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3 Sikh Restaurateurs of Amritsar

Roads of Amritsar, the culinary capital of India flood with street vendors serving the best of food experiences. As the city homes to the Sikh community, most of these roadside foodpreneurs are also Sikh by origin. It’s indeed wonderful to see how the Sikhs are making money through food business in Amritsar. Most of their establishments, are tiny dhabas, devoid of geographical space yet the plates are sure to tempt your for a culinary drive.

A Sikh in front of the Golden Temple, Amritsar P.C.: https://goo.gl/MXpL7g

A Sikh in front of the Golden Temple, Amritsar
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Thus, BYT food experts lists few of the Sikh restaurateurs of Amritsar, whom you got to bid a ‘hi’and taste their culinary experiments when you reach here.

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Sikhs are great foodies
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Giani Tea Stall

Gurmit Singh has monopolized the tea business of Amritsar with the hot creamy glass of chai he serves. Don’t utter a mug or cup here, as glass is the standard term for ordering in this tea stall at Cooper Road. His breakfast menu has received appreciation from Bollywood celebrities like Ranbir Kapoor for the steaming hot kachoris or English style butter toasts he starts offering from 5 in the morning.

S. Surjan Singh Milk Bhandar

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Lassi making
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Drop in for a fresh glass of yoghurt lassi here and that is sure to make one of your meals. Located near Chowk Regent Cinema, here one gets the frothiest and one of the best lassi in Amritsar. This is counted as the ideal example of Punjabi Lassi. Flocks of tourists keep visiting the place not alone for the lassi, but to get a feel of his other milk products like curd, white butter, cream, milk cake or peda.

Surjit Food Plaza 

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Entrance of Surjit Food Plaza
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Another well-known Sikh food entrepreneur in the city is Surjit Singh, with his food outlet Surjit Food Plaza specializing in both vegetarian and non vegetarian grills and kebab. He serves it hot on the table, making it a lip smacking affair with salads and sauces. The red color tantalize your sight while the robust grill aroma is sure to make you fall in love with the Surjit restaurant.

Drool! 5 Non-Veg Dhabas in Amritsar

After a sneak peek over the vegetarian dhabas in the city of Amritsar, it’s time to check the non-veg ones.

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The city of Amritsar
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Choices and options of non veg eateries is varied in the city of Amritsar, bur heading to these dhabas will give you a  feel and touch of their local cuisine, aroma and delicacies added with the meat or fish of your choice.

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Dhabas of Amritsar
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BYT lists the best non-veg dhabas you cannot miss when in the city of Amritsar:

Chawlas 2

This national food chain has almost 80 outlets across the country though it started its journey from Amritsar. Thus, even if you have been to their eatery before, being in the Amritsar one has an added heritage to grab your attention. The place is renowned for ‘Cream Chicken’, a dish started by Late S. Attar Singh Chawla, who first used milk, cream and spices to prepare a meat based dish. If not a fan of chicken, then their Amritsari Fish is another highlight of the menu. The restaurant recently became news with its business ventures travelling overseas to South Africa, New Zealand, UK and so on.

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Cream Chicken at Chawlas 2
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Parkash Dhaba

An indeed tiny shabby restaurant where you might think twice before stepping in. But believe the BYT food experts and do drop in for their mutton curry. Prepared with minimal ingredients like onion and garam masala, this is a light meat preparation that makes a gaga combo with a plate of hot steam rice or plain kulchas you get here. The restaurant has a branch at Maqool Road and if you end there, the curry can be supplemented with tikka, grills and kebab.

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Mutton Curry
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Beera

Tandoor from the typical Punjabi kitchen has always been an irresistible affair and to experience that at the best, Beera is the ultimate destination. Their hall of fame is Chicken Tandoori. Foodies also appreciate their serve of Fish Fry with Keema Naan. Balbir Singh Bheera, the owner hand picks every chicken served in the eatery and marinates it himself before the grill sessions. The restaurant receives heavy crowd at all times of the day and thus, you got to spare sometime in waiting queue before fetching yourself a seat.

