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08/06/2017 8:59 AM IST | Updated 24/09/2018 6:55 PM IST

Here's Where You Can Score Some Mouthwatering Haleem In Kolkata During Ramzan

If you thought that only Hyderabad is known for haleem, make room for Kolkata as well. During the month of Ramzan, many Mughlai restaurants prepare haleem which disappears within a few hours of service. This perfectly rich and meaty affair is what the city awaits all year for. It's not something that's made in every household regularly. Haleem is cooked for 12 hours or more, gently simmered with lentils, wheat or rice and of course, lots of ghee. This concoction is topped with fresh coriander, lemon juice, fried onions and nuts.

Already salivating, aren't you?

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Let's take a look at some of the more popular spots in Kolkata that serve this special dish all through Ramzan.

Aminia

Where — Multiple outlets

When — 11 AM to 11 PM

Average cost for two — ₹600 to ₹700

What else to order — Phirni

Why — Aminia is one of Kolkata's oldest places serving haleem. It's a tradition to go to Aminia's and get a plate of their delicious haleem before they run out of it. Check for outlets that have the online ordering facility if you don't want to leave home.

Royal Indian Hotel

Where — Bara Bazar

When — 10 AM to 11:30 PM

Average cost for two — ₹500

What else to order — Mutton chaap

Why — Royal Indian has been dishing out biryani and their specialty, mutton chaap for decades now. During Ramzan they serve haleem at ₹170 from 2 PM onwards. Do get your share before they run out of it for the day.

Shiraz Golden Restaurant

Where — Park Street

When — 12 noon to 11:30 PM

Average cost for two — ₹550

What else to order — Brain masala

Why — This legendary restaurant is popular for its biryani for over 75 years. They do some great haleem during Ramzan and you sure don't want to miss it. While you're at it, get some brain masala too.

Arsalan

Where — Park Circus Area

When — 11 AM to 12 midnight

Average cost for two — ₹700

What else to order — Arsalan special kebab

Why — Another gem of a restaurant that serves some of the best biryani in the city. To add to it, their special kebabs are why you'll find the place to be crowded with people at most times. Don't miss their haleem this Ramzan. They have other outlets all over the city so you can find one near you.

India Restaurant

Where — Kidderpore

When — 11 AM to 11 PM

Average cost for two — ₹800

What else to order — Shahi tukda

Why — You can't talk about food in Kolkata and not mention India Restaurant. Having known for their kacchi biryani, shahi tukda and kebabs, they are also good with haleem. Do yourself a favour and get some of that amazing food.

Pinchos

Where — Lake Market Area

When — 11 AM to 11 PM (Mon-Fri), 11 AM to 11:30 PM (Sat-Sun)

Average cost for two — ₹650

What else to order — Galouti kebab

Why — This cool new cafe is already making a name for itself as a kebab cafe. It's the perfect place to go out with your friends for some haleem and shahi tukda. If you don't want to go out, then you can order in.

Zeeshan

Where — Park Circus Area

When — 7 AM to 11 PM

Average cost for two — ₹400

What else to order — Phirni

Why — Another option for those in and around Park Circus Area is Zeeshan. They do really good kebabs and biryani. They've got good haleem during Ramzan and you can order online from them too.

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