Today’s recipe is ‘Paneer Chilla’. This recipe is a very healthy and nutritious recipe of lentil pancake which is stuffed with cottage cheese. It is basically moong dal chilla which is stuffed with spiced paneer/cottage cheese. I have already shared moong dal chilla recipe on the blog. Moong dal chilla recipe is available here.
Happy Monday ! How are you all? Today’s recipe is ‘Veg Haleem’. Haleem needs no introduction in India at least. It is a very popular dish of south-east Asia. Main ingredients of this dish are lentils, wheat and meat. Today I am sharing veg haleem for all my vegetarian friends. This haleem is almost equivalent to meat haleem in taste, but of course for any non vegetarian nothing tastes like meat haleem. 😀 I insists everyone to try this one also(coming from a non vegetarian like me who loves meat haleem 😀 ), I am sure you will love it too.
In this version of haleem, soya granules are used as a replacement of meat. Haleem as every one knows is very high in its protein content, here soya granules will maintain protein content of this dish.We will prepare veg haleem in a pressure cooker. Traditionally, haleem is prepared in a large wide base vessel.
Veg haleem / Soya Haleem / Khichda
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Video format – Veg Haleem
Duration: 45-60 minutes (approx.)
Ingredients for Veg Haleem
Soya Granules 100 gm
Dalia / Broken wheat 200 gm
Broken Rice 50 gm
Masoor dal / Red Lentil 25 gm
Tuvar dal / Split red gram 25 gm
Moong Dal/ Split Green gram 25 gm
Urad dal / Split black gram 25 gm
Chana dal/ Split Bengal gram 50 gm
Tomato (chopped) 2 no.
Onion (chopped) 3 small-sized
Green chillies 10-12 nos.
Black peppercorn 7-8
Cinnamon stick 2″
Garlic 20-25 cloves
Red chilli powder 3 tsp
Turmeric 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Oil 3 tbsp
Water/ Vegetable stock 6 glasses / 1.25 ltr
Mint leaves 7-8
Lemon 1 for garnishing
Procedure for Veg Haleem
First step in preparing veg haleem is to wash and clean lentils/pulses properly. keep them aside.
Lentils, broken wheat and broken rice used in Veg Haleem.
Boil soya granules in a deep pan for 7-8 mins and rinse soya granules with cold water.
This is the variety of soya granules used in the haleem.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add onions, let onions turn golden brown in colour.
In the mean time make a coarse paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies.
Coarse paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies.
Keep half quantity of golden brown onion aside.
In the remaining onions add ginger, garlic and green chillies paste. Fry for 1-2 mins.
Add red chillies, turmeric, coriander powder, salt and mix everything uniformly.
In the above masala, add soya granules, saute well for 1 min.
Then add the whole spices like cinnamon stick, black peppercorn and cloves. Mix well.
Add the cracked wheat, give it a uniform mix.
In the above mix, add chopped tomatoes.
Then add all the lentils and broken rice in the mix.
In the next step, add water/ vegetable stock and mix well till all the ingredients mix properly.
Close the lid and pressure cook for at least 30 mins. For the first 5 mins cook on high flame, for remaining next 25 mins cook on lower flame.
Now let the pressure drop on its own, open the lid and check whether the lentils and wheat are soft enough to mash or blend.
With the help of hand blender, blend haleem for 2-3 mins.
Add mint leaves, brown onions and ghee in the haleem. Mix well.
Garnish haleem with mint leaves, brown onions or lemon wedge. Veg haleem is ready to serve !
You can add oats also in haleem.
If you want smooth silky consistency, blend the haleem more.
To make this dish more rich, add dry fruits in haleem.
Quantity of water is double the amount of total quantity of lentils, wheat and rice. This is the perfect ratio to add water.