Recipe: Haleem

Although Haleem takes a few hours to cook, but the outcome is so wonderful that the pangs of those long cooking hours are forgotten as soon as it is laid on the table.


250 gms Mutton.
1 cup Wheat soaked overnight, drained, pounded & husked.
A handful of channa dal(split gram), soaked for 1/2 hour.
A handful of moong dal(green gram), soaked for 1/2 hour.
A handful of masoor dal(red lentils), soaked for 1/2 hour.
1 tsp coriander powder.
2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste.
4 tbsp Ghee(clarified milk)
1 tsp Chili powder.
1/2 tsp turmeric.
2 Onions, sliced and fried crisp.
Salt to taste.


Heat 6-8 cups of water in a wide-mouthed heavy bottomed vessel. Put in the drained gram, wheat and mutton along with the ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, turmeric, red chili powder and salt when the water starts to boil. Cook over medium fire till the mutton is tender. Then mash the mutton and add the crushed fried onion to this mixture. Heat the clarified milk and pour it over the Haleem. Sprinkle lemon-juice before serving it hot.

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