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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yummy Haleem

                                    What comes to your mind immediately,when you think of Hyderabad : Briyani ,Charminar , Pearls ,Irani chai, Golconda fort  etc.It's time to add one more to this list called as Haleem . 

It is an Arabian dish made of wheat,barley,spices,lentils and meat[chicken or minced mutton].In more simple words it is a non veg version of "நோன்பு கஞ்சி "  that we used to take from our Muslim friends during the Ramzaan month in Tamilnadu.

                                                            This is a special dish made only during the holy month of Ramzaan in India .In some other countries it is  prepared during the month of Moharram also .It is also called as  Khichra in some countries[Pakistan].The main idea of dish is to give strength to the people who are taking fast as this dish is full of nutrition and high calorie . But so much is the popularity of this dish , it became a roaring business now . "Pista House " is the No 1 place to taste best Haleem in Hyderabad.They even export Haleem to other countries during the month of Ramzaan.Some of the hotels in Hyderabad serves this dish throughout the year.

Some of the best place in Hyderabad to have Haleem are 

1) Pista House - Charminar and Mehadipatnam 

2) Sarvi Bakers - Mehadipatnam

3) Hotel Madina - Charminar
4) Hotel Adaab  - Nampally
5) Shah Ghouse Cafe - Shalibanda road ,Charminar

6) Mumtaz hotel - Warsiguda
7) Hotel Rainbow - Nampally
8) Alpha Hotel and Store - Secunderabad 

9) Cafe Bahar - Hyderaguda

10) Cafe Milli - Sanathnagar
11) Shadab Resturant- Charminar

12) City Light resturarant - Secunderabad
13) Hotel Niagara - Hyderaguda

14) Garden Resutrant - Secunderabad

15) Hotel Paradise - Secunderabad

16) Hotel Bawarchi - RTC X roads

                                                    I was looking forward to take this dish ever since I came to know about this and today my desire was fulfilled at Pista House . Wow . True to its fame and expectation , it is so good unlike the much hyped Hyderbadi Briyani's[Separate post coming soon on Hydera[Bad] Briyani]. 

Cost of 1 plate / serving of Haleem is Rs 120 @ pista House .No one can eat just one tagline is apt for this joint
It costed Rs 45 only in 2006 

If you wanted to try this recipe in your house , check this link 

So next time when you planning to visit Hyderabd ,make sure it is during the month of Ramzaan and taste this 
wonderful dish . Hope your mouth watered at least one time during this post :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dazzling Dream Detective Special -3D

                                                                      Many of avid comics fans must have had atleast one time the dream of buying old ,rare , wanted comics in a second hand shop .I had also these dreams many times in my life but in reality it is yet to happen .Recently I had a dream of a special issue in our comics and hence this post . with so many specials coming out it is not a surprise at all that we have a dreams like this 

         Book titled as "Dazzling  Dream Detective Special " [shortly as 3D Special ] comprising of 10 story of our detective hero's alone . 

1) Charlie - Buz Sawyer
2) Rip Kirby
3) Corrigan
4)Wing commander George - Johnny Hazard
5) Reporter Johnny - Ric Hochet
6)Jess Long
7) Robin - Nick Raider
8) Sherlock Holmes
9) James Bond
10) Julian - Buck Ryan


Wing commander George

Reporter Johnny



                      It is a Rs 200 special featuring best of these hero stories and it is Comics classic special rather than from Lion,Muthu series.

Even the filler pages were of Inspector danger crime quiz and zip Nolan

Well!.Whether this happens in real ? Time will answer it.Till that , I relish this 3D special in my dreams

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Alex Raymond - Rip Kirby : 1954-1956

Review of Alex Raymond -Rip Kirby : 1954 :1956

                            This is the fourth and final book in this series featuring Alex Raymond as artist. 

No of pages : 277
Price :Rs 1855 @ homeshop18 .
Year of publication : 2011 

The fifth volume in this series is by John Prentice.

The cover page of other volumes 

Volume 1:

Volume 2 :

Volume 3 : 

Volume 4 consists of 10 gems of Rip kirby stories . The title name are as follows 

1) Stark night of the soul

2) Two men and a baby

3) The eyes of kismet kildare

4) Carno's Carnivores

5) Hep to the Jive

6) The Laugh's on Giggles

7) Brain Vs Brawn

8) Double in Diamonds

9) Zero Tolerance

10) Cat amongst the pigeons

                                                 My favorite one is Two men and a baby .

                                               As far of my cognizant , none of these stories appeared in our Lion comics .May be in Muthu or Indrajal or Malaimathi comics.I am one of the many disappointed fans when editor said there will be no more Rip Kirby series for some time. At least we can give one more chance in a year for him.He is real worth for it.

                          I am sure very much that one day we will get our tamil comics like this in format of hard cover with volume collection of any one of our comics heroes like this .Waiting for that C-Day :)

It is rather unforuntate that such a skillful writer and artist Alex Raymond died in a car crash in september 1956 at an age of 46 only .Rest of Rip Kirby series art work was taken over by John Prentice.

John Prentice on the left 

Next post on Tombs of Hyderabad


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ashok Comic - ரகசிய எதிரி

Highlight of this issue 
This is the first story featuring Jason wild as Hero 
* Price : Rs 2
* No of Pages : 74

For more information on Metha comic[Ashok Comic] please visit this link  Metha Comic