ready to eat haleem masala

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum! Would love to eat it !

Bong Mom said...

I have never tasted Haleem, always wanted to. This looks really lovely

ஹுஸைனம்மா said...

Hi Malar,

I am in Abu Dhabi. I know this haleem from my Pakistani friends and really its an awesome dish!!

But as per their recipe, it's a mix of all lentils along with wheat. That's how I too do!! may be this the Hyderabadi version as you told.

Either way, it is a delicious one.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

this looks awesome Malar...never heard of it, but looks delicious.. :)

meeso said...

Oooooohhhhh, tummy growling... looks so delicious!

Dolly said...

Malar, YOu come up with such great dishes. Very unique..I have heard abt Haleem, but never got an opportunity to taste it..Now that I'm well equipped with a great recipe..I'm hoping to attempt this soon..and will let you know the results. Healthy and delicious.

Spice said...

Never seen this dish before though heard the name, nice info...

SS said...

Hey Malar.. looks enticing! When you say whole wheat you mean flour? or actual grains?