How to make Hareesa
Hareesa is a dish made from lentils,porridge and meat. The ingredients are slow cooked and stirred with a wooden spoon, until the consistency resembles a thick gravy. Then, meat balls or kebabs are added to the hareesa, which gives it a unique taste and texture.
This is a specialty of winter season.This broth-like dish may look like haleem, but these two are some where different.
Made from different types of ingredients including pulses such as moong, maash, channa as well as porridge oats and meat, the dish is usually made from lamb or beef meat, but chicken and mutton are also popular. Traditionally low on spice, the dish is flavored with black pepper. However, red and green chilies are also added to suit the local taste.
Although the recipe followed in Pakistan is the Kashmiri one, its origins can be traced back to the Middle East. “Hareesa came to South Asia from the Middle East through the Muslims and gained popularity in many parts, specifically Kashmir.
Today I made is quite traditionally and also give it a little bit my style of cooking. Full of flavors this dish is no doubt a show stopper.
Also try my other recipes like this
Tip 1: I used Kashmiri red chili powder in this recipe because I like colour and taste of it (thats mild). You can also use normal red chili powder in it but use it less because that has more chili flavor then this.
Tip 2: Use good quality garam masala powder, preferably home made or a good brand like Shan garam masala powder. Here is my garam masala recipe.
Serving = 5-6
- Daal channa 1/4 cup
- Daal Mash 1/4 cup
- Daal Moong 1/4 cup
- Daal Masoor 1/4 cup
- Porriadge 1 cup
- Rice 1/4 cup
- Boneless lamb/goat/beef meat 500 g
- Kashmiri red chili powder 1 tbsp heaped
- Black pepper crushed 1/2 tbsp
- Garam masala powder 1 tsp heaped
- Cumin powder 1 tsp heaped
- Salt 2 tsp or as required
- Fresh Ginger julian cut 2 tbsp
List 3, For kebabs
- Lamb/goat/beef mince 250 g
- Salt 1 tsp
- Green chili chopped 1
- Onion medium 1 chopped
- Garlic 2 cloves chopped
- Fresh coriander 3 tbsp chopped
- Cumin powder 1 tsp
- Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
- Red chili powder 1/4 tsp
- Butter 1 tsp heaped
List 4, For tarka
- Oil 1/4 cup
- Onion 2
List 5, For garnishing
- Fresh coriander
- Green chili
- Fried onions