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Hyderabadi Haleem

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Hello everybody...I've been going through soooo many wonderful recipes on this website since the last few weeks and today i finally decided to post a recipe myself.Its a famous Hyderabadi dish called "Haleem" which is usually prepared during the holy month of Ramadan and is prepared literally in every possible restaurant in Hyderabad.Am sure most of you are already familiar with this recipe,but today am putting up my version of this recipe.Here, am trying to make it as easy as possible for all those who want to try it for the first time and for those who always wished they had a more simple version of this recipe without compromising on the taste.So i really hope all u guys out here will enjoy it.
Ingredients
  Boneless pieces of lamb 2 Pound
  Cracked wheat 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Ginger garlic paste 4 Tablespoon
  Mixed lentils 1 Cup (16 tbs) (urad daal)
  Red chilli powder 1 Tablespoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Golden n crisp fried onions 1 Cup (16 tbs) (the readymade brands available in the market can be used)
  Cashew nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon (1 tsp shahi zeera,2-3 cardamom,2-3 cloves and 1" cinnamon stick...blend into a fine powder)
  Black pepper corns 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon stick 1 Inch
  Cloves 3
  Cardamom 3
  Ghee 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh coriander 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh mint 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green chillies 6
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1.First wash and soak the cracked wheat for atleast 1/2 hour.Then wash and clean the lamb thoroughly,trimming off any excess fat.
2.Mix the lamb with 1tbsp of Ginger-Garlic paste, 1/ tsp of salt,Red chilli powder,1/2 tsp Garam masala powder and 1/4 tsp tumeric
3.Pressure cook the lamb on high for 8-10 min[ or until 3 whistles] and then simmer for another 15-20 min.After it cools down...shred n keep aside.
4.Boil the cracked wheat along with the mixed lentils,1tbsp ginger-garlic paste,1/4 tsp turmeric powder,3-4 green chillies,1/2 tsp black pepper corns in 8-10 cups
of water until its cooked completely and the water is almost absorbed by the wheat.
5. Put this wheat in a blender and pulse for a few seconds.[ in 2-3 batches] .Remove and keep aside.
6.Heat the oil in another container add the whole spices,the cooked and shredded lamb,remaining green chillies, 1/2 cup fresh coriander and saute for a 2-3 min.
7. Add the Yoghurt and saute for another 10- 15 min or until a lil oil starts to float on top.
8.Add 3 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
9.Add the cooked Wheat and mix well...adding a little bit of Ghee at a time.Do Check the salt and add if needed.
10. Let it simmer for atleast 1/2 hour...keep stirring in between.

Serve hot Garnished with fried onions, cashew nuts and fresh Coriander.
It can also be enjoyed with FRESH NAAN.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Hyderabadi
Course: 
Main Dish
Feel: 
Meaty, Smooth
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
70 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
190 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Story
Hyderabadi Haleem Hyderabadi Haleem of Hyderabad, India, is a very popular delicacy. If Hyderabadi Biryani is the meal of a die-hard Hyderabadi, haleem is relished in this part of the world during the Holy month of Ramadan. This traditional wheat porridge has its roots in Arabia, similar to harees. Even today mitthi (sweet) and khari (salted) haleem variants are served for breakfast in the homes of the Arabs living in the Barkas area of the twin cities. But the salted variety is popularly seen during the month of Moharram and Ramadan. The high-calorie haleem is the perfect way to break the ramzan fast. (it contains wheat, various lentils, meat, and pure ghee) Owing to its popularity in Hyderabad, a vegetarian version of haleem, wherein meat is substituted with dry fruits and vegetables, is available mostly in the month of Ramadan and can also be found at some eateries in Hyderabad. In Hyderabad (Deccan), Haleem is the tradional starter in the wedding menu, and is the most relished delicacy on the menu in any functions or occasion.
Subtitle: 
Hyderabadi Haleem

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