I love to eat haleem, but making it can be complicated and take several hours. But a few years ago, my aunt introduced me to this quick and easy ‘faux haleem’ recipe using oatmeal and I loved it! It tastes very similar to haleem, but it’s much lighter and healthier! It’s also very versatile because you can add in kheema, shredded chicken, or shredded meat if you want some protein. Or, eat it with a side of boiled eggs. It makes a great hearty and delicious breakfast and I plan on making it for my family the morning of Eid.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 of an onion, chopped
- 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 tsp salt, or to taste
- 1/4 of a green chilli, chopped
- 1/4 tsp tumeric
- chilli powder, to taste
- curry leaves
- 1 cup quick oats
- 3 cups water
- 1 tomato, chopped
- small bunch cilantro, chopped
When onions are translucent, add the ginger garlic paste, salt, turmeric, green chili, red chili powder. Cook for one minute, then add tomatoes.
Add water and curry leaves.
Squeeze in the juice of a half of a lemon.