Haleem is a kind of stew that is very popular in India, Pakistan, the Mid East and certain parts of Asia. Common ingredients among all its variations are wheat, barley, lentils and meat. The meat is usually beef or mutton, but sometimes chicken or minced meat.
Haleem finds its popularity in being a staple dish for certain Islamic events in India, Pakistan and Iran. It is specially prepared in large cauldrons in almost every Muslim neighbourhood during the holy months of Ramadan and Muharram.
The dish originated in Arabia and was brought to the Hindustani sub-continent during the Mughal period. If you ever want to taste the best variants of Haleem, then the most popular kinds of haleem by taste are found in Hyderabad, India and Karachi, Pakistan; where they have dedicated restaurants specifically named after the dish.
Here’s a video on how to cook haleem. Have fun making some for your family and loved ones!