Hyderabadi Haleem, a stew to die for …

As the whole Islam world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan (Ramzan) by observing month-long daylight fasting and breaking it with the evening prayers and Iftar, the Hyderabadis go one step further with consuming Haleem which is quintessential to the city.

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Haleem is basically a stew made up of crushed wheat, barley, lentils (or daal) with meat and spices slow cooked for over 8 hours so that is all melts into a thick paste. It is usually served with ghee and fried onions. This stew easy easily digested and has high calories which provides instant energy, which is required after daylong fasting.

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What was introduced into the region by the Nizams, slowly it has evolved into a delicacy which is enjoyed by people of all faiths during the month of Ramadan. Pista House are even known for exporting to USA and UAE.

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Though primarily meant for Iftar, with the growing popularity all the big restaurants of Hyderabad make it a competition where they have countless volunteers to sell Haleem. There are awards given out and business booms like anything. Though usually served are chicken and mutton variants in most spaces.

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Among the other variants I tried, Beef and Mashad Haleems are my most favorite ones. Though you have to go around the city to find them.

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A value for money tasty stew that is slowly making a name for itself worldwide. This should be in one person’s bucket list if he or she visits the City of Nizams during the tie of Ramadan.

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