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Old 11th July 2012, 12:28   #4666
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Looks like the Haleem season has started early this year for us Hydeez. Just read in TOI that the season has started early because of the upcoming Shravan month where many do not consume meat. Where else on the earth can you find a muslim festival dish being served in advance because of an upcoming Hindu calendar month. Happens only in India.

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Haleem season dawns early in city this year - The Times of India
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Looks like the Haleem season has started early this year for us Hydeez.
True that.

During Ramazan season the haleem stores open as early as 4PM and the people who eat between 4PM to 7PM when muslims break their fast are all non-muslims.

Cafe Bahaar, Sarvi and few others have already started serving haleem, much before the holy month commences. The craze for haleem is unbelievable.

BTW, is the Begumpet outlet of Cafe Bahaar open already? Any reviews of that?
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Old 11th July 2012, 14:01   #4668
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BTW, is the Begumpet outlet of Cafe Bahaar open already? Any reviews of that?
Not yet, from the outside it looks far from complete. It is still wrapped in the blue colored cloth.
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Rs 50 per serving.
Hope it's 100% Mutton. I am dead sure that it either has to be chicken Harees or Beef Mixed one.

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There was a stall put up adjacent to the mosque, opposite the Hyderabad House on Banjara Hills Road Number 3.
This guy used to sell only Chicken Harees IIRC.

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Also like the red poha that they stock.
Poha? Are you referring to Flattened Rice http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flattened_rice? I guess Red Poha/Flattened Rice has loads of fiber content and is considered healthy. I am still to see the Red Poha, looks like worth giving it a try.

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Looks like the Haleem season has started early this year for us Hydeez.
This has been on for the past 2-3 years, they start serving Haleem early to cash in on the craze. The real flavor of Haleem is during the season itself.

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During Ramazan season the haleem stores open as early as 4PM and the people who eat between 4PM to 7PM when muslims break their fast are all non-muslims.
As everyone knows, majority of the patrons are non-muslims at these Haleem outlets. Moreover, there are many people who take Haleem Take-aways to be consumed at home. If someone really wants to enjoy Haleem, it has to be in Old City only. No other place justifies the fun of having a Haleem as Old City does. Time to up those ante's and plan for the 2012 Haleem Meet.

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BTW, is the Begumpet outlet of Cafe Bahaar open already? Any reviews of that?
They are planning to sell only Haleem at the Begumpet Outlet during the onset of 2012 Haleem Season. This is the updated news from Rashid.

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When are the Hydeez getting together for a Haleem Meet?
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Hope it's 100% Mutton. I am dead sure that it either has to be chicken Harees or Beef Mixed one.
Chicken.


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Poha? Are you referring to Flattened Rice Flattened rice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia? I guess Red Poha/Flattened Rice has loads of fiber content and is considered healthy. I am still to see the Red Poha, looks like worth giving it a try.
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* I always assumed that in Hyderabad, one gets Chicken Harees and Mutton/ Beef Haleem.

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When are the Hydeez getting together for a Haleem Meet?
Not yet decided Ani. Waiting for the Haleem Season to start and then we will chalk out plans for the Haleem Meet.

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* I always assumed that in Hyderabad, one gets Chicken Harees and Mutton/ Beef Haleem.
Yeah, as I mentioned. Harees is always chicken based, where as Haleem is either Mutton or Beef based.

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Hope it's 100% Mutton. I am dead sure that it either has to be chicken Harees or Beef Mixed one.
The reason I wrote it is because it was priced at 50/- per serving.

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It was quite spicy. I loved it. In fact I bought a little extra and had that for breakfast as well. This particular spot usually gets very good Haleem.
You mentioned Harees in the opening statement and Haleem in the closing. So, was confused as to if you had Haleem or Harees. The place you mentioned is known to serve Chicken Harees, which I would dare not have. Does not appeal to my palette.

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They are planning to sell only Haleem at the Begumpet Outlet during the onset of 2012 Haleem Season. This is the updated news from Rashid.
Sorry if I missed out in any of the earlier posts. Where exactly is this proposed outlet? Is it near the pantaloon outlet where some hectic construction activity is going on? From the interiors of this place, it looks like an eating joint only.

Cafe Bahaar at my very own Begumpet. Awesome.
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This particular spot usually gets very good Haleem.

With mutton prices at Rs 340 per kilo. I hope they don't reduce the meat quantity and increase prices this year.
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This guy used to sell only Chicken Harees IIRC.
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You mentioned Harees in the opening statement and Haleem in the closing. So, was confused as to if you had Haleem or Harees. The place you mentioned is known to serve Chicken Harees, which I would dare not have. Does not appeal to my palette.
I also got confused reading "Haleem". The guy is famous for his "Harees" and the biggest fan are the kids of Norules.

I have never tasted Harees and still do not have the guts to even try it out.
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They are planning to sell only Haleem at the Begumpet Outlet during the onset of 2012 Haleem Season. This is the updated news from Rashid.
That is possible as all they need is a table and 2 people (one to collect the cash and the other to handover the Haleem).

However, the building is far from ready and they may not be able start the outlet in near future. The original schedule was to start it on Christmas Day in 2011.
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When are the Hydeez getting together for a Haleem Meet?
I am starting the Haleem eating from today evening, of course, alone and from Sarvi. Hope to see you all join in soon.
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That is possible as all they need is a table and 2 people (one to collect the cash and the other to handover the Haleem).
I tend to disagree on this a bit Bajaj Saab. Outlets like Bahar, Sarvi and etc demand more number of people to work. As this is not the off-the-counter Pista House Counter. They would be transferring the Haleem from their Basheerbagh outlet to Begumpet outlet and would be served off the kiln exactly how they serve at Basheer Bagh or any other outlet serves it.
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The place you mentioned is known to serve Chicken Harees, which I would dare not have. Does not appeal to my palette.
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I have never tasted Harees and still do not have the guts to even try it out.
About Harees and only about harees.

You may not love it. But I doubt if you will hate it.
And this guy is a nice place to check out Harees.
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Sarvi Haleem, 90/- per plate, perfectly spiced, some dry fruit, a few peppercorns, 5 pieces of 1cm sized bones.

Nice, very nice, just that it was not scalding piping hot the way I like my haleem (maybe I should have eaten it there itself).
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I tasted Harees for the first time last year at the same outlet near the Mosque on Rd. No. 2.

I absolutely HATED IT and will never eat it again.

The concept of chicken based haleem itself does not go too well with me.
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They would be transferring the Haleem from their Basheerbagh outlet to Begumpet outlet and would be served off the kiln exactly how they serve at Basheer Bagh or any other outlet serves it.
Lets hope so, will try them out at Begumpet as well as Hyderguda at least once this season, hopefully, as a TBHP Haleem Outing.
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About Harees and only about harees.

You may not love it. But I doubt if you will hate it.
And this guy is a nice place to check out Harees.
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I tasted Harees for the first time last year at the same outlet near the Mosque on Rd. No. 2.

I absolutely HATED IT and will never eat it again.

The concept of chicken based haleem itself does not go too well with me.
Well, I am seriously thinking of trying out Harees but only at the Road No. 3 opposite Mosque outlet due to the fame and reputation. Lets see what happens!
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Where is good quality 'bade' ka haleem sold? Someone I know was asking about it.
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