Iranian Haleem Recipe

Now you can prepare this yummy Iranian Haleem at home without any trouble. Find the required ingredients and method posted on this page. Follow the recipe as it is to get the perfect taste.


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  1. 1 liter water
  2. 1 lb turkey breast (skinless)
  3. 1 large onion (sliced)
  4. 1/2 lb bulgur
  5. cinnamon
  6. sesame
  7. sugar (optional)
  8. ghee (optional)
  • 1Place turkey, onion and salt in a pot. Lower heat and cook until turkey is done (about 1 hour). If juices evaporate before turkey is done, add 1/4 cup water. When turkey is cooked, remove from the pot and mash with a potato masher.
  • 2Add water to the bulgur to barely cover it (1 litr is enough), then bring to a boil.
  • 3Stir occasionally, to prevent the formation of a crust on the bottom of the pan.
  • 4In a food processor, mash bulgur into a soft paste and set aside.
  • 5Return turkey and bulgur to the pot, mix well and cook over low heat for 2 hours. Then add butter, sugar and sesame.
  • 6Serve it in a bowl, sprinkled with cinnamon.
Reviews & Discussions

Awful recipe. You need MUCH more water than stated so I ended up filling the entire (huge) pot full of water. The meat lost its ‘shredy’ quality due to mashing it and the husk of the wheat never broke down after the two hours of cooking. I’m throwing out this batch and trying another recipe.

  • Ali Ebrahimi, New York
  • Sat 26 Dec, 2020

Iranian Haleem usually uses beef or lamb, (but can use chicken or turkey, any meat). Must add some salt while cooking to keep from tasting flat! Great served with butter, sugar and cinnamon on top! Also, to the person asking about making it crispy and spicy: Haleem is a porridge, (like oatmeal but tastier), it's not meant to be spicy, (aside from cinnamon and salt/sugar), and definitely Never meant to be crispy!!! If you want spicy heat/crispy make something else! 🤨

  • Iranian, Houston
  • Wed 02 Dec, 2020

I tried the recipe of Iranian haleem and i got success to made it perfect but i can not make it crispy. I want to know how i make it much spicy?

  • urwa, Srinagar
  • Thu 30 May, 2019

i love kashmiri dum aloo very best dum aloo i am made personally tasty Iranian Haleem.

  • Fajar, ziarat
  • Wed 08 May, 2019

this recipe is looking yummiest from its name and the picture is very tempering now it is my first thing to do to make Iranian haleem

  • sanam, jehlum
  • Fri 19 Apr, 2019

I am try a first iranian haleem recipe it is tastefull iranian haleem i'm made again after some days

  • Zubaida, Faislabad
  • Mon 28 Jan, 2019

With the very good taste now you can easily make the Iranian Haleem for making your Haleem more tasty which is you never taste before

  • Adila, Ka
  • Tue 08 May, 2018

First time I am seeing this Iranian haleem otherwise before I just make the simple haleem which has the good taste but this haleem is looking more delicious then the simple which I must try to make it

  • areeb, karachi
  • Thu 11 May, 2017

Its simple and easy,I hope it would be tasty :) Thanx!

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