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Chicken Haleem Recipe

Chicken Haleem Recipe

Haleem is an Arabian slow-cooked dish made with a variety of meat. Chicken Haleem is a popular Ramadan dish in Hyderabad made with tender chicken bones, wheat, and lentils. The dish is ideal for breaking fast as it fills up quickly, digests easily, and gives ample protein, fibre, and energy for the next day.

Making chicken haleem at home is easier with some essential ingredients and Haleem Mix Masala. The spice mix is an amalgamation of various spices and herbs, giving the dish irresistible flavours. Here learn how to make chicken haleem at home with this simple recipe.


  • 300g boneless chicken, cut into small chunks
  • 3 tablespoons broken wheat
  • 3 tablespoons Bengal gram lentils (chana dal)
  • 1 tablespoon rice
  • 2 tablespoon haleem mix masala
  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 ½ tablespoons red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak chana dal, broken wheat, and rice separately for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan and add onions, ginger-garlic paste, and green chillies. Saute onions until they turn brown. After that, remove them from heat and keep them aside.
  3. Heat 3 cups of water in the same pan and add chicken pieces, red chilli powder, bay leaf, and salt. Cover the pan and bring the water to a rolling boil.
  4. Once the chicken’s colour changes, add soaked wheat, rice, and lentils.
  5. Cover and cook until the chicken becomes tender. 
  6. After that, remove the bay leaf and start mashing chicken and grains. Continue mashing until all the chicken is thoroughly mashed, along with wheat and lentils. All the while, keep adding little water as required.
  7. Now add sauteed onion and ginger-garlic paste along with haleem mix masala. Add salt as per taste and continue mashing until haleem turns thick.
  8. Once haleem turns thick, and all ingredients are mashed well, add ghee and mix again.
  9. Transfer the haleem to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  10. Now your chicken haleem is ready. Serve with Indian flatbread or rice.

Full of flavours and nutrition, chicken haleem is considered a go-to dish for Ramadan iftar. If you are thinking of giving this chicken haleem recipe a try, purchase high-quality haleem mix masala and other spices mentioned in the dish at wholesale rates from Kitchenhutt.


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