Meat and lentils are slow cooked with ginger, garlic and other spices and garnished with herbs and fried onions. A delicious and uplifting soup.


  1. 5 lamb shanks with bones
  2. 3 big onions, finely sliced
  3. 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  4. 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  5. 3 tablespoon haleem spices powder
  6. 60g coarsely gorund wheat
  7. 80g black lentils/or chana dhall
  8. 1/2 tsp tumeric powder
  9. 1 tbsp roasted cumin
  10. Chopped corrainder and mint leaves
  11. Chopped shallot and green chillis
  12. Juice from 1 lemon


  1. Heat oil and brown onions till crisp. Drain and keep aside
  2. In the same pot, add meat pieces and salt .Mix well allow to brown
  3. Add the ground paste and stir fry for 10 mins
  4. Transfer mixture to pressure cooker with lentils or dhall wheat, powdered ingredients and cumin
  5. Add a little more water. Mix well and cover till meat,dhall/lentils are soft
  6. Add coriander and mint leaves and simmer, add more water if soup is too thick
  7. Serve immediately in small bowls with lemon juice, chopped shallot and green chillis, sprinkled over

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