Thanks to the presence of protein-rich lentils, haleem is the perfect post-work out snack, as it helps rebuild muscle and tissue. Loaded with carbohydrates (when rice is added to it), haleem aids in replenishing depleted energy levels, helping you stay sharp and focused, making it a wholesome and healthy mid-day meal.
Soak 1 tbsp dalia, 2 tsp rice, 2 tbsp wheat, 1.5 tbsp barley, 1 tsp black urad dal, 1 tsp chana dal, 1 tsp moong dal and 1 tsp masoor dal for 4 hours.
For cooked grains,
Take a pressure cooker and boil water as required.
Add 2 tbsp soaked dalia, 4 tsp soaked rice, 3 tbsp soaked wheat, 3 tbsp soaked barley, 2 tsp soaked black urad dal, 2 tsp soaked chana dal, 2 tsp soaked moong dal and 2 tsp soaked masoor dal. Mix well and pressure cook till 4 whistles.
Transfer the cooked grains to a blender and blend well. Keep aside.
Take a pan and heat it at a low flame.
Add 75 gm chicken, 1/2 inch cinnamon stick, 1 green elaichi, water as required, 1/8th tsp black pepper powder, 1/4th tsp jeera, 1 bay leaf, 1/4th tsp garam masala powder, 1/4th tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 star anise, 1/4th tsp haldi, 1/4th tsp salt, 1/8th tsp nutmeg powder, a little water and mix well.
Boil the chicken till water evaporates. Keep aside.
In a kadhai, heat 1.5 tbsp oil.
Add 1/4th cup onions and saute till they turn golden brown.
Remove the onions and retain the oil. Keep onions aside.
In the same oil, add 1/4th tsp garam masala powder, 1/4th tsp dhania powder, 1/4th tsp red chilli powder, 1/4th tsp haldi, 1/2 tsp chopped green chillies, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute well.
Once mixed, add boiled chicken and stir.
Add 1/4th tsp salt, water and stir again.
Then add the cooked grains and mix well.
Add water as required and stir.
Finally add fried onions, 1 tbsp coriander leaves, 1 tbsp chopped pudina leaves and mix well.
Cover and let it cook.