Ramadan Special, Veg

Veg Haleem (Soya Haleem / Daleem/ Khichda)

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
Veg haleem / Soya Haleem / Khichda

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Video format – Veg Haleem

Serve: 5
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.

Cloves                                                                                                 4-5

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.
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.
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.

Saute onion.
Saute onion.
Brown onion.
Brown onion.
  • In the mean time make a coarse paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies.
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 !

V haleem


  • 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.

14 thoughts on “Veg Haleem (Soya Haleem / Daleem/ Khichda)

  1. You torture me a lot with your delicious recipes and these pictures! ? Our family loves soya chunks sabji as it is easy to make and tastes good too. Since we are vegetarian, we call it chicken dupe for vegetarian people! ? Now thanks to you, we can try haleem as well. ? Will share the recipe with my mom tonight. We buy soya chunks only and not granules, hope we can make it work by crushing them. ?

    1. Hahaha so sweet of you Dipti ? ?
      I love soya chunks too, so full of protein and healthy food it is.
      Hehehe chicken dupe perfect name ?
      Do try this haleem, I am sure you will love it. You can use chunks instead of granules that’s perfectly Ok. No need to crush them, use hand blender instead as mentioned in the recipe. ☺

  2. Your recipes always look so colorful and fresh! Well done! And I love lentils! I haven’t experimented much with red lentils, but I do have some in my cabinet that is meant for a veggie burger recipe I found online.

    1. Thank you dear ! Your appreciation means alot.
      This dish is all about variety of lentils, protein rich dish. I also love lentils. ?
      Wow veggie burger with red lentils sounds great ! ☺

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