Thursday, 14 November 2013


Haleem in a stew make with meat, lentils, wheat and barley. It is complete nutritious meal as all the ingrediants used are a great source of fibre and proteins. And its super delicious !

We made a BIG pot of this, as we distribute if to family and friends on 9th Muharram.

But i'm telling you the recipe for 1 kg meat. 

You'll need:
100 grams of Wheat (gandum)
100 grams of Barley (jau)
200 grams of Gram lentil (chaney ki daal)
200 grams of Split yellow lentil (Moong)
200 grams of Red lentil (Masoor)
100 grams of Mash daal
1 kg of boneless Chicken/ Beef/ Mutton (i used beef)
1 tbsp of Ginger Garlic paste
2 large or 3 medium Onion, sliced
2 medium Tomatoes (or 4-5 tbsp of tomato puree)
5-6 Green Chilies, chopped
Salt to taste
2 tbsp of Red chili powder (adjust according to taste)
1/2 tsp of Coriander powder
1/4 tsp of Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp of All Apice (garam masala powder)
1/4 tsp of Cumin (zeera)
6-7 Cloves (laung)
6-7 whole Black Pepper
1 Bay leave
2-3 black cardamom

Serve with:
Crispy browned Onion
Chopped Corainder and Mint
Chaat Masala
Chopped Green Chilies

Soak lentils, wheat and barley in water for 4-5 hours.

In a seperate pateeli add everything else including the meat.

Add enough water to that the meat is covered.
Cook on low flame for 4-5 hours so that the meat is very tender and the water evaporates.
When the water dries, add oil and saute for a few minutes, crushing the meat in the process. If the meat is still tough, add a bit more water anf let it cook more, the meat should literally disintegrate.

Meanwhile thats happening, cook the lentils, barley and wheat together in a pressure cooker. You can cook them in a pot if you like. I used a presure cooker :)
Blend in a blender or use a hand blender.

Add to the meat mixture.
Now you know how BIG i was talking about :P
Cook some more, for about 15-20 minutes. Stirring ocassionally to prevent burning.
When ready to take out, sprinkle a little Garam Masala on top.
Serve with Chaat Masala, corainder, mint, fried Onions, green chilies and lemon on top 


  1. Hi Sidra! ..
    Kiran here from Kay's House of Treats!
    I have just started going through your blog - so many recipes! :) and I love the picture by picture format - it makes it so much simpler to follow a recipe ..
    Do keep in touch!
    I also have a Facebook Page for updates and more -

  2. Hi sidra :)
    It looks yummy indeed, love your blog :)
    I have a question, can you tell me from where i can get kashmiri chai leaves (gulabi chai) in karachi?

    1. Hi !!
      Thank u for following ! :)
      you can easily find Kashmiri tea leave in empress market Sadar. !

  3. Lovely! Chalo, your recipes have always turned out great, so I can imagine this will be the same inshaAllah. So nice to have you back and posting, missed seeing new recipes from you. And mubarak ho on your upcoming wedding, please post pictures, would love to see them!
    Lots of love from America!

    1. Hi !!
      Thank u so much for following !
      I will definitely upload pictures of my wedding InshAllah :)
      Take care !!

  4. thanku so much Sidra for visiting my blog and following me, I am following u back .. well u got a nice blog .. i like this haleem too ... try to stay in touch..
    Love ~ Monu Teena

    1. Thank u so much !!
      Most definitely !!
      Love the recipes on your blog too !!
      I'm just not up to date these days, because of the wedding prep (I'm getting married in january) !

  5. Haleem my fav one.. many thanks to share recipe.. i would love to try it and feed you back.

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  6. I have been really impressed by going through this awesome blog. Eric

  7. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes

  8. Thank you so much for sharing such a nice post about haleem and looks delicious. One i found chicken haleem recipe, it is as same as it was.