Tandoori Chicken at Beera P.C.: https://goo.gl/62PFrn

Tandoori Chicken at Beera
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Makhan Dhaba

This one is a paradise for fish lovers and is most popular for the Amritsari Fish they serve. Added to their fish bouquet, Chilly Fish and Fish Fry are also favorite for many. For fish, their standout factor is that every plate is prepared in mustard oil which adds to the flavor and aroma. Along with fish, they have abundant chicken recipes that you can pick from. The list includes Butter Chicken, Kadhai Chicken, Chicken Curry, Masala Chicken and Lemon chicken all prepared in authentic Indian or Punjabi style.

Entrance of Makhan Da Dhaba P.C.: https://goo.gl/r9y2RH

Entrance of Makhan Da Dhaba
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Pal da Dhaba

Located near Hathi gate, this one is the ultimate place for a bowl of hot ‘paya’ soup. This is an Indian stew prepared with mutton, chilli, lentil and garam masala. Crowds gather and wait till they get their turn for a bowl of paya soup. If you find the paya soup too simple and bland, you can combine it with a plate of hot Keema parathas making it a heavy combination.

5 Best Vegetarian Dhabas in Amritsar

Mumbai might be the Bollywood city, Delhi is called the nation’s capital, Kolkata is known as the City of Joy, what is the other name of Amritsar?

A panoramic view of Amritsar P.C.: https://goo.gl/IHWdU0

A panoramic view of Amritsar
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Well, if you are linking it to the Golden Temple, then wrong thoughts. Amritsar, is also the culinary capital of India.

Golden Temple, Amritsar P.C.: http://goo.gl/c0aK8q

Golden Temple, Amritsar
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In fact, tourists who visit the city invariably devote in two rituals – visit the Golden temple and hog the best of food to their utmost capacities.

A typical veg Punjabi thali P.C.: http://goo.gl/w6FQqe

A typical veg Punjabi thali
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However, in this trend vegetarians often fall short in exploration as they spend a lot of time to fetch veg food hubs of Amritsar. So that veggy tourists can spend more time finger licking food than searching for restaurants, BYT lists top eight vegetarian dhabas in Amritsar.

They are not only popular for the food, but also as places to be when you are in a travel mode in the city of Amritsar.

New Kundan Dhaba

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Entrance of New Kundan Dhaba
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Serving the people Amritsar for years now, this dhaba underwent a renovation recently. That not only gave a new look to the place but also added glamour to the food plates served. Their menu is crisp and short, which makes it easy to decide. You also have options for half plate food, which leaves scope for lost of food to try.

Famous Kulcha Corner

 

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Hot kulchas with butter
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It’s not alone the Golden temple. When you are in Amritsar, you have too many temples to visit. In the list, an important one is Mata Temple at Rani Ka Bagh. If that’s your destination today, then do hit by this near-by dhaba. A pure vegetarian food hub here you get too much of paranthas and puris to try. Desserts are also worth a try in this dhaba.

Krishna Madhur Mishthan Bhandar Vaishno Dhaba

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The entrance of the dhaba
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The place has ample amount of food and equal amount of dessert. So when you start eating, do leave space so that you can tuck their delicious desserts at the end. Combining food and desserts, their list is too long. Thus, keep ample time in hand when you visit the place. The place is meant for wholesome meals over snacks or tucks.

All India Famous Amritsari Kulcha

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The making of Kulcha
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Your trip to Amritsar will be really incomplete without a visit to this dhaba. While the food on plate is going to touch your bud, the making of it wills surely grab your attention. Skilled craftsmen are continuously preparing kulchas and the sight of which will keep you drooling. Once here, you don’t need a menu. Select your stuffing for the kulcha while the chana, chutney and onions are fixed for all plates.

Brother’s Dhaba

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A look of Brother’s Dhaba
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Calling this dhaba will be wrong. The menu and the ambiance have much more than a mere dhaba. They even have south Indian and Chinese platters all set to sevre you. Order anything, the taste and texture of the food will surely make this one of your favorite place in Amritsar. The dhaba usually remains crowded and thus keep little time in hand, when you head here.

Bharawan Da Dhaba

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Menu card at Bharwan Da Dhaba
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This one is always crowded. If you are ready to fight for good food among many people, then only be here. It’s not a place with sober or calm ambiance. Yet, keeping the scrumptious menu in mind, it’s worth to jostle in the crowd for your plate of dal makhni, lachcha paratha or anything else. They have a typical Punjabi dhaba menu where the parathas are claimed to be the best in the city.

