Haleem is a one-pot dish that is as popular as Biryani. The dish is prepared using mutton, whole spices, split pulses, pounded wheat and lots of ghee. It has a porridge-like consistency and is loaded with essential nutrients and protein. Traditionally, Haleem takes hours to prepare. Here we share a Haleem recipe that you can make in a pressure cooker. Check it out!
Take a pressure cooker and add the mutton pieces to it. Then add green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, caraway seeds and black peppercorns. Then add salt as per taste and turmeric powder. Add 1 glass of water and slow cook the mutton until it is tender. The mutton must be so well cooked that it should separate itself from the bones, if any.
Take another pressure cooker and add broken wheat, split black gram, pigeon peas, Bengal gram, rice and moong dal. Add 3 glasses of water and cook until the pulses are soft.
In a blender, add the cooked mutton. Blend it into a fine paste. Transfer it to a bowl. In the same blender, blend the pulses to a fine paste as well.
Take a deep-bottomed pan and heat some oil in it. Then add the sliced onion and fry them until golden brown. Then add ginger-garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell is gone. Then add coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies and sauté the mixture. Then add the black peppercorn powder and turmeric powder. Add the beaten yoghurt and cook the gravy on low heat for 5 minutes. Then add the mutton and pulses paste. Add salt as required. Keep stirring and add the mutton stock. Then pour the ghee and mix well. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 15 minutes. Take it off the flame, let it rest for a few minutes and then garnish with deep-fried onions and serve.
For a slightly tangy taste, you can squeeze lemon over the Haleem before serving.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When should I add lemon juice to the recipe?
As mentioned in the tip above, always add lemon juice once the Haleem is cooked and ready to serve.
Can I store the leftover Haleem?
Yes. You can store the leftover Haleem in an airtight container. Make sure you refrigerate it.