Chicken Haleem-Easy Chicken Haleem

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Chicken Haleem is a traditional Punjabi dish. It is very popular in Pakistan and Asian countries. Chicken Haleem is favorite of  every age group. specially it is prepared on almost every Tehwar (special days). There are special restaurants which offer haleem, but you no need to go   there now. Try this at home and enjoy your home made haleem  
Chicken Haleem

Ingredients for Chicken haleem:

Chicken boneless:                                                      1 kg
Wheat:                                                                            2 cup
(Whole crushed and soaked in water for 1 hour):     
Onions:                                                                         3 medium size
Yellow lentils (soaked and boiled):                         1/2 cup
Coriander powder:                                                      2 tbsp
Ginger paste:                                                               1 tsp
Garlic paste:                                                                 1 tsp
Red chili powder:                                                        2 tbsp
Turmeric powder:                                                       1 tsp
Salt:                                                                               to taste
Gram masala powder (whole spice):                    1 tsp
Black pepper powder:                                               1/2 tsp
Cardamom stick:                                                        2 inch
Bay leaves:                                                                   2
Cumin powder:                                                           1/2
Cooking oil:                                                                 1 cup
Fresh chopped coriander:                                       1/2 cup
Fresh chopped mint leaves:                                   1/2 cup
Green chilies(chopped):                                         6 small
Ginger (finely sliced):                                               2 tbsp
Lemon:                                                                       2


Take a pan adds oil and heat it. Fry onions turn over golden brown. Take out with slotted spoon and spread on kitchen paper to drain excess oil. When it is cool and crunchy, crush with hands and keep place aside.
In a large pan put 6 cups of water and boil wheat smoothly for almost 30 minutes or more until very soft. Place aside from flame.
Boil yellow lentils and grind it. Take another pan put ginger paste, garlic paste, cumin powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, salt, turmeric powder, bay leaves, cardamom stick, whole spice, black pepper powder and 1/2 cup of water and sauté for two minutes.
Now put bone less chicken pieces and grinded yellow lentils.
Now put the boiled wheat and mix well, put oil. Taste the salt and put more if necessary.
Let it boil for minimum 25-30 minutes and keep moving between. Cook until mixture becomes thick.
Remove from heat and dress up by fresh chopped coriander, chopped green chilies, fresh chopped mint leaves, sliced ginger, and fried onions.
Delicious Chicken haleem serve with lemon and naan or boiled rice.