Thursday 27 October 2016

Vegan haleem |How to make vegan haleem from scratch

While hosting a party for a bunch of friends you have to take care of everyones dietary preferences .Not every one among the friends is a meat lover.There are unlimited options for vegetarians .But there are quiet a few friends who have adopted veganism by choice or due to health concerns . I totally respect their choice .But when they are at a party hosted by me then I make sure that it doesn't feel like they are neglected,or they have to just stuff themselves with salad because of their food preference.

If you are looking for a recipe with mutton then there is this oats mutton haleem on the blog.Haleem is a traditional dish made by slow cooking wheat and mutton along with Indian spices.This time instead of whole wheat I have used foxtail millet  as the base of the recipe .Millet's are the oldest grains known to Indians ,but had lost heir glory .With healthy living coming back to trend Millet's have gained their lost glory.Soy meat/soy chunks have been used in this recipe for the meaty texture.Hope you will try this recipe.

Recipe for vegan haleem

Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:45 minutes

Ingredients 1
  • 1 1/2 cup-soya nuggets
  • 1/2 cup -foxtail millet/kangni/korralu
  • 1/4 cup-urad dal/mash dal
  • 1/4 cup -broken wheat/Dalia
  • 1/2 tsp-cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1/2 tsp-caraway seeds/shahi jeera
  • 1/2 tsp-pepper corns
  • 3- green chillies
  • 1 tsp -oil

Ingredients 2

  • 1- onion 
  • 1 (big) /120 gms -tomato 
  • 2 tbsp- ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp- red chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp- turmeric 
  • 1 tsp -garam masala
  • 2 tbsp-coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp-mint leaves
  • 4 tbsp- oil
  • salt to taste


    • fried onions
    • coriander  leaves 
    • mint leaves
    • lemon 
    • fried cashew nuts


    1.Add soya chunks to hot water and set aside for 10 minutes.

    2.By now the soya would have doubled in size wash it thoroughly under running water by squeezing it gently for 3 -4 times.

    3. To a pressure cooker add all the ingredients listed under ingredients 1.

    4. Add water 2 inch above the level,and pressure cook for one whistle on high and 3 whistles on medium heat.

    5.Allow the cooker to leave pressure on itself.

    6.Open the cooker and transfer the ingredients to a food processor and pulse it to a-not- too -fine mixture.

    7.In a heavy bottom sauce pan or a big kadhai add oil .

    8.To it add onions and cook it until brown ,add tomatoes and cook until soft.

    9.Now add all the other spices and bhuno(saute)  it until oil leaves the sides of the pan .

    8.Now add the pulsed mixture and 1/2 cup water mix it well and cook for 2 minutes on low heat.

    9.Serve it hot with fried onions,cashews and lemon.


    1. I am pinning this up to make it soon... I may have to hunt down some foxtail millet but still... JazakAllah for making this, looks so close to the original...

      1. Thank you Dear.Always welcome.You can replace foxtail millet with jareesh too.

    2. Awesome recipe loved the idea of making this vegan haleem with that lovely combo of ingredients


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