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A Taste of Pakistan: Make Delicious Chicken Haleem at Home!

If you have to cook for a big family dinner then instead of laying out a table with a variety of dishes serve this mouth watering Chicken Haleem with naan and let them all enjoy this finger licking dish.

 Chicken Haleem recipe
Photo: Chicken Haleem

Try the easy recipe of Chicken Haleem shown below!!

Chicken Haleem recipe
Photo: Chicken Haleem
Photo: Pakistani Chicken Haleem
Photo: Chicken Haleem

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

 Servings: 6 


  • 1 kg boneless chicken
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cups whole wheat
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup gram pulse
  • 1/2 cup mung pulse
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1 onion, fried
  • 3 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp all whole spices
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp all spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp mace powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • chaat masala as required

For Garnishing

  • Julien ginger
  • fried onion
  • lemon wedges

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large bowl, mix together all pulses and whole wheat then soak in water for 4 hours.

Step 2

In a flat pan, roast all whole spice then grind them in a grinder. Set aside.

Step 3

Place chicken, onion, soaked drained pulses and wheat in a large pot.

Step 4

Add 4 cups water and red chilli, turmeric and ground all spices.

Step 5

Cook on low heat for 2 hours or until everything is well cooked, stirring frequently. Blend pulses and chicken slightly with a wooden ladle ( give ghota).

Step 6

Now stir in the ground nutmeg and mace.Take it out in a dish and give tarka. Top with fried onion, coriander leaves, green chilli and ginger.

Step 7

Sprinkle chaat masala over it. Chicken Haleem is ready to serve.

  • Serve with naan, green chili and fried onion.


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