 

Food in Amritsar

Amritsar, a city located in the north-western part of India, in Punjab, is one of the prime food hubs for pure North Indian cuisine. The variety available is surprising and endless. The food is absolutely delicious. Thick creamy gravies, fresh vegetables and great, strong flavours of North Indian spices are classic characteristics of North Indian Punjabi cuisine that Amritsar’s rich culinary culture says.

Paneer Bhurji P.C.: http://goo.gl/rrd4Zc

Paneer Bhurji
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Food in Amritsar has a different level of excellence, altogether. Grand dishes like Amritsari kulcha, Amritsari parantha, sarson ka saag, dal makhni, kadai paneer, phirni, kesar wali lassi, paneer bhurji, chole bhature, malai chai, halwa, fish fry, rajma chawal, kebabs, matka kulfi and kulfi faluda. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it?

Well, there are numerous restaurants cropping up in Amritsar and this BYT blog lists out a few for you to choose from.

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Murg Saagwala
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Oka Open Kitchen at Astoria is a restaurant that is known for their service and great food. Fish butter fried, paneer shahi, chicken saagwala, dal makhni, mutton rogan josh, missi roti, garlic naan, keema kulcha with gravy and keema egg curry are quite popular here. The restaurant is simple and does not have much of an extraordinary decor to be described but the food and the popularity is amazing!

Kohliwada Fried Chicken P.C.: http://goo.gl/Iqt8HU

Kohliwada Fried Chicken
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The Beer Cafe in Trilium Mall, White Avenue, Amritsar, is a rather cheerful place with loads of beer and superlicious finger food! A whole range of Kingfisher beers, Fosters, Tuborg, Hoegaarden, Carlsberg, Bavaria and more are there alongside some impressive array of liquors, both, domestic and international labels. With all this chill-sips, there comes a wide range of amazing dishes like Fish Amritsari, Chicken Tikka, Chicken Malai Tikka, Kohliwada Fried Chicken, Mushroom Tikka, Dal Makhni, Butter Chicken and more that you can enjoy with some yummy Indian breads! If you want to try something more unique and unconventional, you can have various types of maggi! A very innovative blend of ingredients with maggi is a good option to try out!

Call 076767 76767 for reservations via BYT.

Three Most Popular Restaurants in Amritsar

Historically known as Ramdaspur and locally termed as Ambarsar, Amritsar is a beautiful city in Punjab. It has the beautiful Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) and is a city of spirituality for the Sikhs. Apart from its cultural importance and glory, Amritsar is one of the most visited cities for shooting films and tourist spots. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919 also took place here. In this blog, we will explore three restaurants that serve some phenomenal food and will undoubtedly make your stay at Amritsar even better than expected.

Thaichi / Tai Chi - Hyatt Amritsar

Thaichi / Tai Chi – Hyatt Amritsar

The first one that you must try out is Thaichi in Hyatt Amritsar. Thaichi, as you can get the hint from the name, serves Pan-Asian food, mainly focusing on Chinese, Thai and unique Asian dishes. The restaurant is beautiful- dressed in intricate filigree work in wooden panels, coloured in cream white that compliments the rest of the brown wood work around. Specs of deep red and beautiful white lights complete the exclusive look of this five star restaurant. You should not miss out on Gong Bao Mushroom, Seafood Tom Yum soup, Fresh Water Prawn with Garlic and Chilli, Darsan and Vanilla Icecream.

Thaichi/Tai Chi - Hyatt Amritsar

Thaichi/Tai Chi – Hyatt Amritsar

The next restaurant you must absolutely visit while in Amritsar is called Spice – Country Inn & Suites.  This restaurant is noted for the amazing North Indian and Mughlai cuisines it serves and also the ambiance! The decor is a mix of contemporary and traditional. The food is fantastic and almost anything you order is yummilicious! The typical Punjabi delights are all the more amazing.

