Subz khichda

Vegetable haleem

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in
Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

In the traditional haleem, the primary ingredient along with ground wheat is mutton. However, in a vegetarian haleem, you can replace the meat component with tempeh or soya nuggets and extra vegetables.


  • tablespoons cracked wheat
  • 100 g ( oz/½


Soak the cracked wheat and barley in a bowl of water for 1 hour.

If using soya nuggets, soak them in a bowl of water for 20 minutes, until they expand. Drain them, then place in a blender and grind into large crumbs. Set aside.

Heat the rice bran oil and ghee in a large heavy-based saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and cook over medium heat for a few minutes, or until the onion