Easy Chicken Haleem Recipe

Have you ever heard of haleem?  It's a thick stew of pureed grains, lentils, and chicken. It is a popular comfort food in the Indian sub-continent regions & Middle East, and we can understand why!

Savory oats make sense may sound odd, but it makes sense if you think about it.  They're a grain, just like rice.  We eat savory rice... so why not oats?

This recipe comes from Dixya who blogs at Food, Pleasure, & Health.  We love her creative use of our oats, lentils, and split peas.  These ingredients make for a satisfyingly thick, flavorful one pot dinner.  Even better is that the ingredients are full of nutrients like fiber, protein, manganese, and folate!

Here's the ingredient list, but check out Dixya's full post for the full instructions! 

  • ½ C quick rolled oats
  • ½ C wheat berries (it is labeled as haleem wheat at the grocery store)
  • ⅓ C split mung beans
  • ⅓ C split green peas
  • ⅓ C French lentils
  • ¼ C oil
  • 1.5 lbs cubed chicken (skinless, boneless)
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 T garlic paste
  • 1 T ginger paste
  • 1 packet haleem spice mix (50 grams)
  • Garnish: sliced ginger, fried onions, sliced chili pepper, mint, cilantro, lemon wedges, chaat masala

Click here to read the full recipe and to check out Dixya's other healthy recipes!