How to make Chicken Haleem - 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 (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Broken Wheat

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Main Course Chicken

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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.

For more recipes related to Chicken Haleem checkout Chicken Tetrazini, Chicken Manchurian, Chicken In Paprika And Pepper Sauce, Butter Chicken . You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Simple Masala Chicken, Ajwaini Murg, Chicken and Mushroom Bake, Crackling Spinach Chicken.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Haleem Recipe

  • Boneless Chicken 1/2 inch cubes 4

  • Broken Wheat 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


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.