Sunday, July 14, 2013

Harees الهريس Ramadan Dish of The United Arab Emirates

Harees is a most popular Ramadan dish in The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and also in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries.  The below recipe  of Harees is from The United Arab Emirates. It is a very nutritious and tasty dish to be served either at Sehar or Iftar during Ramadan to get extra energy for fasting.

Harees  الهريس
  • Mutton with bones  1 kg
  • Wheat soaked for 6-8 hours  2 cup
  • Water 4-6 cup
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon sticks 4-6
  • Cumin seeds powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom powder 1 teaspoon
  • Butter for serving and garnish as required
  • Sugar for serving
  • Boil meat in water till tender. 
  • Remove bones and discard. Retain meat.
  • Now in a pan add water, boiled meat , wheat and spices and cook on low heat till wheat is fully tender.
  • Mash to a fine texture.
  • Delicious Harees is ready to serve.
  • Serve with melted and caramelized butter and sugar.