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Chicken Haleem  Recipe

A famous Hyderabadi dish: a tasty and wholesome mixture of chicken, dals and broken wheat

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cooking time : 41-50 minutes

Servings : 4

Chicken Haleem

Main Ingredients

Boneless chicken breasts, Ghee




Main Course_Chicken

Level Of Cooking



  • Boneless chicken breasts 1/2 inch cubes
  • Ghee
    3 tablespoons
  • Green cardamoms
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
    1 inch stick
  • Bay leaves
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Onions sliced
    3 medium
  • Ginger paste
    1 tablespoon
  • Garlic paste
    1 tablespoon
  • Split green gram with skin (chilkewali moong dal),soaked
    2 tablespoons
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked
    2 tablespoons
  • Broken wheat (dalia/lapsi) soaked
    3 tablespoons
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Garam masala powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    2-3 tablespoons
  • Fresh mint leaves hand torn


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep pan. Add green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, cumin seeds and onions and sauté till light brown.

Step 2

Add ginger paste, garlic paste and continue to sauté. Add chana dal, moong dal and dalia and stir.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix.

Step 4

Add half a cup of water and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 5

Add chicken cubes and salt and mix. Add four cups water and let it come to a boil.

Step 6

Add garam masala powder, coriander leaves and mint leaves.

Step 7

Stir and cover. Cook on medium heat till done. Remove the bay leaves.

Step 8

Blend it lightly using a hand blender and serve hot.

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