Aleesa or Alsa – അലീസ – Malabar Recipes2014-07-18
- Yield : 500 gm
- Servings : 5
- Prep Time : 4:00 h
- Cook Time : 60m
- Ready In : 5:00 h
Alsa – അലീസ – Malabar Recipes
Ramadan Iftar Recipes
Aleesa / Alsa / അലീസ is one of the most common Malabar recipe of north Kerala Muslims. It is served during Muslim salkarams, marriages, religious festivals like Eid and other special occasions, as a starter.
Aleesa is a traditional Middle Eastern recipe.This is prepared during the month of Ramadan in most of the Arab houses & distributed to nearby houses and served during Iftar time.
It is a whipped wheat-meat recipe, prepared by cooking whole husked wheat with coconut milk and seasoned with fried shallots and ghee.The non veg version is ‘Kozhi-aleesa’ or ‘Mutton-aleesa’, where you cook chicken or mutton along with wheat.
Do try this healthy recipe!!!
- Wheat – 2 cups
- Chicken pieces – 400 gms
- Cloves – 4 nos
- Onion - 1 (chopped)
- Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
- Water - 5 cup
- Coconut milk - 2 cup
- Ghee - 4 tsp
- Garlic - 2 cloves (chopped)
- Cardamom - 1 no
- Onion - 1 (thinly sliced)
- Cashew nuts - 5 nos
- Raisins - 5 nos
- Salt to taste
Wash and soak the wheat in water for about 4 hrs.
Clean and wash the chicken pieces.
Drain the wheat and transfer it to a pressure cooker. Add the chicken, chopped onion, cloves, garlic, cardamom, cinnamon stick, water and salt into it.
Close the pressure cooker and cook till first whistle comes. Then cook on very low flame for about one hour.
Heat ghee in a small pan and fry the finely chopped onion till golden brown and add cashew nuts, raisins and fry for one minute.
After an hour, remove the pressure cooker from the heat and wait for the pressure to go down.
Then open the lid and pour a little coconut milk and mix well. Place the cooker back on the stove and check the consistency and pour more coconut milk if required.
Once the Aleesa has attained the desired consistency, cook till it boils and turn off the flame.
Transfer it to a serving bowl and pour the ghee, fried onion, cashew nuts and raisins over it.
Yummy & Healthy Aleesa is ready. Enjoy!!!
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