Creamy Chicken Hareesa/Alisa./Harees/Harissa

 Hareesa is a porridge made from cracked/broken wheat and chicken/mutton .Its a popular dish among the middle eastern countries .Its mild compared to haleem/khicda but very yummy and nutritious..My dear friend had given me this during Ramadan .I loved the texture and the taste so gave  it a try today.I have also added oats .You can make it with wheat alone.Its a very filling healthy and very delicious.

250 gms bonless chicken
150 gms broken/cracked wheat/dalia/lapsi
100 gms oats.
1 tbsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp pepper powder/as needed
2 medium sized onions chopped finely
2 onions sliced thinly
5 green chillies finely chopped
1/4 cup  fresh cream
1/2 cup coriander leaves chopped
few sprigs of mint leaves
1.5 tsp cinnamon powder
1 .5 tsp ginger garlic paste
3-4 tbsp oil
2 tbsp ghee
salt to taste.

  • Soak the broken wheat/dalia/lapsi for 4-5 hrs.
  • Soak the oats for 15-20 min.
  • Clean,Wash the chicken pieces and cut to small pieces apply some salt and set aside.
  • Fry the sliced  onions in oil till brown & crispy.
  • In the cooker vessel add oil then add chopped onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Then add  half of chopped green chillies and ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off.
  • Now add the chicken pieces and fry for 4-5 min.
  • Then add 1 tsp garam masala powder ,salt,pepper and  Cinnamon powder.
  • Now add the broken wheat and continue frying for 5-7 min.
  • Add 4-5 cup of water and cover with the lid.
  • Let it come to full pressure then simmer and cook for 20-25 min on very low flame.
  • After 25 min ,switch the gas off,release the pressure and let it cool .
  • With hand blender ,blend it to smooth and creamy mixture.
  • Now mix the cream, remaining garam masala powder,cinnamon powder coriander leaves .
  • Add salt if required.
  • Heat the ghee ,add the remaining chillies .
  • Pour the ghee mixture over the creamy chicken mixture .
  • Garnish with fried onions and serve hot.
This is a very mild dish ,I have added extra pepper and chillies.
To fasten  the process and save the cooking time  I have cooked it in pressure cooker,Normally its cooked in heavy bottomed pan for 1.5-2 hrs on low flame stirring continuously.
Adding oats is optional you can make it with wheat alone.
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  1. we make hareesa with less spices... ths is a must try ..lots of spices and additional healthy oats... sone pe suhaga...loved it
    Dish it out- Wholegrain Dishes

  2. Lots of wonderful flavors and definitely I 100% agree; delicious and loveable.

  3. I just love this dish, I too prepare it very often n more with mutton....

  4. very new recipe for me, interesting recipe

  5. my favorite chicken with full of flavors

  6. first time hearing it ,looks yummy

  7. looks super yummy..healthy and delicious...

  8. Yummy! And healthy too! Nvr tried but looks great!

  9. We prepare it with less spices and the method is different..will try this version

  10. Such a healthy dish.. bookmarking it.

  11. healthy porridge with the goodness of grains and chicken

  12. It would be pretty nice to try this dish :)

  13. so texture looks like haleem but white? looks delicious.

  14. new recipe for me...looks tasty

  15. My favourite dish. Love to taste some right now.

  16. wow..what a healthy treat,delectable one..too tempting :)

  17. Wat a healthy and filling dish, i can have a bowl anytime.

  18. This recipe really looks cool amazing work Gloria dear . Haven't used oats in hareesa before but shall give it a try yummy

  19. This is new to me...the dish looks very tempting. Would love to try it...

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  21. I'd love to give it a try. It's something new to me, but sounds quite interesting!

  22. Oh lovely
    My favorite dish
    I shall have this one

  23. Can u please guide me how many tbsp will daliya be

  24. How many tbsp will 150 gms daliya be?

  25. Can u please guide me how many tbsp will daliya be