The entire city of Hyderabad is decked up for the Holy month of Ramzan. This month dedicated to fasting and feasting brings with it some of the most scrumptious foods – topping the list with Haleem – the beloved dish that Hyderabadis await to gorge on this time of the year. Even though a lot of hotels now serve it around the year, but the zaika of this Hyderabadi dish can be felt only during this special month. Topped with fried onions, mind and several other versions that each hotel has given its own twist, there is no beating Hyderabad’s love for Haleem and biryani. Catering to all those Haleem lovers, we’ve made a list of the top places that are famous around the city – for you to try and indulge your tastebuds. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your forks, spoons, and napkins and dig in! Here’s an assortment of some of the choicest joints
Text: ANAHITA AHUJA
Picture credits: MOHD ZUBAIR ALI
Shah Ghouse is one of the oldest and biggest places for Haleem, it surely lives up to the hype and name. Simple and beautiful Haleem with the right consistency, a decent amount of bones in the midst of a super chaotic environment – giving you just the festive feel you want. The Haleem is smooth and flavors hit hard. Soaked in ghee, there is no way to not relish the taste.
ADDRESS: Opposite SA Imperial Gardens, Near RTA Office, Salarjung Colony, Tolichowki, Hyderabad and 4 other locations