Hope you heard the name halleem. Yes it is a special Ramzan dish. This delicious dish is eaten during the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims all over the world observe the fast during the daylight of Ramadan. Eating of halleem after fasting gives the muscles strength and burns fat. It slowdowns the digestion and fast burning ingredients. As now the Ramadan season is going you will be finding halleem in lot of stalls and restaurants. It is type of stew which consists of lentils, meat and pounded wheat. Halleem should be cooked on low flame for long hours till it becomes thick porridge like paste. This yummy dish is served with browned onions, lime juice, ghee and chopped coriander leaves. Well you mouth is watering I think. Then why delay, start cooking and taste this dreamy dish. Here is the cool recipe for you.
How to make Ramadan special haleem at home
Don’t panic, the list of ingredients is little big but mixing of all this will give a spicy taste to the dish. Here you go
- Mutton or lamb – 1kg (boneless)
- Garlic- ginger paste – 4tbsp
- Fresh granted coconut – 5tbsp
- Red chili powder – 1tbsp
- Black pepper corns – ½ tbsp.
- Cracked wheat – 3cups
- Green chilies – 3
- Long grain basmati rice – 1 cup
- Chironji – 1tbsp
- Zafran – 1tbsp
- Shahijeera and jeera – 1tbsp
- Cloves – 3
- Ghee – ½ cup
- Coriander leaves – 1 cup
- Chana, urad and tur daal – 1 cup
- Cinnamon stick – 1
- Fresh mint – ¼ cup
- Kebab chini – 1tbsp
- Cardamom – 3
- Required salt & oil
Use these ingredients to garnish the Haleem
- Crispy golden Fried onions
- Onion flavored oil – 5tbsp
- Cashew nuts – ½ cup
- Lemon juice – 1
Procedure for halleem
Step 1: Wash and soak the cracked wheat for at least half hour.
Step 2: Meanwhile wash the mutton and clean it thoroughly. Don’t trim the excess fat.
Step 3: Take the mutton in pressure cooker and add ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder and ½ tsp salt.
Step 4: Cook the mutton on high flame for about 10 minutes and slow down the flame. Let it cook for another 20 minutes.
Step 5: Turn off the flame and let it cool down. Keep aside.
Step 6: Boil basmati rice, cracked wheat, urad, tur and chana dal.
Step 7: Add ginger garlic paste, green chillies, pinch of turmeric, black pepper corns and 10 cups of water until it cooked completely till the water get absorbed by the wheat.
Step 8: Keep this wheat in a blender and puree it in batches. Remove and keep aside.
Step 9: Take a container and add oil into it. Heat the oil by adding spices and shredded meat, sauté and coriander for 3 minutes.
Step 10: Add 3 cups of water to it. Let the mixture get boiled in the water.
Step 11: Now add the cooked wheat and mix well. Keep adding the bit of ghee from time to time. Ghee doesn’t allow the mixture stick to pan.
Step 12: Add zafraan and check the salt. If needed just add.
Step 13: Let it simmer for half an hour. Stir in between. It should be cooked for 9-10 hours.
Now serve this to plate and garnish with cashews, chopped coriander and fried onions. Eat this haleem when it is hot, you can feel the taste of this delicious dish.
Note: Don’t use garam masala and curd in making of haleem or halleem.
Health benefits of eating Halleem / Haleem
Haleem is well popular in the indian city Hyderabad. Eating of haleem consists of lots of benefits in health corner. It is said to be a high calorie dish which gives immediate energy. Dry fruits, meat and spices used in making the haleem consist of rich anti-oxidants. It is a high calorie dish mixed with whole wheat, lentils and wheat. All these ingredients combined together and form an excellent source of protein and fiber.