Guwahati, May 14, 2019:

Description- Hyderabadi Haleem Recipe is an authentic and traditional Ramadan special delicacy served as an evening meal during iftar after fasting for the whole day.

Preparation time: 30 mins

Cooking Time: 2 Hrs

Servings: 4 -5

Ingredients For cooking mutton (these ingredients are needed for step 1 in instructions):

  • 750 grams boneless mutton/meat cleaned and washed well
  • 8 green chillies
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3-4 small cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds shahi
  • 1 tbsp black
  • salt – to taste
  • 1 cup water 200 ml approx.

For cooking dal, these ingredients are needed for step 2 in instructions:

  • 1/2 cup daliya broken wheat
  • 1 tsp mash ki dal/urad dal split black gram
  • 1 tsp toovar dal pigeon peas
  • 1 tsp chana dal Bengal gram/chick pea gram
  • 1 tsp yellow moong dal
  • 1 tsp rice
  • salt – to taste
  • 3 glasses of water

Other ingredients needed while mixing mutton and dal (these ingredients are needed for step 4 in instructions:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 4 medium size onions finely sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 bunch freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 bunch freshly chopped mint leaves
  • 2 slit green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp full black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 cup beaten yogurt 200 ml approx…
  • 5-6 tbsp pure ghee


Step 1(Cook the mutton):

  1. Firstly, in a pressure cooker, add the mutton chunks, about 8 green chilies, ginger garlic paste.
  2. Add whole spices such as cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, caraway seeds (shahi jeera), black peppercorns.
  3. Add salt as per taste, add turmeric powder.
  4. Add little water (1 glass approx.), mix well and cook the mutton until it is tender.

Step 2 (Cook the dal):

  1. Take a pressure cooker, into it add daliya/broken wheat, add urad dal, add toovar dal, add chana dal, add yellow moong dal and rice.
  2. Add about 3 glasses of water and pressure cook until the dals get soft.

Step 3(Blending the mutton and dals):

  1. In a blender, add the cooked mutton and blend into a fine paste and transfer it into a bowl or vessel.
  2. In the same blender, add the cooked dals and blend into a fine paste and keep aside.

Step 4(Mix the cooked mutton and dals):

  1. In a separate cooking pot, add oil, add 4 medium size sliced onions and fry until golden brown.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  3. Add fresh coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilies, mix well.
  4. Add black pepper corn powder, turmeric powder and mix well.
  5. Add beaten yogurt, mix and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  6. Add the blended paste of dals and also the blended paste of mutton into it.
  7. Mix it well and keep stirring and mixing until the mutton and dals get mixed well evenly.
  8. Add the mutton stock and mix well.
  9. Add pure ghee all over and mix.
  10. Cover the lid and cook it for about 15 minutes on low flame.
  11. Remove the lid and give a mix.
  12. Haleem is ready to serve.


  1. Serve haleem in bowls, in each bowl, add deep fried onions, add coriander leaves,    mint leaves, lemon slices, and serve hot.
  2. Sprinkle lemon extract all over the haleem while eating for a slightly tangy taste.
  3. Enjoy the delicious Ramadan special mutton haleem.


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