These Places Serve The Best Nihari And Haleem In The City
Hyderabad is any food lover’s paradise; and its authentic flavours are found only in a few select places. Some recipes are so distinctively Hyderabadi that they define the city’s food heritage. Apart from biryani and kebabs, the two Hyderabadi dishes that no one can get enough are Haleem and Nihari. These legendary restaurants and cafés serve the Nihari better than anywhere else. We promise.
1. Shah Ghouse, Shalibanda
Originally started as a little café, Shah Ghouse has three outlets in the city, of which, the one at Shalibanda is the oldest. The other two branches are at Tolichowki and Raidurgam. They serve some of the best breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, without a doubt. The best dish to order would be naan with nihari. And although available only during Ramazan, their haleem is not missed.
Where – Shah Ali Banda Rd, Roop Lal Bazar, Syed Ali Chabutra, Zohra Colony, Shalibanda, Hyderabad
2. Hotel Nayaab, Charminar
If you are looking for the best breakfast in Hyderabad, Nayaab is your place. And nothing beats nihari when it comes to authentic, filling, flavourful Hyderabadi breakfast. Nayaab serves gurda, kaleji and naan with nihari – all of which are their customers’ favourites. Team this with their famous kesar tea, and your day is made. Also, foodie’s must know that Nayaab was the first restaurant to commercially sell haleem – a recipe that’s still popular among haleem lovers in the city.
Where – Nayapul Road, Nayapul, Nassir Complex, Charminar, Chatta Bazar, Hyderabad
3. Pista House, Multiple outlets
Although most food lovers recommend visiting Pista House only during Ramazan, you can still try their traditional Hyderabadi recipes any time of the year. A very well-known manufacturer of haleem, Pista House is Hyderabadi haleem’s face because of its excellent distribution.
Their signature, freshly prepared haleem is sold at their Moghalpura, Shalibanda and Tolichowki outlets.
Where – Etebar Chowk, Kotla Alijah, Moghalpura, Hyderabad
4. Hotel Sitara Grand, Banjara Hills
Slightly fancier than the others on the list, Sitara Grand is a local favourite, nonetheless. If you are looking for reasonably priced delicious buffets serving authentic Hyderabadi food, this is the place to be.
This is also one of the best places to enjoy nihari, haleem and paya, and you’d find a lot of local families enjoying their dinners here.
Where – Road Number 12, Beside SBH, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad