From Hyderabad To Mumbai: Where To Get The Best Of Haleem In Town

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We know that the origin of this super-healthy dish is quite a dicey thing to decode. And honestly, whether it is from Arabia, or it came to Hyderabad from there, it doesn't really matter because the tummy's just looking at a bowl full of meat, lentils, and wheat that's crushed into a paste and served hot. But people, you don't really have to book that flight ticket to Hyderabad when Haleem's is available in its authentic version in aamchi Mumbai too, ya! Here's our list. We've made it easy for you. 

Jaffer Bhai's Delhi Darbar

This popular joint that has kept up with the times serves Haleem made out of wheat, meat and lentils and the dish is cooked for almost eight hours. Their Dongri outlet serves Haleem and they only take special orders. Using gurda, kaleji and mutton, they do a mean haleem.

Shell Out: INR 350

P.S: It's best to place an advance order.

Persia Darbar Jogeshwari

Jogeshwari is home to small Mughlai eateries that churn out some of the best festive season food. One such eatery is Persia Darbar (not to be confused with Persian Darbar). They do their haleem with mutton boti and khichda. 

Shell Out: INR 231

P.S: Make sure you get their between 4 PM to 6 PM, it runs out fast. 

Kakori House

With multiple outlets in the city, this one makes sure you don’t have to go far and wide for haleem. You'll get hearty, flavourful haleem topped with caramelised onions for an extra crunch. Pair it with naan or pav for optimum culinary pleasure. 

Shell Out: For INR 485 per plate plus taxes

Bombay Canteen

Wheat, berries, mint, caramelised onions and chana dal come together to make Bombay Canteen’s haleem. You can pair it with naan, toast or pav. We love this haleem as it is one of the lightest options that won't leave you feeling too stuffed, and more than ready to try the other fab stuff on the menu.

Shell Out: INR 425 plus taxes

Cafe Irani Chaii

This Mahim eatery is famous for its Fridays' servings of Irani mutton haleem. People love hanging out at this eatery and conversations are part of the daily scene here over a bun maska.

Shell Out: INR 280

Good Luck

When you're craving classic Irani food in Bandra, Good Luck comes to mind. The restaurant takes you back in time so you can relish a bowl of haleem with pav. A breakfast heaven in Bandra, Good Luck is a no-brainer for anybody who loves food.

Shell Out: at INR 120

Masala Library

Fancy some fine dine Haleem? The Haleem at Masala Library will literally melt in your mouth! It’s flavourful, delicious, and the spectacular food experience comes coupled with an indulgent ambiance that makes Masala Library a perfect choice of destination to celebrate an occasion at. 

Shell Out: INR 5,000

P.S: It doesn't come in small portions (or price) so make sure you go with a big group.

The Bohri Kitchen

What started out as a small pop-up out of a cosy Colaba home is now the most talked about food-start up in the country. If authentic Haleem is what you’re looking for, we suggest you head over to relish home-style cooked, soul-comforting preparation of Haleem. Pair it up with their flavourful biryanis or naan for a picture perfect meal experience.  

Shell Out: INR 600

Sam’s Bohri Zaika

Sam's Bohri Zaika is a home delivery kitchen in Chandivali and is known for serving authentic Bohri food. The mutton Haleem is one of their most popular dishes, a mouth-melting preparation made of mutton, dal and rice that loyalists swear by. 

Shell Out: INR 600


Former Editor, LBB, Mumbai