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, Ghee

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Main Course_Chicken

Chicken Haleem

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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