Iftar Recipe | Haleem
Today we feature an iftar recipe from Bangladesh. This dish is called the Haleem, which is a meat wheat porridge. It is a popular iftar recipe during Ramadan in Bangladesh. Haleem is a hearty soup that is filling and delicious. But the haleem is also a nutritious recipe being packed with protein goodness.
However, it does take some time to prepare. So for the working fasting person, you might want to try this recipe out during the weekend when you have more time to make it.
Try this iftar recipe out today!
2lb Lamb or chicken(boneless) cut in cubes
11/2 cup Haleem Wheat or 2 cups of cracked wheat
1 tablespoon Ground spices like cloves, cinnamon ,coriander seeds and cumin seeds(Garam Masala)
1 cup Chopped cilantro and mint
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1/2 cup Crispy fried onions for garnish
1/2 lime juice
2 green chillies
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1) Soak Haleem wheat for 24hrs. Change water every 6 hours. For cracked wheat soak overnight.
2) The following day, marinate the cleaned meat (trim any white fat) with grated ginger garlic, salt, red chilli powder, garam masala and turmeric.
3) Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pressure cooker and add the marinated meat. Roast for couple of minutes and add the soaked wheat along with 2 cups of water. Cook 10 minutes at medium high flame. Another 40 minutes at medium low. Turn the heat off. Wait another 10 minutes before opening the lid. Let cool slightly.
4) Then coarsely grind it using an immersion blender or food processor.
5) Then Pour it in to a heavy bottom skillet and add the chopped greens ,lime juice and some more water.simmer until the blisters start. Garnish with crispy fried onions, roasted cashews or almonds and lemon wedges.