Haleem competition promotes communal harmony in Hyderabad during Ramadan

Haleem is considered a popular delicacy and is traditionally consumed during the fasting month of Ramadan.

Ten teams participated in the competition, where each team comprised of one Hindu and one Muslim member.

Haleem has its origin in Mughal cuisine, and is made of wheat, mutton, gram, pulses, curd, onions and vegetable oil with a sprinkling of spices.

Nayeem Ahmad, a resident of Hyderabad, said that this is theseventh edition of the competition, and the winners are given cash prizes.

“This has been a tradition with Pista house to conduct competition for making Haleem and this year also they are holding this competition and the winners who will achieve first three positions will be awarded with a cash prize by Pista house. This is a very good example of communal harmony because both Hindu and Muslim participate in the competition at the same level. Pista house makes an effort to encourage the communal harmony in the down town area of the city and thus, conducts this competition every year,” he said.

With an aim to promote communal harmony among Hindus and Muslims, shopkeepers here organised a Haleem-making competition

Winners are entitled with the cash prizes of rupees 10,000, 5,000 and 3,000, according to the rank 1st 2nd and 3rd.