One can never find a dearth of options when it comes to Indian snacks. Agreed? Indian cuisine is packed with pakodas, kebabs, tikkas, and countless such snacks that are every foodie's dream come true. Especially when you are planning a party at home, you can choose from spicy tikkas to succulent vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs for a tantalising affair. The plethora of options we have are certainly never going to disappoint. As a hardcore non-vegetarian, I can vouch for it. Those kebabs are my ultimate go-to for any dinner party at home!. 

From melt-in-mouth galouti to spicy seekh or tangdi kebabs, these kebabs have continuously impressed us with their rich flavour. One such less popular variety is the Haleem ke kebab. A rich yet nourishing, porridge-like comforting dish from Hyderabad, haleem is made from wheat, lentils and meat. It is traditionally slow-cooked for many hours with ten parts of goat meat to four parts of cracked wheat in pure ghee in a copper pot oven. Served with crisp, fried onions, also known as birista, lemon and coriander on top, haleem is quite a popular dish across India. Haleem ke kebab is a drool-worthy appetiser made with the same set of ingredients but with a twist.

These kebabs aren’t just yummy but also wholesome and brimming with protein due to the addition of three dals – chana, urad and moong. These dals along with broken wheat are soaked and then pressure cooked along with mutton curry cut, ginger and garlic. The mutton cuts are then cooled before the bones are separated from meat, which is then grounded. The ground mutton is then mixed with dals and spices such as cumin, coriander, red chilli, turmeric, mint leaves and chaat masala. It is cooked to a fine paste, combined with besan, shaped into tiny kebabs and pan-fried until crisp and brown! Who thought this would be so simple?

Find the full recipe of haleem ke kebab here. Serve them with mint and coriander chutney along with onion rings on the side for an unforgettable experience. Let us know your experience.