• Dinner
  • 30 Servings
  • 3Spicy
  • 1 hour 30 minutes Cook Time
  • Cuisine : Indian
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Haleem also known as Dhaleem is a traditional Hyderabadi dish that is made out of broken wheat and either mutton on beef. It’s has a rich texture and is usually garnished with flavoured ghee, caramelised onion and lime. It’s a dish on its own and downy require any side dishes like rice or chappati.


1/2 kg broken wheat (soaked overnight) 1 1/2 kg mutton with bone 1 1/2 tsp kabab chini 2 cups ghee 2 cups oil 1 tbsp of whole spices (clove, cardamom, cumin seeds, shah zeera, cinnamon, a lot of pepper) 1/2 l curd 2-4 tbsp green chilli past 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste 2 tsp pepper powder 4 tsp Corriander powder 1 tsp garam masala powder 1 tsp zeera powder salt (as per taste) Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 cup chopped corriander leaves 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves 6-7 chillies slit into halves For the garnish 1 cup ghee 1/2 tsp chilli powder 6-7 onion cut long Oil for deep frying


Cooker Silver vessel Saucepan Spoons as per requirement

Step By Step Method

  • > Boil the mutton with water and 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, whole pepper and kabab chini, for about 3 whistles and then simmer for another 10 minutes > shred the boil mutton from the bone and then grind it. > boiled the overnight soaked broken wheat for about 2 whistles. Once it’s done boiling grind it to a fine paste. > heat oil and ghee in a large silver vessel. To this add all the mixed spices, add 1 1/2 tbsp of ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste, curd. Cook for about 10 minutes. To this add, corriander powder, garam masala powder, pepper powder and zeera powder. Cook for about 5 minutes > to this mixture add the mutton, broken wheat paste, salt and lime. Mix all of these ingredients so they are well combined. To this add the corriander leaves, mint leaves and the slit chillies. Mix well and cook on slow flame for about 10 minutes. Keep stirring while it cooks. > meanwhile on the side fry the cut onions till they become golden brown. > heat the ghee in a saucepan and add the chilli powder to it. (If you want you can add dry fruits like cashews and almonds to this mixture as per your choice) > by now your Haleem should be well cooked. Remove a portion of the Haleem in a beautiful dome plate. Put some flavours ghee on it and the fried onions. > serve hot.