Hameedi Confectionary, located in the busy streets of Mozamjahi market, is as authentic as it gets. Started by Mohammed Hussain when he was just a wee lad of 15 years, the shop shares its Turkish flavour with the Turkish lineage of its owner. For Hussain, starting the shop was his way of venturing into a business, informs Mazhar, Hussain’s grand son who now takes care of the shop.
Mohammed Hussain, a Turkish young boy of 15 decided to start his business and set up a sweet shop in Hyderabad. It was sometime in the early nineteenth century, then, this shop was also the first in the city during the rule of the Nizam, as claims go.
The sweet shop sold everything Turkish, one of them happened to be the Jauzi Halwa. Being the only sweet shop to offer this, word spread fast and soon, the then Nizam (last Nizam) himself tasted the sweets in the shop