Haleem is an Asian traditional dish. It is a combination of all type of pulses, rice and meat. To make this delicious, cereals and meat are added in an accurate quantity. These cereals and meat are cooked for hours to make them tender. Later, spices are added to give it a unique flavor. Muslims make haleem usually in Moharram that is a religious month of Muslims. Some religious beliefs are also associates with haleem. This dish is also called Daleem in different countries.  Haleem is presented with lots of garnishing like fresh coriander, mint, green chili, ginger, fried onion, lemon and chaat masala. This garnishing enhances the taste of haleem.

Qorma Ingredients for Haleem:

Beef                                                                                                 250 Gms

Yogurt                                                                                              1 cup

Red Chili powder                                                                           2 tsp

Oil                                                                                                     As required

Coriander powder                                                                         2 tsp

Ginger Paste                                                                                   1 tsp

Fried Onion                                                                                    1 medium

Garam Masala powder                                                                  1 tsp

Ground nutmeg/jaifal, cardamom & mace spice/javitri          ¼ nutmeg, 1 flower of javitri, 2-3 cardamom

Salt                                                                                                   2 tsp

Turmeric                                                                                         ½ tsp

Garlic Paste                                                                                     1 tsp

Ingredients for Haleem:

Wheat                                                                                              1 cup

Channa dal                                                                                      a handful

Moong dal                                                                                       a handful

Masoor dal                                                                                      a handful

Oats                                                                                                  A handful

Fresh Coriander                                                                             ½ bunch chopped

Fresh Mint                                                                                      ½ bunch chopped

Onion                                                                                               1 medium

Ghee                                                                                                As required

Medium sized green chili                                                             8 -10 (cut in half)


Masala for garnishing:                                                                 

Mint                                                                                                 1 bunch (only leaves thinly chopped)

Green chilies chopped                                                                 6

Ginger                                                                                              2 tbsp thinly slices

Fresh coriander                                                                             1 bunch chopped

Lemon (cut in four halves)                                                           1-2

Chaat Masala Powder                                                                   1 tbsp

Fried Onion                                                                                    2 thinly slices

Qorma Preparation for Haleem:

Take a deep cooking pan. Add beef with 5 glasses of water. Add salt, chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste and oil. Mix it well. Cook it over medium heat till water dries, meat becomes tender and oil separates from the gravy. You can add more water and cook if meat is not easy to cut or chew. Once meat becomes tender and oil separates from the gravy, add yogurt, fried onion, garam masala powder, nutmeg, mace spice and cardamom powder and fry for 6-8 minutes. Qorma gravy is ready for haleem.

Preparation for Haleem:

Take all pulses, wheat and oats and soak them into water for at least 2 – 3 hours. When all the cereals become soft, drain the water. Add them into the already cooked qorma gravy. Add chopped fresh coriander, mint and green chilies. Cook on low heat and mash the mutton and pulses with a hand blender or wooden spoon. Now take a pan, add ghee and onion slices and fry till onions become brown. Pour it over the haleem.


Serving the Haleem:

Serve it hot and garnish with fresh and finely chopped coriander, mint, green chili and ginger. Sprinkle spicy chaat masala powder and squeeze lemon juice as per your taste.


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