Believed to have originated from Iran, Haleem is a traditional dish and is the second most popular dish in Hyderabad
. It is a combination of wheat, tender meat and other spices and ingredients mixed and cooked under special heating systems. Haleem, which is high on calories and rich in vitamins, is available during the holy month of Ramadan. The delicious and mouth watering aroma of the haleem wafts around the city during this month. The hotels and road side eateries selling the hot and fresh Haleem from huge deghs (copper utensils) in the evenings is a common sight in this city.