Aug 14, 2010

Haleem in Chennai


Haleem (Persian: حلیم) is a thick Persian, Pakistani and North Indian high calorie dish. Although this dish varies from region to region, it always includes wheat, lentils and meat.

Haleem is made of wheat, meat (usually beef or mutton, but sometimes chicken or minced meat), lentils and spices. This dish is slow cooked for seven to eight hours which results in a paste like consistency, with the taste of spices and meat blending with wheat.

Haleem is sold as snack food in Bazaars all year around. It is also a special dish prepared throughout the world during Ramadan and Moharram months of Muslim Hijri calendar, particularly amongst Pakistani and Indian Muslims. In India, Haleem prepared in Hyderabad, during the Ramadan month, is very famous and is distributed all over the country.

Haleem can be eaten with any variety of rice or any variety of Indian breads. Haleem especially preferred side dish to break the fast during Ramzan fasting as it provides wholesome nutrition and calories.

Haleem is available only during the Ramzan month at

Mughal's Zaika Restaurant
No. 8, Rajaratnam Street

Tel # 42858901 /42858902

From 11.30 am to 11 pm

Landmark - Behind Ega Theatre

North Indian, Tandoori, Mughlai dishes also available

Chicken Biryani, Mutton Nihari, Haleem, Mutton Rogan Josh & Phirni

Suggestion - 1 serving bowl of each gravy dish ( including Haleem ) is sufficient for 3 person.


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Akila said...

That looks wonderful....

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