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Haleem / Hyderabadi Haleem / Haleem in Pressure cooker / Ramadan special – Exotic Recipe

Haleem / Hyderabadi Haleem / Haleem in Pressure cooker / Ramadan special – Exotic Recipe

After a month time, here comes our Exotic Wednesday – with an Exotic Recipe, due to RAMZAN / RAMADAN/ IFTAR festival, I have shared the making of Haleem. Haleem or Daleem is a popular Middle Eastern stew. It varies from region to region, but traditionally it is cooked with wheat, barley, lentils and meat, particularly Lamb / Mutton pieces.

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Haleem / Hyderabadi Haleem recipe / How to cook Haleem at home

Haleem can also be prepared with Chicken, but traditionally it is prepared only with lamb meat. It is slow cooking dish which takes more than 4 hours of cooking. But as of our fast and modern today’s world, I have prepared it in pressure cooker. But it took almost 2 hrs of preparation, I would say that it’s worth spending time for such a heavenly dish.

Haleem can be served along with nan, roti or any Indian Flat bread, it can also be consumed as such. I like to have Haleem as such and never look out for any rice or breads. As Haleem possess, a paste like texture with the flavors of spices, it is easy to consume and digest.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #177 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner

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Usually Haleem is prepared only with the lentils, wheat, barley, mutton and ginger-garlic and remains pale white in color. But I like to blend them with little spiciness and so infused little chilli powder, turmeric powder and Garam Masala. So I have shared both the versions of Haleem. It is most popular among the people of Hyderabad, Bangladesh, Middle East and Pakistan.

Haleem is prepared in Hyderabad during the Ramadan month and is transported all over the world. It is sold as a snack food and street food in Pakistani bazaars throughout the year.

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Haleem / Hyderabadi Haleem recipe / How to cook Haleem at home

Must to try for all the non-vegetarians, it all looks difficult but it’s very simple and easy to make. Also Haleem can be served by topping it with fried onions, fresh coriander leaves, lemon slices, boiled egg, finely chopped mint leaves and thinly sliced ginger root.

Making of Haleem –

 

 Already I shared text recipe, a year back during Ramzan – CLICK HERE for the text recipe and refer the below video for the making of Haleem, and check over the color and texture.

Mutton (Lamb) Head Roast / Thalakari Varuval / How to make Thalakari Varuval with Video

Mutton (Lamb) Head Roast / Thalakari Varuval / How to make Thalakari Varuval with Video

Varuval is a semi-dry dish which is can be served as a side dish for rice, idly or dosa. Also, generous amount of oil is used in this dish, as the food gets cooked more in oil and less of water. Thala Kari Varuval or Lamb Head roast is one of the common dish among all the south Indian families (consuming non-vegetarian). Also, I have shared 2 variants of Lamb head curry / Thala Kari kulambu in my earlier posts, also click here to check out the recipe – Lamb Head Curry / Thala Kari Kulambu – 1 and Lamb Head Curry / Thala Kari Kulambu – 2.

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Coming to this varuval or roast, I have cooked the lamb head / Thala Kari with few ingredients available in all kitchens, but it tastes delicious. Let me share the recipe…

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Lamb Head Roast / Thalakari Varuval

Ingredients:

  • Mutton (Lamb) Head – ¼ kg
  • Onions – 3 no’s (medium size)
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 2 ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 “inch stick – 1 no
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • Sesame oil – 2 tbsp

Making of Lamb Head Roast / Thalakari Varuval –

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Clean the mutton head and roughly chop them into pieces.
  • Crush the ginger, garlic, 2 tsp of cumin seeds, black pepper to a coarse powder.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds, leftover cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions and cook until they turn golden brown, add the crushed spice masala (ginger, garlic, cumin and peppercorns).
  • Add the red chilli powder and turmeric powder, cook until the raw smell of the powder goes off.
  • Add the lamb head / thala Kari, salt and cook for 3 mins.
  • Pour ½ cup of water, and pressure-cook for 3 whistles or cover and cook until the meat is cooked.
  • Once the meat is cooked, remove the lid and cook in medium flame until the water evaporates and the oil floats on the top of the varuval.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot. Goes out well with steamed rice or idly or dosa.

Note: After cooking when you need it to be gravy, you can wait until the oil floats on the top and remove the dish else if you want it to be dry, you can cook until the water evaporates and remove the dish.

Irish Shepherd’s Pie – Minced Lamb Meat | Exotic Wednesday with Madraasi

Irish Shepherd’s Pie – Minced Lamb Meat | Exotic Wednesday with Madraasi

Shepherd’s Pie is one such delicious and yum recipe from Irish Cuisine. As I have been sharing exotic recipes on wednesday’s, I love to go for this Shepherd’s Pie for this week. Shepherd’s pie is commonly prepared with minced beef, fish, lamb and chicken. My first attempt of shepherd pie with Minced meat, we all liked it to the core. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Minced meat (lamb) – 300 gms
  • Onions – 100 gms
  • Carrots – 50 gms
  • Lamb Stock – 1 cup
  • Worcester sauce – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Cheese – 100 gms
  • Boiled and mashed potatoes – 3 cups
  • Butter – 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp (for mashed potato and tempering)
  • Oregano – ¼ tsp
  • Rosemary – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Shepherd’s Pie –

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and carrots,
  • Mash the potatoes to a paste by adding salt.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a heavy bottomed vessel, add onions and cook for few mins.
  • Add the carrots, cook until they turn soft.
  • Add oregano, rosemary, chili powder, salt and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the minced meat, pour the Worcester sauce and lamb stock, cover and cook until the gravy thickens and the meat becomes soft.
  • Meanwhile preheat the microwave to 180-degree C.
  • Take ramekins or a baking tray, add a spoonful of minced meat to the bowl, layer it with a spoonful of mashed potato, level it with the spoon.
  • Top it with the grated cheese and bake for 10 10 15 mins at 180-degree C or until the cheese turns golden brown in color.
  • Remove the ramekins from the microwave.

Serve hot.