Food lovers wait for it for a year and cannot live without it, once it is available.
Yes, the holy month of Ramzan is around and can the delicious ‘Haleem' be far behind?
So all you ‘Haleem' lovers in the city, get set for your daily quota of the yummy dish.
As the countdown for Ramzan has begun, a sort of ‘Haleem fever' has gripped the old city.
The questions range from price of the delicacy to the most preferred joints -- the curiosity only ends with a ‘guess'. Moreover, with hoteliers keeping the menu price under wraps until the D-day, one has to adopt a wait and watch policy.
An increase or decrease in the price? Rupees 65 or 70 per plate? Where can one see a crowd, Shah Ghouse or Deccan Paradise? These are some of the questions the old city dwellers are asking every day.
Come Ramzan and the ‘purana shehar' streets flourish with many ‘Haleem' joints. Be it the one that sports only a couple of cauldrons or the famous joints that hire function halls to serve as a catering place.
And scores of people from different parts of the city descend at many joints to relish the season's delicacy.
As Ramzan approaches, ‘Haleem' addicts spread around the city and rely on their contacts in the old city to update themselves with the latest scenario to savour the best tasting ‘Haleem' in the city.
“As the month of Ramzan approaches many of my friends enquire about the famous joints of the old city and the place where they can get a real taste of the delicacy,” says Syed Mukheed, a call centre employee.
ASIF YAR KHAN
As the countdown for Ramzan has begun, a sort of ‘Haleem fever' has gripped the old city