Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Haleem with Manakish

Haleem


Haleem is very popular in Hyderabad particularly during Ramadhan.  Haleem is a stew or soup prepared using wheat and meat, the speciality of this dish, it's slow cooked for several hours like 6 to hours to make it like a paste.  Yes of course we can't spend so many hours in cooking so I have used here pressure cooker method.

You can serve this haleem warm with some bread.

Ingredients:
Lamb with bones- 250 g
Cracked wheat- 75 g
Channa dhal- 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste- 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Green chilli- 2
Garlic- 4 pods chopped
Onion- 2 medium size
Coriander leaves- 4 stalk
Mint leaves- 1 stalk
Vegetable stock cube- 2 ( use the stock without cornstarch or use freshly made)
Ghee or oil- 1 tbsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 tbsp
salt as required

Method:
Wash the meat and chop it into very small pieces and marinate with the spices and lemon juice for minimum 2 hours.  Pressure cook the wheat and dhal for 4 whistles.  Grind it into a paste.  Heat the oil in a pressure cooker,  add the meat and stir well, then add 1 onion chopped finely and stir well.  Add the ground paste along with nearly 700 ml of water.  Then add the green chillies slit lenghtway, chopped coriander and mint leaves, chopped garlic and finally stock.  Add salt to taste.  Pressure cook for 7 whistles.  Leave enough water so that it doesn't gets burnt at the bottom of the cooker.
Heat the ghee or oil in a separate pan, add the sliced onions and fry until it looks golden brown in colour.  Pour the onion and top of the haleem and garnish with some chopped coriander leaves.

Note :
If the meat doesn't looks shredded after 7 whistles, add some more water and cook it for further 4 whistles.

This recipe goes to Soup Recipes by My Culinary Creations and Show me your soup by Dil Se...















Manakish

Manakish is a Levantine bread made with toppings like meat, cheese or Zaatar.  Zaatar is a very popular topping for this bread.  This is normally served as a breakfast in Middle east.  Zaatar is again a spice mix made with thyme, sesame, sumac.   This bread goes well with soup or just with some meat and salad.

Recipe Source: Arabic Food
Ingredients:
Unbleached bread flour- 150 g
Whole wheat flour- 150 g
Dried yeast- 1 1/2 tsp
Yogurt- 1 tbsp
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Honey- 1/2 tbsp
Warm water- 100 ml( adjust when kneading)
Topping
Zaatar- 1 tbsp
Olive oil- 2 tbsp

Method:
Add the flour , yeast and salt in a large bowl, make a well in the centre, add  yogurt, oil and honey.  Slowly add the water little by little to make it into a smooth and elastic dough.  Place the dough in a clean oiled bowl, cover with a cling film and allow it to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 250 degree celsius.  Take the dough punch the air back, divide the dough into 4 equal rounds.  Roll it out into a circle of 10 cm diameter.  Spread the topping on top of the bread.  Bake it in the preheated oven for 7 to 8 minutes.

For topping:
Mix the zaatar and olive oil together.

This bread goes to Yeastspotting, Bookmarked recipes by Priya and Aipi.

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29 comments:

Pavithra said...

Loved the recipe Ayeesha.. looks good .

Samira said...

hey we too prepared haleem today and i was just thinking to post my recipe today on my blog.. What a coincedence... Really felt very very happy to see ur recipe on ur blog;.... Love the pictures on ur blog.. U have a great hand for photography too and lots of patience clicking pics.... Great work.... Keep it up...

savitha ramesh said...

yummy lamb curry as usual,ur pics are very cute...

Dimah said...

Very delicious combination..looks fantastic!

Priya said...

Omg, Haleem makes me hungry..Manakish looks soo great, together seriously u r killing me with ur beautiful dishes Ayeesha..

Gulmohar said...

Awesome ! Still remember waiting to buy this at the nearby Hyderabad House during our stay in Hyd. But most of the days it'll be all over before eve...

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Wow.. i love haleem.. used to have it at Pista House at hyderabad.. i miss it :(
and i never thought we can make haleem at home.. incredible... :)
and the bread looks delightful :)

divya said...

looks very tempting dear....

Saras said...

I heard this recipe through my friends but don't know how to make it..Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe..

aipi said...

I am a total bread lover and learning a new kind is always welcome :)
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

US Masala

aipi said...

I am a total bread lover and learning a new kind is always welcome :)
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

US Masala

Srivalli said...

wow so many new dishes!..everything looks good..

cook from doha said...

a very healthy recipe and very good for these winter.......i also make these but i use haleem mix..will try ur recipe.........

Vandana Rajesh said...

Looks so delicious...lovely pics. It looks absolutely tempting.

Nandini said...

Very appetizing meal.

Yummy Team said...

Lovely pic, Ayesha..I had noted down its recipe from some cookbook few weeks back but never got to try it until now. Your pic is tempting me to try it out soon...

Pushpa said...

Looks delicious,thanks for sharing.

Krishnaveni said...

new names, delicious looking dishes, great

sweet artichoke said...

The soup looks delicious and OMG, manakish are amazing! Reminds me of trips in Middle-east where I would eat them pipping hot out of the bakers' oven :-)

schmetterlingwords said...

Manakish und Haleem looks like a perfect combination... Your pics are very inviting too... Would definitely try it once at home... :-)

Jay said...

completely new recipe...sounds awesome...beautiful clicks again dear..
Tasty appetite

Ambreen said...

Yummy!!! Haleem takes a lot of time, but the end result is always delicious. Your Haleem & Bread looks fantastic!

Malar Gandhi said...

oh man...I just love haleem...its my fav' food. You stirred up all the nostalgic past, how we used to yearn for Ramzaan month. Bread sounds unique and inviting too:)

Suja Sugathan said...

Great filling meal,yummy stew makes me drool.

Sarah Naveen said...

nice clicks..looks so yummy!!

Usha said...

yummy haleem! I missed eating haleem during my last trip to hyd.

Jayashree said...

Manakish looks good....I have heard so much about zatar and am dying to taste it.

Suhaina said...

never tried Haleem before ...should try ur recipe...looks so yummy and drool worthy...slurp..

anthony stemke said...

I love the wheat and meat haleem. But lamb impossible to obtain around here.
Would make the manakish if had sumac or zaatar, it too looks wonderful.

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