Soya Haleem

Soya Haleem


  • 8-10 cloves of garlic
  • 30 gm of ginger
  • 3 green chilies
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 250 gm onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp red chilly powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 5-6 black peppercorns
  • 2-3 cardamom pods
  • 2-3 tsp cumin seeds    
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 cup soy granules
  • 3 Tbsp green gram
  • 3 Tbsp red lentil
  • 3 Tbsp black gram
  • 40-50 gm whole wheat or cracked wheat
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp  jeera powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp  garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • A few chopped coriander leaves
  • A few chopped mint leaves


In a blender add ginger, garlic and green chilies and blend into a rough paste.

In a hot pan, fry the onions till golden brown in olive oil. Transfer some into a bowl. Leave the rest in a pan.

Add the red chili powder and the ginger, garlic and green chili paste to the onions in the pan. Stir well till lightly combined.

Add the other spices like cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorns, whole cardamoms, cumin seeds and bay leaves.

Now add the soy granules to the above and saute well.

Then add the green gram, red lentil and black gram. Give it all a nice mix.

Then add the cracked wheat and the leftover cooking water of the dal and 200ml of the vegetable stock.

Mix well till all the ingredients come together.

Add the powder spices- cumin powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder and garam masala.

Season it with salt and some fresh coriander.

Cook well till all the stock is absorbed and the dal and broken wheat are soft enough to mash or blend.

Garnish it with fresh coriander, mint leaves, chopped green chilies and lime.

Serve hot.