Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Chicken Harees

  • Cooking time: 50minutes
  • Serves 12 INGREDIENTS:
    1. Chicken with bone 1kilo
    2. Oats(Quaker) 400 grams
    3. Big onions(sliced finely) 5
    4. Red chilli powder 1tspn
    5. Ginger garlic paste 1-2tspns
    6. Salt to taste
    7. Cashewnut 2handfulls(grind to paste using water)
    8. Black pepper powder 1tspn
    9. Garam masala powder 1tspn
    10. Lemon 1
    11. Salt to taste
    12. Chicken stock cubes 2

    15 Green chilles
    Corainder leaves 1 bunch
    Mint leaves 1/2bunch
    Cloves 6
    Cinnamon 2-3 sticks
    Cardamom 5
    Caraway seeds 1tspn
    Whole Black pepper 1tspn
    Desi ghee 4tbspn
    Ginger-garlic paste 4tbspns

    • Cooker chicken with onions,haramasala, whole garam masala,salt,red chilli powder,ginger-garlic paste along with 2 cups of water for 10mins.
    • Now take out the chicken and shread it,discard the bones.If you can, please take out the whole garam masala,specially the black pepper.
    • To the gravy, that is left in the cooker,add cashewnut paste,shredded chicken and cook for around 5 minutes ...switch off the stove and keep this aside.
    • Take a big vessel, heat about 2tbspns oil+2Tbspns of desi ghee and fry the oats to brown in colour...take care that you dont burn the oats.
    • When the oats turn brown in colour immediately add atleast 3 glasses of water.Also add maggi chicken stock cubes.
    • Now add the cooker ingredients to these fried oats.Add enough water so that,they both cook togther properly.
    • Take a dal ghotni(one used to mash dal traditionally) and keep mashing the oats.Add black pepper powder abt 1tspn...or as per ur taste also add salt,coriander leaves,mint leaves,lemon juice,garam masala powder 1tspn.Keep frying all this for a while. If u find this difficult you can add some water,then simmer the flame and keep frying every now and then.
    • Now take a seperate small utensil, heat about 4tbpns of desi ghee,to this add 4Tbspns of ginger garlic paste fry till it becomes brown in colour..mix this with the haleem/harees mixture..cook for sometime,the consistency should me medium thick..and switch off the flame.The harees should be not too runny nor too it will thicken up when it cools down.
    • Garnish with fried onion,boiled eggs,coriander,mint leaves and fried caswetnuts.


    ZeeKhana Khazana said...

    I always advocate for chicken gravy dishes. You have described it so nicely. I am expecting few breakfast recipes so that it will encourage our mornings.

    Chowder Singh said...

    The original Harees is sweet. Sugar's drizzled on top.

    Sana said...

    Salam Anjum,

    Ive so far tried your marag recipe and its a hit a home..Thank you so much.
    This time I wanted to try this Harees. Is there any substitute for chicken stock cubes?

    Anjum said...

    Hello Sana,

    Good to hear that Marag was a hit. The substitute for chicken stock can be the water left out after boiling boned chicken preferably with mild spices , garlic and onion.


    shaista Tarannum said...

    Asalam anjum sis

    your chicken hares looks yum I want to try chicken hares and chicken dum biryani from your recipes. I saw garam masala as one of the ingredients in both recipes. could you please tell me briefly how to prepare the garam masala powder for both recipies.

    Anjum said...

    Hello Shaista sis
    Below is the recepie for Garam Masala

    Put 4spn shazeera,4spn elaichi, 3spn patta,2spn loung,2spn kalimirch...roast all these ingredients in pan and dry roast them.then cool and grid them to a fine powder.

    Anonymous said...

    Ive tried out the harees recipe for iftar. It was too good

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    Anonymous said...

    Anjum ji app new receipes add Kare na

    Bushra Noorunnisa said...

    Anjum I tried this recipe today n believe me it was so heavenly delicious ! ��
    I want to ask if I could use lamb instead of chicken ?

    Anjum said...

    I am glad you liked it. Never tried with lamb though,I use a traditional recipe if I am using lamb,haven't posted it yet inshallah will soon post it.

    Bushra Noorunnisa said...

    Could u plz post the recipe before Friday as I need it for weekend party !

    Anonymous said...

    Shld v add all 5 onions mentioned in ingredients along with chicken in cooker ? Or is it for making brown onion fr garnish ? Plz reply fast as i need to make it today.

    Anjum said...

    The onions have to go in the cooker along with chicken!