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Bangladeshi Spicy Beef Haleem

Haleem is a very popular dish in south East Asian & Middle East. Haleem preparation varies in different region. It can be made sweet or spicy. But Bangladeshi Haleem is bit different than other countries. Although a high-calorie dish, haleem is full of nutrition as the whole wheat, barley, lentils and meat combined together form an excellent source of fiber and protein.
To make Spicy Bangladeshi Beef Haleem
To cook lentils

• 1 cup basmati rice
• ½ cup masoor daal
• ½ cup chana daal
• ½ cup green whole chick peas
• ½ cup whole wheat (you can use grind wheat too)
• ½ cup barley (you can use grind wheat too)
• ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
• 1 teaspoon salt

To cook meat

• 1 kg diced beef/chicken/ goat/ lamb meat with bones ( I have used beef)
• 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
• 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon ground coriander
• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
• 1 teaspoon of ground garam masala
• 2 bay leaves
• 2 medium size sliced onions
• 1 tbsp. of chopped garlic
• 1 tbsp. of chopped garlic
• 2 tbsp. of oil+ 1 tbsp of ghee
• Salt as per taste

To make fried garnishing

• 1 medium size sliced onions
• 4-5 cloves of sliced garlic
• 1 tbsp. of sliced ginger
• 4 dry red chilli (You can adjust the red chillies according to your desire)
• 2 tbsp. oil
• 1 tbsp. ghee

To prepare haleem masala

• 10 dry red chillies (You can adjust the red chillies according to your desire)
• 1 teaspoon whole cumin
• 1 teaspoon of whole coriander seeds
• 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
• 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
• 1 teaspoon carom/ ajwain seeds
• ½ teaspoon of Nigella seeds
• ½ Fenugreek seeds
• ½ panch phoron masala
• 10 whole black pepper
• 5-6 whole cloves

(You can prepare this spice in advance and use it later on)
Also you need to cut some lemons, chopped coriander leaves and chopped green chillies too.
Cooking method
Step 1:
• Soak the rice, wheat & lentils for overnight or minimum 5-6 hours
• Then cook rice, wheat & lentils in a pan with little bit of salt and turmeric for 20 minutes
• Once transfer half cooked the rice, wheat & lentils to the pressure cooker (if you don’t want to cook in the pressure cooker then you can continue cooking it in the pan. But I used pressure cooked to speed up the cooking)
Step 2:
• Add diced meat with bones into the pressure cooker. Add all the spices, sliced onions, chopped ginger & garlic, salt, oil & water
• Cook the meat for 20mins. Make sure meat should be soft and tender
Step 3:
• Take oil & ghee into a frying pan. First fry the dry red chillies. Then fry the garlic (make sure don’t fry the garlic for too long) & garlic for 1-2 minutes. Now fry the sliced onions until it becomes crispy
Step 4:
• Grind all the haleem masala spices
Step 5:
• Now mix rice, wheat, lentils mixture and meat together
• Add 2 cups of boiling water (you can make haleem thick or thin. Just adjust the water according to your choice)
• Sprinkle some haleem masala
• Slowly cook the mixture for 30 minutes in a low flame
Once the shahi beef haleem is cooked then garnish with fried onions, fried garlic, fried ginger, fried red chillies & sprinkle some haleem masala on the top. After serving the haleem in a bowl you can squeeze some lemons juice, add chopped coriander leaves & green chillies too.