ANDHRA PRADESH

City in for flavours of Haleem

A chef preparing Haleem at one of the eateries in One Town area. —Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

A chef preparing Haleem at one of the eateries in One Town area. —Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar  

With Ramzan festival a few days away, the hoteliers are competing with one another to woo connoisseurs of food to relish different flavours of Haleem, the dish made out of mutton primarily to satiate the palate of Muslim brethren.

An outlet is selling the delicacy as ‘Special Irani Haleem’ and another as ‘Vijayawada Haleem’.

A restaurant owner, cashing in the name of ‘Bhagyanagar’ has placed a board as ‘Hyderabadi Haleem’ with a soft drink free offer for a packet of Haleem.

Owners are leaving no stone unturned in decorating their outlets with colourful lights and banners to attract people. They are also arranging comfortable seating facility for people to sit and relish the served straight from the oven. “Irani Haleem is unique as we add rare spices to create a heavenly flavour. We are preparing everyday with 40 varieties of spices and people love it,” claimed Syed Azghar Hussain Kirmani, proprietor of Kirmani Hotel in One Town. Apart from Haleem, the outlet is selling soup made of goat boes, desserts such as Arabic halwa, ‘kurbani-ka-meeta and ‘khadu-ka-keer’. Another hotelier Hussain Basha said specially made ‘Vijayawada Haleem’ was available at his eatery. “We have prepared it to suit the taste of the locals here. It is lesser spicy compared to Haleem sold in other outlets,” he said.

A restaurant owner Saleem roped in a five-member team from Hyderabad to prepare Hyderabadi Haleem. “We are paying Rs. 20,000 to each member for the preparation of the dish,” he added.



Owners are leaving no stone unturned in decorating their outlets



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