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Chicken Haleem

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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

Cuisine

Hyderabadi

Course

Main Course-Chicken

Level Of Cooking

Medium

Ingredients

  • Boneless chicken breasts 1/2 inch cubes
    4
  • Ghee
    3 tablespoons
  • Green cardamoms
    2-3
  • Cloves
    5-6
  • Cinnamon
    1 inch stick
  • Bay leaves
    2
  • 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
    10-12

Method

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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