The holy month of Ramadan for Muslims has started. Muslims fast with great devotion and pray regularly. Haleem is what most people remember about the month of Ramadan. Everyone likes to eat it, not just Muslims. Halim Centers are everywhere you look at this time. Young and old are very eager to eat the mouth-watering Haleem. It is not only very tasty but also healthy. Eating haleem can restore the lost energy due to fasting all day long.
What is haleem?
Haleem is made with mutton, beef and chicken. It looks soft like a paste. All the ingredients used in it are rich in nutrients. Add wheat, ghee, ginger garlic paste, turmeric, gram dal, gram dal. Not only this, coriander, cumin, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, saffron, jaggery along with dry fruits pistachios, cashews, figs and almonds are added for seasoning. The sizzling hot Haleem with the gravy makes anyone’s mouth water. Garnish with cilantro, fried onions and a slice of lemon.
How to make it?
It takes a long time to make Haleem. Wheat and pulses should be soaked overnight and cooked well. Mutton should also be cooked like khaima. After adding all kinds of spices it is cooked well to get like gravy. The more it is cooked the better the taste. It takes at least 6-7 hours to cook haleem as it is cooked on low flame.
Is haleem healthy?
Haleem is very good for health as it is high in calories. It instantly energizes the body. It is digested slowly due to its fiber content. Therefore, the stomach feels full for a long time. Adding dry fruits to it is very beneficial for the body. It is rich in antioxidants. Mutton, dry fruits are protein rich food.
Using wheat improves the functioning of the digestive system. The spices used in its preparation are high in potassium. Reduces high blood pressure and kidney related problems. Nutritionists say that it is the best food for people suffering from diabetes.
This is how it came
The Arabians brought this haleem, which many people like to eat. called Haris. Halim’s recipe was first written about in the 10th century in the Kitab al Tabiq (cookbook). It was brought to India by the Arabian army near the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Halim is known by different names in each country
Arabians and Armenians call them ‘Haris’. Halim is called ‘Dalim’ in Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq. It is called It is known as ‘Kichara’ in Pakistan.
Note: Information collected from many studies and researches has been provided here as usual. It is not a substitute for medical professional advice. Be sure to include this food in your diet only after consulting a doctor or a nutritionist. This information is for your information only.
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