Friday, 26 October 2012

Hyderabadi Harees ♥

Now that a lot of festivals are lined up wishing all the readers Happy  Dussera  and  Eid -ul -Adha/Bakrid.  
Now that during the Eid season there is plenty of lamb around at home you can make a variety of dishes like Harees, Biryani, Pathar ka gosht, dum ghosht etc;.

Today we will learn how to make hyderabadi harees. Hyderabadi harees, is basically a stew composed of meat, lentils and broken wheat made into a thick paste. It originated as an Arabic dish and was introduced to the Hyderabad state during the Nizam's rule. Blended with regional traditional spices, it formed a unique Hyderabadi harees, becoming a popular food among the native residents.
                   Enjoy this traditional lip-smacking  recipe of everyone's favorite hyderabadi harees .

Ingredients :

  1. Lamb / Beef (boneless)  -  1 1/2 kg
  2. Broken wheat (wheat rava)  -  1/4 kg
  3. Lentils - Masoor dal, Toor dal, Chana dal,  Moong dal - 1/2 cup and Urad dal  -  1 cup
  4. Garam Masala  -  Kawab chini (cubebs)  -  10-15   
                                Cloves  -  4 
                                Cardamom   -   4
                                Caraway seeds (shah zeera)  -  1/2 tsp
                                Cinnamon  -  2 sticks
                                Peppercorns  -  10-15
  5. Red chilli powder  -  2 tsp
  6. Salt  -  to taste
  7. Ginger-Garlic paste -  2 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder  -  1 tsp
  9. Oil  -  1/2 cup
  10. Coriander  -  1 bunch
  11. Mint  -  1 bunch
  12. Green chillies  -  10-12
  13. Water  -  as required
  14. Onions  -  4-6 (medium)
  15. Ghee  -  1/2 cup for garnish
  16. Almonds and Cashew nuts (Roasted) - for garnish
  17. Lemon   -  4  (cut into wedges) for garnish


Method :

  1. Clean and wash the meat and add all the lentils (washed), garam masala, chopped coriander, mint, and green chillies. 
  2. Now add red chilli powder, salt,  turmeric powder,  ginger garlic paste and oil.
  3. Add water and pressure cook for about three whistles or till the meat is completely tender.
  4. Meanwhile wash the broken wheat / rava and add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp salt ,1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1tbsp oil, 10  peppercorns, 10 kawab chini and 1-1 1/2  ltr water and cook on a low to medium heat till done.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and fry the chopped onions till dark golden and crisp.
  6. Roast the almonds and cashew nuts. keep aside.
  7. When both the things are done, bring the meat and wheat together and blend it with a masher (ghotni) into a thick paste.
  8. Now keep the mixture on a medium to high flame and add the remaining oil of fried onions and cook for about 5-10 minutes.
  9. Garnish with coriander, mint leaves, roasted almonds and cashew nuts , fried onions and lemon wedges.
  10. Top with ghee and serve hot.


                               Enjoy and Good luck :)

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Roha said...

Eid Mubarak Kauser,

Mashallah it's looks soo tempting..!!!!
and its Mouth watering Love to try your hand made Haleem.
I love Haleem...!!!

divya said...

wow very tempting recipe,luks gr8!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

You really made my mouth water, this looks scrumptious. Thanks Kauser for visiting me and for your sweet words :)

Dandu Maheshwari said...

love it............

Anonymous said...

I have never seen such delicious recipes. wonderfully written. Thank you very much. please keep it up. wowwwwwwwwwwwwww

Asiya Omar said...

Looks yum.

MDhopes2reality said...

Made this today and it was my very first time making harees. Absolutely amazing recipe! Thank you so much for posting. And please continue to post your amazing recipes!

n khan said...

This reciepe which u gave can serve how many people??

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