Sweet Shops

Hameedi Confectioners & Co.

locationNampally

Have You Tried The Nizam's Favourite Kind of Turkish Halwa At This Iconic Shop?

Shreya posted on 30 April

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Want to taste Turkish sweets and that too a royal favourite?  Then head to Hameedi Confectioners, a 105 year old shop in Mozamjahi Market and tuck into some interesting kinds of halwa.

Hussain, Halwa, & His Highness

In 1913, a 15 year old Turkish boy Muhammed Hussain started serving Turkish sweetmeats at a stall in Nampally. His special dish, Jouzi Halwa was such a hit among people that the seventh Nizam heard of it and visited the store to try it out. He loved the halwa so much that he sent a letter with the royal seal to Hussain praising his sweets {Even today, this letter is on display at the store}. He also requested that the shop be named after his close relative, King Hameed of Turkey, and thus was the beginning of this iconic shop.

 

It's Halwa Time

The Jouzi Halwa is a dish made out of milk, saffron, ghee, nutmeg, sugar, dry fruits, and some secret spices from Afghanistan. It is available in two forms — the regular Jouzi Halwa (INR 500 per kg), and the special Jouzi Halwa made with more saffron and ghee priced at INR 700 per kg. The halwas are served with a silver foil and almond garnish, and each has a unique taste to it. And they are quite filling to it. We loved the special version better, but hey that’s just us! However, both versions were something that would take a while to settle onto your taste buds, but you will enjoy it when they do. The halwa feels moist and you can taste the ghee but you’d like that. Apart from the famous Jouzi Halwa, this place also makes sweetmeats like Ashrafi Sweet, which is another of their signature dishes. These yummy sweets are not just eaten fondly by visitors at the store but are requested at big hotels, marriages, and functions too.

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Sweet Shops

Hameedi Confectioners & Co.

Location Details
locationNampally

5-5-513, MJ Market, Wallaee Street, Mozamjahi Market, Nampally, Hyderabad

Sweet Shops

Hameedi Confectioners & Co.

locationNampally