Hyderabadi Daleem

Daleem is a popular Pakistani / Hyderabadi dish. It’s more popular during Ramadan. Daleem is a very rich food made of wheat, meat (usually beef or mutton, but sometimes chicken or minced meat), lentils and spices.

Ingredients: Boneless Mutton – 2 kg Chili Powder – 1tsp Turmeric Powder – 1tsp Bay Leaf – 1 Dal Chana – 250g Whole Wheat – 200g Barley – 50g Oil as required (3-4 tsp) salt to taste

For Garnish: Fried Onion Lime Slices Green Chilies Fresh Coriander / Mint Leaves Sliced Ginger


1. Soak all three grains overnight. 2. Fry the meat in oil. 3. Now add all the spices and 4 to 5 glasses of water. 4. Cover and leave on low flame to tenderize until the meat is extremely soft. 5. Meanwhile, put the grains and dal in a pot with 1 tsp salt,1/2 tsp chili powder and 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder. 6. Add water and cook on low flame till very soft. 7. When both are soft, mix the meat and grains together and leave on a very low flame. 8. Keep mashing and mixing. 9. It starts to boil and becomes bubbly fry a little onion in oil and add to it. 10. Remove from heat and serve with garam masala, fresh coriander leaves, fried onion and lemon.

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