Hyderabadi Chicken Haleem | How to make Hyderabadi Chicken Haleem

By Habeeba Nisa  |  5th Mar 2016  |  
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About Hyderabadi Chicken Haleem Recipe

Hyderabadi Haleem is one of the most famous recipes from Hyderabad. Haleem is made with Chicken or Mutton, Lentils, Broken wheat and other spices. Chicken Haleem is a very popular dish from the Hyderabadi cuisine. It is a rich and wholesome dish made with chicken, yoghurt, lentils, broken wheat and a lot of flavoursome spices. Chicken Haleem is an amalgamation of exotic herbs, chicken and lentils. The beautiful aroma which arises while cooking the Chicken Haleem is totally mesmerizing. The chicken is pressure cooked with ginger-garlic, tomatoes and a lot of spices, so that the chicken absorbs all the spices thus giving the whole dish an amazing wave of flavours. Broken wheat and lentil are cooked together and churned into a thick paste. The Chicken would then be cooked with the lentil paste. The finally formed dish is a total star dish for a family get together. Chicken Haleem tastes great when served with butter naan or rice.

Hyderabadi Chicken Haleem

Ingredients to make Hyderabadi Chicken Haleem

  • List 1 Ingredients-
  • oil: 2 tablespoon
  • tomato: 1 small sized
  • chicken: 500 gms
  • ginger-Garlic Paste: 2 tablespoon
  • Plain thick yogurt: 2 tablespoon
  • green chillies: 2-3
  • turmeric Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • red chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon
  • salt: 1 teaspoon
  • water: 1/2 cup
  • List 2 Ingredients-
  • Coarse Crushed wheat/ Goduma Ravva / Ghem ka Ravva: 250 gms
  • water: 6 cups
  • chana dal / Split Bengal Gram: 2 tablespoon
  • Moong Dal / split washed green gram: 2 tablespoon
  • Urad Dal/ washed black gram: 2 tablespoon
  • Toor Dal/ Split pigeon peas : 2 tablespoon
  • salt: 1 teaspoon
  • List 3 Ingredients:
  • Black pepper powder : 1 teaspoon (to taste)
  • Garam masala Powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garnishing Ingredients-
  • Chopped Mint, Chopped coriander, Fried Onions, Lemon, Fried Cashews, Butter/Ghee, Mirchi Tadka (Check tip)

How to make Hyderabadi Chicken Haleem

  1. Part 1: In a pressure cooker, add oil and ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins until it turns brown in colour. Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook until its soft.
  2. Now add the rest of the ingredients from List 1 and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until the chicken leaves the bones or till its overcooked.
  3. Once the cooker is cooled down completely, remove the bones from chicken with your hands and keep it safe. Now take the chicken pieces and blend it for 10 seconds. Mix in the bones in the processed chicken.
  4. Part 2: While your chicken is cooking, in another pressure cooker add the List 2 ingredients and pressure cook for 2 whistles or until the wheat is mushy.
  5. Let the cooker cool down completely and then blend the mixture to a fine paste (Add water if required).
  6. Part 3: In a big and heavy bottomed pan mix together the chicken mixture and wheat mixture. Add the list 3 ingredients and 3-4 cups of water and cook on high heat until the mixture starts to bubble.
  7. Now turn the heat to medium and cook for another 20-30 minutes. Serve hot and garnish it with the garnishing ingredients.

My Tip:

Mirchi Tadka is optional and is used to match the spice level for the ones who love spicy food. For the Mirchi Tadka, heat oil/ghee and turn off the heat, then add chilli powder into the oil. While serving you can add this one top to add an extra kick to the Haleem.

Reviews for Hyderabadi Chicken Haleem (2)

Madhuchanda Sharma3 years ago

what pieces would be best for this dish?

Prachi Kamat3 years ago

can this be done with Morton kheema?

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