In Hyderabad, the holy month of Ramzan is celebrated with utmost dedication, compassion, and joy. We get to see a number of delicacies that are served on the streets of the Nizam city.
One such highly exciting and widely loved dish in Hyderabad is Haleem. We see a number of stalls popping up in Hyderabad during the Ramzan season. Here are a few such lesser-known facts about Hyderabadi Haleem.
- Hyderabadi Haleem initially marked its entry in the 19th century. This dish was cooked in the Royal kitchen of Nizam by chefs from Western Asia.
2. A few Muslim families in Barkaas region, Hyderabad bought this delicacy to common man’s reach. They were the first to serve this dish to commoners.
3. Hyderabadi Haleem is the first non-vegetarian dish to acquire Geographical Indication Status from the government of India.
4. In the early stages, a single plate of Haleem costed five Paisa, and it was served by Madina hotel. A single plate costs somewhere around 100-250 Rs now.
5. Madina hotel is the first commercial outlet to serve Haleem. They initially sold it only to loyal customers.
6. Pista House is the largest exporter of Haleem. Their annual turnover hits $20 million mark.
7. It is said that Pista House sells around 10 tonnes of Haleem per day in Ramzan season. They have multiple outlets in Hyderabad.
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Contributed By Sathvik Reddy