Thursday, July 3, 2008


Yes this is a wonderful Haleem. Thanks for all for all. Maheswari guessed correctly, its a meat based dish. Congratulations Maheswari:):)

This is a famous Hyderabadi dish called "Haleem" which is usually prepared during the holy month of Ramzan. Haleem originated in Iran and Afghanistan area, and brought to India during the Moghul empire.

The high-calorie haleem is the perfect way to break the ramzan fast. It contains both "slow and fast digestion ingredients," the benefits will be more if the dish is consumed soon after breaking the day-long fast during RamzanHaleem is made of wheat, meat (usually beef or mutton, but sometimes chicken or minced meat), lentils and spiceshaleem contains minerals selenium, folic acid, and zinc and vitamins A, C, and E. The fibre content is also relatively high. haleem increase blood circulation and assist in blood production.
It is available mostly in the month of Ramadan and can also be found at some restrents. During the last few years, Hyderabadi haleem has been in high demand among VIPs. It is a complete meal dish.


Boneless Meat cubes 1/2 kg ( dont remove fat from meat)
Cracked Wheat: 1 cup
Chana daal: 30gr
Urad daal 60gr
Thoor daal 25gr
Curd : 1 cup
Ginger& garlic paste 1 tsp
Ghee : ½ cup
Lemon :1
Coriander leaves : 1/2 cup
Mint leaves : 1/2 cup
Pepper corns 1 spoon
Oil 2 tblsp
Chilli powder 1 spoon
Green chillis 3
Cloves 6
Cinnamon 1"
Cardamoms 4
Star Anise 1
Turmeric powder
Fried onions 1 tbsp
Cashews 50 gr
Almonds 10 (optional)

1. Soak cracked wheat for 2 hours.drain.
In a pan boil cracked wheat with lots of water untill the cracked wheat become tender and mushy.
2. Wash and soak the letils for 30 mints.
Cook the lentil in pressure cooker. and make it past with the help of grinder.

3. Heat Oil in a pan. add cinnamon, coves, cardamom, star anise fry a while then add meat, chillies, red chilli powder, ginger garlic past, turmeric and salt. close the lid and cook on medium heat till the mutton turns tender.
Now grind the cooked meat in a food processor. Now mix the wheat grains with the groung meat and mix well. Stir continuously so that both are mixed properly.

4. Heat oil in pressure cooker, fry the cashews and onions and keep it aside. In the same oil add the gound meat&wheat past, pepper corns, salt, chilly powder, mint leaves, coriender leaves, lentil past and curd mix it well add one glass of water, lock in the lid. cook till the pressure cooker reaches 2 wishesl. Switch off the stove. Let the pressure drop naturally. Later open the lid.
Now haleem almost ready, fellow the final importent step:

5. Switch on the stove, put the cooked haleem on stove and mix it well. pour ghee spoon by spoon on haleem and stir continuously (otherwise it will burn) till 10 mints. finally mix the nuts and onions. Serve Sprinkle with lemon juice.


Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

The bowl is such a pretty one.. A lovely recipe for the Non-Vegetarians..!!

Sireesha said...

Nenu Hyderabad ninchi kaani memu full vegetarian.....Bowl chaala bagundi kaani adi non-veg dish aani guess cheya leka poya...

Priti said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Priti said...

Thanks God the suspense is over! I never heard the name to guess :-(..recipe looks wonderful..u r celebrating Ramzan now itself ;p

Indranee said... was such a wild guess for all of us:)Never tasted haleem, but I've heard that it tastes great. Thanks a lot for the recipe!I hope I can prepare it someday:)

Asha said...

Oh, it's Hyderabad special! I love it although I don't have wheat, I might try!:))

Maheswari said...

Yippe..i guessed right..You know,where there is non veg i will be there...:).Loved the name and the dish.First time a meat dish with wheat in it.Shall give it a try soon..

Ramya Bala said...

Good atlast u broke the suspense with a yummy recipe :)Hey atleast i said kanji right?but could n't guess it could be non veg as it is in silver bowl....

rekhas kitchen said...

how can chinni krishna will eat nonveg.Ithink that bowl and chini krishna make us confuse any way we got a great recipe[idi antha moosam amma memu oppu komu he he he]

Andhra Flavors said...

Rekha i said "for My chinni krishna", it means my son.
You can observe him in that photo.
I thought you people got confused so i removed that sentence.

rekhas kitchen said...

kopam vachinda sorry adi anta tamashki kopam techu koku mali sorry cheppana sorry ok maa tammudu cannberra lo vuntadu

Cham said...

Never heard before, But wheat and meat new combo, should be tasted great

Mrs.SriLekha said...

one award awaiting for u in my blog dear!

Jaya said...

Haleem looks great and I guess its packed with allthe stuff that gives loads of energy ..
Great dish for Mutton Lovers like me LOL..
hugs and smiles

Roopa said...

Hi! :) That bowl looks absolutely gorgeus:) I have heard about haleem, didnt have it, but definitly the smell was so good:) Maybe i will prepare a chicken version of it:) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog:)

Shreya said...

Hi, mee paeru naaku kanpicchitledandi, profile-lo! I have had Haleem from a few restaurants in Hyderabad during Ramzan season. I liked what they serve for the midnight biriyani buffet at Green Park in Ameerpet. I am sure the homemade one is definitely better. Thanks for the recipe:-)

Priti said...

what did u said for you :( with this sign?

Priti said...

Dear come and pickup your tag from my blog :-)

Priti said...

So again :p

Uma said...

Something is waiting for you at my blog. Pick it up at this address:

Suma Rajesh said...

surprise 4 u...check my blog...

Simran said...

I dont eat meat, but I just love the bowl it comes in :)

Kirankumari said...

Now u can order the world famous Pista House Haleem online through and get it delivered anywhere in India !This starts from the 3rd september.

Deep said...

Thanks for the recipe. will try out