Best Haleem in Hyderabad

Hyderabadi Haleem is a popular dish in the Indian city, Hyderabad. Haleem is a stew composed of meat, lentil and pounded wheat made into a thick paste. Local traditional spices helped form a unique Hyderabadi Haleem that became popular among the native residents by the 19th-century.

As with Hyderabadi biryani, the preparation of haleem in Hyderabad has become an art form. Though Hyderabadi haleem is the traditional food at weddings, celebrations and other social occasions, it is particularly consumed in the Islamic month of Ramadan during Iftar (the evening meal that breaks the day-long fast), as it provides instant energy and is high in calories. This has made the dish synonymous with Ramadan.

In recognition of its cultural significance and popularity, in 2010 Hyderabadi haleem was granted Geographical Indication status (GIS) by the Indian GIS registry office, making it the first non-vegetarian dish in India to be listed as GIS.

Visit or call at 3316-3316 to order Haleem from popular restaurants of Hyderabad. 


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