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.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts(हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Ghee(घी)

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Main Course_Chicken

Chicken Haleem

Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Chicken Haleem Recipe - how to make Chicken Haleem


Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Boneless chicken breasts 1/2 inch cubes4

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 2-3

  • Cloves 5-6

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onions sliced3 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) soaked2 tablespoons

  • Broken wheat (dalia/lapsi) soaked3 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped2-3 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint leaves hand torn10-12


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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