On The Haleem Trail In Hyderabad: During Ramzan & Even 365 Days A Year

Ashis posted on 12 November

Every year the month of Ramzan means an entire month of fasting and also haleem, the beloved dish that Hyderabadis await to gorge on at this time of the year. Even though a lot of hotels have now started serving it around the year, but the zaika of this Hyderabadi dish can be felt most during the month of Ramzan. Topped with fried onions, mint and several other versions, the haleem is given its own twist at several eateries in the city.

Since there is no beating Hyderabad’s love for haleem and biryani, we’ve made a list of top places famous around Hyderabad for you to try and indulge your taste buds. The list is not ranked, and it lists the eateries in no order. Some even serve haleem through the year. 

Pista House

The past few years has seen the rise of Pista House as the brand ambassador of haleem for Hyderabad. Some might consider the dish here as just a little above average, but the global appeal of Pista House is unmatched to any other eatery. They also deliver outside Hyderabad through Gati Courier services. The original outlet is at Charminar but many makeshift stalls are set up around the city. The green tubs are hard to miss. They also have a vegetarian version.

Fast Food Restaurants

Shop 20-4-140, Opp. Esra Hospital, Shalibanda Road, Charminar, Hyderabad

Shadab

No visit to Charminar is incomplete without a drop in at Hotel Shadab. The Haleem at Shadab is served with zabaan  (tongue) and boiled egg. It’s a little bit spicier than the regular haleem.

Casual Dining

21-1-140-144, Plot 21, Opp. Madina Building, High Court Road, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad

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Cafe 555

Many of the city’s locals swear by Café 555. The best part about the haleem at Café 555 is the variety of innovations you get along with this dish. Haleem topped with Chicken 65, zubaan etc… are just to name a few. The shorba (broth) on top is the extra punch you’ll need to give flavour to the haleem. A lot of bones lately has been a drawback for me personally.

Fast Food Restaurants

Cafe 555

Maheshwari Complex, Masab Tank, Hyderabad

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Cafe Bahar

The original Café Bahar at Basheerbagh is famous for it’s brilliant biryanis and its haleem. They have great combos during the Ramzan season and you get a bottle of coke free with your haleem too.

Casual Dining

3-5-815/A, Old MLA Quarters, Hyderguda, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad

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Cafe Iqbal

One of the few hotels which serve authentic Hyderabadi food as part of their menu, the haleem at Café Iqbal is completely different than the regular fare you get around Hyderabad. They serve the Iranian version of the haleem made with real saffron.

Fast Food Restaurants

1233/1, 20-4-1116, Opp. Charminar, Lad Bazar, Charminar, Hyderabad

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Alhamdulillah

Along with the amazing Tala Hua Gosht that Alhamduilillah is famous for, they also serve a delectable beef haleem.

Fast Food Restaurants

Alhamdulillah Hotel

19/4/41/8/1/16, Beside Zoo Park, Bahadurpura X Road, Attapur, Hyderabad

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Hotel Rumaan

Rumaan in Tolichowki is famous for the beef version of haleem. Open till late in the night, the haleem is priced very moderately and attracts folks who like the heavier meat.

Casual Dining

Hotel Rumaan

Moti Gali, Khilwat, Charminar, Hyderabad

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Hyline

The haleem at Hyline, Koti is meatier and the aroma of the spices and ghee oozes with every spoon. This is one of those must-try places during Ramzan.

Bakeries

Hy-Line

3-5-784/A/2, Hy-line Circle, King Koti Road, Koti, Hyderabad

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Nayaab Hotel

Nayaab’s take on Hyderabad’s most famous Ramzan dish is a bit spicier than the regular ones. Topped off only with fried onions and a dash of lime, there is also a generous amount of oil added to give it that extra flavour and richness.

Casual Dining

22-8-111 & 112, Chatta Bazar, Nayapul Road, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad

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Chai Shop, Taj Banjara

In the mood for some great coffee and haleem? The Chai Shop in Taj Banjara is open 24 hours and also serves haleem throughout the year. It is served along with the wonderful sheermal.

Cafes

Chai Shop - Taj Banjara

Taj Banjara, Road 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

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Sarvi

The Irani Haleem served at Sarvi is a crowd puller for sure. Located on Road No 11, Banjara Hills, the haleem is made of mutton and wheat alone. The spices used make the gooey dish really flavourful and eaten with a squeeze of lime, a bowl of haleem is wiped clean within minutes.

Casual Dining

6-2-626, Ground Floor, Opp. Care Hospital, Road 1 & 11, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

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Hotel Sohail

Famous for it’s divine Malai Paya and many other Hyderabadi dishes, the haleem at Hotel Sohail in Malakpet is quite amazing. Topped off with diced cashews, fresh mint leaves and caramelised onions, it tastes heavenly.

Casual Dining

Shop 16-8-992, Beside Government Hospital, Chanchalguda, Officers Colony, Malakpet, Hyderabad

Shah Ghouse

The friendly rivalry between the biggest hotels to serve their customers during Ramzan spills onto the streets quite literally. The waiters of Shah Ghouse can be seen waving the menu, to invite people in both at their Charminar and Toli Chowki outlets. The haleem here is flavourful and light but like many of the eateries lately, the dish seems to have gotten a lot of bone in it.

Every nook and corner of the city has stalls set up during Ramadan and there is no denying the passion that Hyderabad has for its biryani and haleem. Lately, there have been different variations like the fish and low-calorie emu interpretations too.

Casual Dining

Syed Ali Chabutra, Shalibanda Road, Charminar, Hyderabad

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