Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Tehsin for bringing me a box of Shan’s Haleem masala!
We loved it. It is so easy to make Haleem with this.
You could follow the recipe on the box, but I did it a bit differently. My recipe takes less than 2 and half hours. The recipe on the box takes about 4-6 hours!
boneless Chicken/meat pieces 2 lbs (or 3/4 kg)
1 packet Haleem Shan Masala (It contains, 2 packets inside the box; one is the spice mix, and the other is the lentil/grain/pulses mix)
Ghee / Oil for cooking about 2 cups
1 1/2 cup fried onions
hot water for soaking the grains/lentils
First soak the lentils/grains packet in hot water for an 1 or 2 hours (if you dont have a pressure cooker, then soak overnight). Fry the chicken/meat pieces in ghee/oil for a few minutes. Add half the packet of the Spice mix, little water, pressure cook for 4-5 whistles, or if you dont have a pressure cooker, then cook covered till the meat is tender.
After this, pressure cook the lentils/grains mixed with the remaining spice mix, and lots of water; for about 5-6 whistles (if soaked for 1-2 hours).
Finally, using a food processor, first grind the chicken/meat till it appears to look like shredded. Then put this in a big pot. Now do the same to the lentil/grain mixture, to get a slight crushed feel. Mix this in the same big pot.
Add fried onions to this, and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
While serving, Tehsin suggested to put a layer of hot ghee on top of the haleem.
This tastes best with tandoori rotis or pita bread.