Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hareesa (Pakistani Snack Dish) ھریسہ / حریسہ

Hareesa is a popular snack dish of  Lahore Pakistan. It is a very tasty and mouth watering dish. Also Popular in Peshawar and Kashmir. However it is also well known in other cities of Pakistan. My meat seller Salman always ask me when will I cook Hareesa. When I was buying mutton from him two day back he again ask me weather you are cooking Hareesa today. I replied him yes now I am cooking Hareesa and Harees both. He also knows Harees (Arabian dish) because he also works for Shaikh Muhammad , The Ruler of Dubai, 4 month in a year. So he arrange both type of mutton for me, boneless for Pakistani Hareesa and with bone for The United Arab Emirates Harees. So I dedicate my this recipe to our Meat Merchant Salman, Rafa e Aam Society Market.


  • Mutton boneless  1/2 kg
  • Wheat, washed - soaked and drained  1 cup
  • Mung/Moong Dal washed  1 tablespoon
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Onion chopped 2
  • Tomatoes chopped 2
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Yoghurt 1/2 cup

  • Fried Onion  1/2 cup
  • Green Chillies chopped   3
  • Ginger Juliane cut  1 tablespoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves  1 tablespoon
  • Fresh Mint leaves  1 tablespoon
  • Lemon wedges  from 3-4  lemons
  • Chat Masala  as required

  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala  1/2 teaspoon

  • Fry onion in oil till golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste  fry for 1 minute, then add tomatoes, yoghurt and spices fry for 3-5 minutes.
  • Now add meat  and fry for few more minutes.
  • Add 2 glass water, mung dal and soaked wheat and cook on low flame till meat and wheat are fully tender. Add more water during cooking if needed.
  • When meat and wheat is fully tender mash it with masher (Gotni) .
  • Delicious Hareesa is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with garnish.