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Haleem / Hyderabadi Haleem Recipe / How to make Haleem at home – Ramzan recipe

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Haleem is one of them most important dishes of Middle East, Pakistani and India. Also one of the must to prepared dish for Ramadhan, it also most sold over the streets around the month of Ramadhan.

Haleem is slow cooking dishes which takes almost 4 to 5 hrs to prepare. It is prepared with wheat, barley, meat (chicken, mutton/lamb or beef), lentils and few spices.

It’s been very easy and simple to cook but only the times consumption in cooking process in very large. But I took just 2 to 3 hrs in the preparation of this Haleem. Let me the share the recipe…

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Soaking Time: 4 to 5 hrs

Cooking Time: 2 to 3 hrs

1 cup – 160 ml

Serves – 6 nos

Ingredients:

  • Meat (mutton/lamb) – 1 kg
  • Onions – 3 nos
  • Channa Dal / Split Black gram – ½ cup
  • Urad Dal (white) / White Lentil – ½ cup
  • Moong Dal / Green Lentil – ½ cup
  • Barley – ½ cup
  • Wheat Berries / Wheat / Kothumai – ½ cup
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Ginger – 2” inch piece
  • Chilli powder – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 4 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 3 tsp
  • Methi / Fenugreek powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala – 4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 3 stalks
  • Lemon – 1 no
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Soak all the lentils/dal and barley together for almost 4 hrs. Soak the wheat berries individually in a bowl for almost 4 hrs.
  • Roughly chop the mutton into pieces, wash the mutton pieces, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Peel and thinly slice the onions, keep it aside. Peel and chop the garlic and ginger, crush them and keep it aside.
  • Boil the wheat berries with large amount of water, it takes almost 1 hr for boiling. Stir once in a while when it starts comes to the mashing consistency.
  • Meanwhile heat ghee/clarified butter in a pressure-cooker, add in the crushed ginger-garlic and saute them until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the mutton/lamb pieces and cook both sides for almost 10 mins or until they turn white in color.
  • Add in the soaked dal/lentils with 5 cups of water, bring it to boil and pressure-cook for 7 to 8 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the sliced onions little by little and fry them until they turn brown in color. Drain the oil and transfer the onions to a plate. Keep it aside.
  • Remove the lid of the pressure-cooker, when the pressure subsides.
  • Remove the bones from the mutton pieces (it should be pressure-cooked as the meat should fall from the bones, else pour in water little more water and pressure-cook again for 2 to 3 whistles).
  • Pour in the boiled wheat berries (it should be mashed well), give a stir.
  • Add in the spice powders (chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, fenugreek powder, garam masala), half the quantity of the browned onions and salt, pour in 2 cups of water and mix them well.
  • Cook in low flame for 30 to 40mins.
  • Mash the meat with a wooden spoon while stirring the gravy once in a while.
  • Cook until the gravy thickens and the ghee/clarified butter starts floating on the top.

Garnish with the brown onions, finely chopped coriander leaves and sliced green chillies. Serve hot. Goes out well with any Indian Flat breads. I have served it with Naan and Ghee Rice.

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Chicken Kabsa

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Arabian cuisine is my all-time favorite, which was introduced by my bestie to me. There are list of foods in Arabian cuisine which I like the most, one among those was Pitta Bread and chicken kabsa. Recently I got to have Chicken Kabsa in fattoush restaurant, my kids liked it to the core. As of Ramadhan, thought of trying out the dish and so called one of my neighbor (my hometown) who has worked in a Restaurant in UAE, got the recipe from him and prepared it at home.

Chicken Kabsa was delicious, aroma filled not only our house but also my neighbor’s: P. A easy, simple and delicious recipe which can be made at home. The key ingredient here is the kabsa masala – mixture of spices. Let us move on to the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • For Kabsa Masala:

o   Cinnamon – 2 sticks

o   Cloves – 6 nos

o   Star Anise – 5 nos

o   Cardamom – 5 nos

o   Bay leaf – 2 nos

o   Coriander seeds – 3 tbsp

o   Black peppercorns/ Black Pepper – 1 ½ tbsp.

  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Carrot – 2 nos
  • Onions – 4 nos
  • Tomato – 2 nos
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Chicken Stock – 6 cups
  • Basmathi/Long grain rice – 2 cups
  • Lemon – 1 no
  • Salt to taste
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Raisins – 10 nos
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 5 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • For Kabsa Masala: Dry roast all the ingredients given under the Kabsa Masala, until they start crackling or turning dark in color. Remove from fire, bring it room temperature, grind to a fine powder in blender and store it in an air-tight container.
  • Peel and thinly slice the onions, halve the green chillies (lengthwise) and finely chop the garlic.
  • Peel and thinly slice the carrots and keep it aside.
  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and blend them to a fine paste.
  • Prick 3 to 4 holes in the lemon and keep it aside.
  • Heat a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter, add in the cashew nuts and fry until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the raisins and fry until they turn doubles in size, remove both cashewnuts and raisins to a plate. Keep it aside.
  • Add in ¼ th portion of sliced onions, fry until they turn brown in color and remove to the plate.
  • Add in the leftover onions, green chillies and garlic, fry until they turn brown in color.
  • Add in the carrots and chicken pieces, along with the tomato puree, lemon, 2 tsp of kabsa masala and salt. Cook until the chicken gets ¼ th portion cooked.
  • Now pour in 4 cups of chicken stock and cook until the chicken is perfectly cooked. Remove the chicken and transfer it to a plate.
  • Now add in the basmathi/long grain rice along with salt, 1 tsp of kabsa masala and 2 cups of chicken stock. Cover and cook until the rice is done.
  • Meanwhile fry the chicken pieces with a tbsp of ghee or grill in microwave, for few mins or until you get the glassy appearance.
  • Transfer the rice to a large bowl, sprinkle the fried onions, cashew nuts and raisins over the rice along with the chicken pieces to the side of the rice.

Serve hot.

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