Haleem Trail: Shadab, Banjara Hills

Shadab is famous for its Hyderabadi cuisine, among which are their biryani, nihari and paya.  Their range of dishes is among the best in town. Apart from their main outlet in old city, they have started a takeaway point in Banjara Hills about a year back. Haleem in both places are supplied from their centralized kitchen.

Foodaholix Shadab Haleem
The outlet

The takeaway is brightly lit and clean with a row of seats in the corner for dining. The haleem here is pre-packed in containers, and they do not serve it in plates. Couple of lemon wedges and a plastic spoon is provided along with the haleem.

Foodaholix Shadab haleem takeaway counter
The Takeaway Counter

As I retreated to the seats and opened the haleem, it did not impress me. There was hardly any garnishing. However as I dug into it, the taste and the flavor took over.

The haleem here is not very spicy but has a very simple taste which I loved. There were small chunks of mutton – more than those in the other haleems that I have tasted so far. The mutton had really blended well with the spices and wheat creating a thick consistency.  The ghee was also in the right quantity. On the flip side, there were the small pieces of bones in the haleem which were difficult to remove.

Foodaholix Shadab Haleem
Shadab haleem

Though the Shadab haleem is one of the good ones I tasted this year, more onions, nuts and mint, and lesser small bones would have made it even more delightful.

They have three different packages – a single pack costs Rs 120, a special pack at Rs 270 feeds three, and a pack for the whole family at Rs 600.

Foodaholix Shadab Haleem logo

Rating: 3.5/5

Location:  From Road No 2 Banjara Hills, take the lane next to the well known Masjid-E-Hussaini. Shadab Takeaway is just two houses away.

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Disclaimer: The feedback and ratings are based on sampling on a particular day. In many such outlets taste is not consistent, and varies from day to day and branch to branch.