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

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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.

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Kuska / Plain Briyani – How to make Kuska in pressure cooker

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Kuska or Plain Briyani is prepared by cooking long grain/basmathi or jeera rice with all the flavored spices and ingredients used for briyani. This briyani is very special and commonly known as poor man’s Briyani, since it costs very less because no vegetables and no meats are used in the making. Kuska / Plain Briyani is popular in and around Madurai and Virudhunagar. My hubby used say, that he used to have it in all this college functions, but this is the first time I am gave a try at home. I have followed a slight variation in the making, so do check out for perfect color in kuska – CLICK HERE.

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Kuska / Plain Briyani / How to make kuska at home

Kuska / Plain Briyani is mildly spiced, mildly flavored then Briyani, so kids like this a lot. This goes out well with any raita but I prefer onion raita, any curries may be veg or non-veg and a deep fry. I have accompanied it with chicken curry, onion-tomato raita and chicken 65.  Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #176 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener.

Ingredients:

  • Basmathi / Long-grain / Jeeraga Samba / Jeera rice – 2 ½ cup (1 cup = 160ml)
  • Onions – 2 no’s (medium size)
  • Tomato – 1 no (medium size)
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 ½ tbsp or Ginger (1”inch stick) – 1 no and Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Cinnamon (1 “inch stick) – 1 no
  • Cloves – 4 no’s
  • Star Anise – 2 no’s
  • Stone flower / Kalpasi – 3 no’s
  • Cardamom – 2 no’s
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Fennel seeds / Sombu – 2 tsp
  • Curd / Yogurt – 1 cup
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Mint + Coriander leaves – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Oil – 1 ½ tbsp

Making of Kuska rice / Kuska Briyani / Plain Briyani –

Preparation:

  • Peel and thinly slice the onions and keep it aside.
  • Finely chop the tomatoes and keep it aside. Slit the green chillies and keep it aside.
  • Rinse and finely chop the mint + coriander leaves and keep it aside.
  • Heat ghee/clarified butter and oil in a pressure cooker, add the bay leaf, followed by flavored spices and wait until they crackle.
  • Add onions, green chillies and ginger-garlic paste, cook until the onions turn transparent.
  • Add the mint and coriander leaves, cook until they turn dark green in color.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they turn soft.
  • Pour the curd/yogurt, cook until the oil starts floating on the top.
  • Pour the coconut milk and bring it to boil.
  • Meanwhile clean the rice and add the rice followed by water to the pressure-cooker, add required amount of salt.
  • Pressure-cook for 3 whistles.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure releases.

Gently give a stir and serve hot.

Qubani Ka Meetha

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Qubani Ka Meetha is a traditional and authentic dessert of Hyderabadi cuisine. This is prepared with the dried apricots and they are most probably served in all the festivals in Hyderabad, most commonly on weddings.

A very simple, easy and delicious dish but consumes time in the preparation. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #127 hosted by angie-thenovicegarderner.

Qubani Ka Meetha

Qubani Ka Meetha

Ingredients:

  • Dried Apricots – 20 nos
  • Sugar – 7 to 8 tbsp
  • Badam/Almonds – 6 nos
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Preparation:

  • Soak dried apricots in 4 to 5 cups of water (it should sink) for almost 10 hrs or overnight.
  • Remove the seeds from the apricots, roughly chop them small pieces.
  • Boil those chopped apricots in the soaked water for almost 30 mins or until the apricots comes to mashing consistency.
  • Add in the sugar, give a stir and cook in low flame for 5 mins.
  • Pour in the lemon juice, give a stir and cook in low flame for 5 mins or until it thickens or comes to a syrup consistency.
  • Transfer to a bowl, garnish with thinly sliced badam/almonds.

Serve warm or chilled with sliced badam/almonds or with rabdi.

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