Hyderabadi Veg Haleem
by Tarla Dalal
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Hyderabadi Haleem is a one-dish meal , which has gained international acclaim.
In Hyderabad, the dish is an indispensable part of celebrity events like weddings, and is consumed especially during Iftaar, the evening meal following the day-long fast observed by Muslims during the month of Ramadan .
This is so because Haleem is a high-calorie dish that gives instant energy. Here is a vegetarian version of the energy and flavour packed Hyderabadi delicacy.
Packed with broken wheat, a range of lentils, vegetables and spices, the Hyderabadi Veg Haleem is self-contained in flavour and texture and ideal to serve as a one-dish meal.
A garnish of deep-fried onions and mixed nuts adds to the crunchiness and flavour of this dish, also giving it a masaledar aroma instantly.
Try your hand at making other Hyderabadi delicacies like the Char Dal ka Dalcha and the Bakar Khani Naan .
- Combine the yellow moong dal, urad dal, masoor dal, chana dal, cumin seeds, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom, caraway seeds and sesame seeds in a mixer and blend to a smooth powder. Keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the onions, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
- Add the mixed vegetables, coriander, mint and salt and sauté on medium flame for 5 minutes.
- Add the broken wheat and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the prepared dal powder, curds, milk , mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Add 1 cup of water and mash with help of potato masher till coarse.
- Serve hot garnished with melted ghee, deep-fried onions and nuts.
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