Daily Archives: October 13, 2009


Haleem is a traditional pakistani dish, made up of beef and lentils, do try this and make your day …


  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 litres water (15 glasses of water)
  • 500 gms of boneless beef
  • 100 gms of marrow bones


  • ½ cups oil
  • A large sized onion sliced thinly
  • 1 tspn garlic paste
  • Few curry leaves
  • A pinch of cumin seeds


  • 1 cup whole wheat grains
  • ½ cup unsplitted oats
  • ½ cup gram daal
  • 4 tbspns moong daal*
  • 4 tbspns masoor daal*
  • 8 tbspn urad daal
  • 2 – 4 cups of water


  • 2 tspns chaat masala
  • Some salt to taste
  • Few curry leaves
  • 6 – 8 dried red chillies
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • ½ tbspn dried coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • ½ tspn garam masala powder


  • Garnish platter


-Combine all the grains together and soak it for 24 hours.

-Combine all the ingredients given for masala except chaat masala in a blender and make fine powder.

-Heat 1 cup of oil in a thick bottomed pot and fry beef bones and meat for 10 minutes. Add powdered masala except chaat masala.

-Fry for another 5 minutes.

-Add soaked grains and 2 litres of water.

-Let it cook for 8 – 12 hours on very low heat, until the beef and lentils start decomposing. Remove bones.

-After 10 hours start stirring it, pressing them with stirring spoon.

-Meanwhile heat rest of the oil and fry curry leaves, onion and cumin seeds and when they begin to splatter add it to the gravy and stir.

-Add chaat masala, mix and serve hot with naan bread and garnish platter.


Superb Haleem is ready to serve.

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-Cook on low heat and stir it occasionally.

-After 10 hours, start pressing and stirring the whole thing.


This will serve 8 – 10 persons easily.