HALIM ( SERVES 6-8)

30 Mar

Ingredients:

.2 tablespoons oil
.1 tablespoon ghee
.750g meat with bones
.Salt
.1 big onion
.5 cloves garlic
.1 teaspoon grated ginger
.3 tablespoons Lazzat halim spices
(available from mauristores.com)
.60g coarsely gorund wheat
.80g black lentils/or chana dhall
.1/2 tsp tumeric powder
.1 tbsp roasted cumin
.chopped corrainder and mint leaves
.chopped shallot and green chillis
.The juice of 1 lemon

1.Heat oil ghee and brown onions till crisp.Drain and keep aside
2.In the same add meat pieces and salt.Mix well & allow to brown
3.Add the ground paste and stir fry  for 10 mins
4.Transfer mixture to pressure cooker with lentils or dhall wheat,powdered ingredients and cumin.
Add a little more water.Mix well and cover till meat,dhall/lentils are soft.
5.Add coriander and mint leaves and simmer,add more water if soup is too thick.
6.Serve immediately in small bowls with lemon juice,chopped shallot and green chillis,sprinkled over.

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