Tandoori Chicken P.C.: http://goo.gl/O7L9la

Tandoori Chicken
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The third restaurant that is really a great place to eat the best of Punjabi food!! It is the famous Surjit Food Plaza in Nehru Shopping Complex, Lawrence Road,White Avenue, Amritsar. You must try the lassi for sure to begin with and then pack yourself up with Tandoori Chicken, Amritsari Fried Fish, Mutton Tikka Dry and some amazing White Butter Chicken.

Call BYT on 076767 76767 for reservation!

 

Culinary Tour of Amritsar

Amritsar is one of the most vibrant cities of India, be it from the aspects of tradition, culture or food! The Golden City of India is undoubtedly a foodie’s haven! every nook and corner of the city is packed with some yummilicious Punjabi delicacy, be it a roadside little resto or a full-fledged restaurant!!

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Golden Temple in Amritsar
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There are quite a few ‘must have’ dishes in Amritsar because Punjabi cuisine is so varied and so tasty that there are hardly people who talk against it. Yes, one thing is that, you really cannot concentrate on calorie counts once you’re into the world of Punjabi cuisine! But for the love of food, once in a while, who cares, right??

It is not surprising that Amritsar comes up with new recipes, new concoctions everyday alongside their already established amazing traditional dishes. The Amritsari cuisine is a perfect blend of contemporary and conventional palates!!

The best 7 dishes have been enlisted here for you and some suggestions as to where to find them in Amritsar are there, as follows:

1. Tandoori (Chicken / Fish/ Gobi or Cauliflower florets)

Usually well marinated with sharp and gusty masalas and then cooked over slow heat in deep ‘chullahs’ or clay ovens, the result is always juicy, tender meat or vegetables with a deep flavour. Amritsar does not believe in adding the red colour but rather the colour comes naturally from the blend of spices. This dish is just amazing and goes very well with chilled drinks!

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Tandoori Chicken
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2. Fish Fry

One of the most popular food, sold in every second shop on the roads of Amritsar, is fish fry. Fat, fresh fillets of fish are well marinated for a considerable amount of time before being deep fried and served hot. The fish feels juicy, crispy, hot and tangy, all at the same time, in every bite.

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Fish Fry
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3. Amritsari Kulcha

Amritsari Kulcha is one of the most sought-after Punjbi dish that you must have while in Amritsar. It is usually a kind of stuffed parantha and has a sweet and salty taste that is served with chhole masala and a tamarind based chutney. The freshly fried paranthas are served with a dollop of menting butter! The taste is unparalleled by any other Indian breads!

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Amritsari Kulcha
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4. Lassi

Punjab is all about thick, creamy and fresh milk products. Lassi is one of the most common coolers that all Punjabis love. It is generally so heavy that it suffices for a meal in itself. Made with fresh yogurt, milk, jaggery, sugar and topped with cream, a glass full of Lassi is almost more than a tummy’s stretch! A variant made with kesar / saffron is highly recommended as well.

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Lassi
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5. Paneer Bhujri

The most enticing, delicious and fresh paneer bhurji is found in Amritsar. Paneer or Cottage Cheese is a rather regular item to be made into various delectable dishes like palak paneer, paneer butter masala and kadai paneer. But paneer bhujri is an amazing stir fry that is simply made with well blended spices and garnished with generous amounts of finely chopped coriander and chillies and, of course, benevolent spoonfulls of butter!

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Paneer Bhurji
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6. Halwa

There are different sorts of sweets found in Amritsar but halwa, specially ‘gajar ka halwa’ or carrot and kheer halwa is the most dominant. Halwa is a type of dish made with milk, thickened to a creamy consistency, sugar, jaggery, cashews, raisins and lots of grated carrots, all mixed and cooked with clarified ghee! It is actually an awesome dish and definitely beguiles a sweets-lover!

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Halwa
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7. Rabri & Phirni

These two are both incredibly tasty and awesome dishes that you just cannot do without, post your complete Punjabi meal! Rabri is a form of thickened milk, by bloining it over slow heat for hours and sweetened with portions of jaggery and sugar. Phirni is another type of rice pudding made with little grains of broken rice, little saffron and left to set in mud bowls. later they are covered in edible silver foils, garnished with pista and cashew nuts! Yummmmm…!

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Rabri
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To find out the best places in Amritsar and try these culinary marvels, check out www.bookyourtable.com or call on 076767 76767 and get reservations in the most apt restaurant.