Hyderabadi Haleem
Hyderabadi Haleem is a different style of preparation very popular in the State of Hyderabad. Haleem is a stew composed of meat, lentils and pounded wheat made into a thick paste. It is one of the most popular dishes available all over the streets, food stalls, restaurants etc. in the city of Hyderabad during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Hyderabadi Haleem is a type of stew consists of meat, lentils and pounded wheat which is cooked on slow heat for long hours to make a thick porridge-like paste. This is served with ghee, browned onions, the dash of lime juice and garnished with coriander leaves. his delicacy is relished by hard-core meat-eaters. The dish is prepared with a mix of wheat, lentils, mutton and oodles of ghee and then hand-blended with large oar-shaped wooden spoons. The ingredients added in the Haleem are also rich in potassium and magnesium that includes the whole grains like wheat, nuts, vegetables and dry fruits. It also contains proteins and it has anti-aging ingredients, such as dry fruits which are rich in anti-oxidants. Popular for its nutritional value, haleem takes up a daylong session as cooks gather to mash the wheat before adding it to the boiled meat and the spices. Find here the detailed Hyderabadi Haleem recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4people 40minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 40minutes
  1. Heat and grind all the above mentioned spices in a grinder and keep it aside.
  2. Pressure cook the washed broken wheat along with salt and water about 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. Fry the finely chopped two onions, green chillies and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, saute onions, ginger / garlic paste and add turmeric, chilli powder, again saute it.
  5. Add mutton / beef along with salt, saute it for 5 minutes till the oil separates.
  6. Then add yoghurt and saute it well till the gravy becomes thick and the oil separates.
  7. Put this meat curry into a cooker and cook it about 15 – 20 minutes. Then grind this meat curry in the mixer grinder.
  8. Finally mix the cooked broken wheat and meat mixture very well. Add the powdered spices, stir well and cook it for a minute.
  9. Garnish with the fried onions, green chillies and coriander leaves.
  10. Yummy Haleem is ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

You can explore this dish Naadan Mutton Curry
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