Haleem is a popular national dish throughout India, especially with Muslims during the Muslim holidays of `Eid ul Fitr and `Eid ul Adha. Haleem is a lentils, wheat and meat (beef or mutton) dish that can be left to stew for up to 8 hours while the cook (not necessarily the wife) gets on with some other task or simply relax if you can. Originating from the Arab countries, (known as Harees in some Middle Eastern countries) Hyderabad is renowned for it's version of Haleem. High in calories and protein Haleem makes a good dish for the winter months, and is considered a fortifier of ones constitution by locals. If you are on a budget of meat once-a-week/month, the crushed wheat can make 250 grams of meat feed a large family adequately, without anyone complaining, "I didn't get enough meat to eat!"
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