Haleem season has already started in Hyderabad. Popular Restaurants like Café 555 and Sarvi already started serving their Haleem. Another popular brand, Pista House will begin Haleem sales only when the Ramzan season begins. This year, Haleem is going to be costly than the last year.
The main reason for this is for imposing COVID-19 safety measures. Most big brands are quarantining their staff days before the Haleem preparation. Also, the staff hired will not be allowed to head out until the end of the Ramzan season to keep them safe. Also, the preparation area will be sanitized multiple times every day.
Also, the prices of the ingredients have increased contributing to the higher prices. With several people still skeptical about increasing cases in the city, small eateries are not sure about the demand and so, will take note of the demand before starting the haleem sale. Pista House which has also been sending Haleem via courier to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and other states has dropped the idea this year. It will only be sold in twenty-five of their branches in the city.