Recipes - Chicken Haleem


½ kg. chicken
250 gms.broken wheat (Daliya)
¼ cup channa daal
¼ cup jeera rice
4 tomatoes ( finely chopped)
2 big onions ( thinly sliced)
5-7 green chillies
2 tbsp.  ginger garlic paste
1 lime
4-5 cloves
2” cinnamon
4-5 cardamoms
25 gms coriander leaves
25 gms  mint leaves
½ cup oil
½ tsp. turmeric powder
Coconut milk of one medium coconut.
Salt as per taste


Clean, wash and pressure cook, broken wheat, channa daal, and jeera rice until soft.

In a pan heat oil and fry half of the onion until golden brown and set aside. In the same oil add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Now add onion, ginger garlic paste, tomatoes, green chillies and sauté for sometime.  Add chicken pieces, salt and lime juice.  Add little water and cook chicken until soft. Drain the chicken pieces and debone and shred them. 
Add the stock of chicken to the pressure cooked wheat mixture and stir well. Discard the bones and add the shredded chicken into the wheat mixture. Bring to a boil. Now add coconut milk, coriander leaves and mint leaves. Stir well. Serve hot, garnished with browned onion, coriander and mint leaves.

Comment on this article

  • Olita, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 31 2015

    Thanks Judith Mangalore for clearing the confusions :)

  • judith, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 27 2015

    dear olita, Jeera rice is one of the types of rice, its very mini sized grain, in konkani it is called as jirsal tandoo.Name of the rice is jeera rice like basmati etc..and not as u mentioned as jeera tadka..

  • Olita, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 27 2015

    As per my knowledge, Jeera means cumin seeds. Jeera rice is a rice dish prepared using cumin seeds tempering. In this recipe jeera rice needs to be prepared or only jeera along with channa dal and broken wheat needs to be pressure cooked??

  • shruti,

    Sat, Aug 08 2015

    very good recipe

  • Averyl Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 25 2015

    Jeera rice is very tiny grains. Its available in stores in the same name.

  • Hazel, Mumbai/Canada

    Mon, Jul 20 2015

    need to know what is jeera rice

  • Prescilla Sequeira, Pune

    Wed, Jul 15 2015

    Hi Shahida.Thanks for the recipe.This recipe of Haleem is novel to me.Coconut milk to the haleem must be giving a great taste.I use Shan haleem masala for mutton version and it comes out great.I am sure this taste great.I will try soon.

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