- Category: Miscellaneous
- #601205Haleem is very famous in Hyderabad. But in Andhra Pradesh there are many muslims who follow Ramzaan fasting very scrupulously. But I have not seen Haleem shops in that area. I don't know whether they make in the houses and eat.
In Hyderabad every where you will find these shops. Many Hindus also eat this Haleem as they like the taste of it. These shops will vanish after this one month.
All muslims in Hyderabad will definitely follow this fasting and they go for namaz on time. They never miss it. Fantastic belief in this festival.
- #601211I think Haleem is the second most popular meat dish in Hyderabad, after Biryani. In Lucknow and other parts of Uttar Pradesh, they serve something called 'Khichda', which is similar to Haleem, but the consistency is different. I stayed in Lucknow for some time and the cuisine there is to die for. Seriously, they serve the most delectable kebabs, biryanis and kormas. Delhi too serves some yummy food – provided you have the patience to search for the right eating places, in overly crowded and narrow lanes.
There is a stark difference in flavours in the Hyderabad, Lucknow and Delhi cuisine.
Coming to Haleem – I would say it is a meal by itself. It is slow cooked, generally for many hours and contains a variety of ingredients that include spices and whole grains. So, it is more than just meat. The Pista House Haleem is world famous. My personal favourite is 'Khichda' – I find Haleem to pasty.
I had posted a recipe in the Ask Expert Section - How to cook Haleem at home
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