Haleem

This is my first attempt at making haleem. I used my mother’s recipe and eliminated the crushed wheat and gram dholl because it wasn’t available at any store near me.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup barley
  • 500g chicken (I used fillets)
  • butter
  • cooking oil
  • ½ t whole jeera
  • ¼ t black peppercorns
  • 1 onion
  • 1½ t chilli powder
  • 1½ t gharam masala
  • 1½ t dhania & jeera powder
  • 1 t ground green chilli
  • 1 t ginger & garlic
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ bunch dhania

Step 1:
Boil the barley with water and some salt until it gets soft. Once cool, liquidize and set aside.

Step 2:

  1. Braise onion in butter and cooking oil.
  2. Add jeera, peppercorns and chicken. Add spices salt and cook till done. Add water if necessary.
  3. When done, add the liquidized barely. You may add some water at this point. Mix and bring to the boil.
  4. Add about 2 cups of water. Mix.
  5. Cook for 2 hours on low and stir it every 10-15 minutes.
  6. About 10 minutes before switching off, in a small frying pan, heat some butter on high and add some whole jeera – about a teaspoon and a half. When it sizzles (after about 1-2 minutes), add it into the haleem.
  7. Add dhania to garnish.
  8. Serve with lemon juice.

More info on Haleem.

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6 Responses

  1. GREAT looking site, girl! And wow, I’m salivating over the contents…

  2. Thanks Red 🙂 Let me know if you try any recipes!

  3. haleem is still on my to do list … inshallah i will make it soon. this looks nice, wish i could just have yours !

  4. Now is the perfect time to make it… would love to see what yours comes out like… your desserts have me drooling.

  5. Hi Nafisa, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Came to check out yours here. Nice blog! Interesting recipes, quite new to me. I hope to learn a lot from you! Just subscribed to you to be updated on your cooking adventures! Cheers!

  6. Thank you for the recipe, Nafisa. 🙂

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