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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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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.

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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.

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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.

Desi Restaurants To Try Out This Festive Season In Delhi

Delhi is traditional hub of the country. The capital city represents the true flavour of Indian food at Desi Reastaurants. Be it the street food, chaats or exotic cuisine being served at luxurious restaurants, the food here is a sheer reflection of traditions and rich culture of India. In the times where modern and contemporary food is on the rise among foodies, native Indian food still thrives in the heart of the nation. The food here has bagged worldwide recognition and takes back every Indian back to his roots.

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Desi Food

On that note let us check out some popular restaurants in Delhi that serve authentic and traditional Indian cuisine.


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Zaffran Delicacy

Experience fine dining in the plush contemporary environment of Zaffran. Zaffran has earned the distinction of serving great traditional food especially from North Indian cuisine. Their yummy Mughlai dishes have reserved its special place in every foodie’s heart in Delhi. Their mouth watering Butter Chicken preparations are just too irresistible to try out this Diwali.

Dum Pukht

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Dum Pukht Preparation

Dum Pukht, a part of the ITC chain, has well added to the grandeur of the brand with it refined yet sublime fine dining experience. The infinite luxury doesn’t cease to imbibe in. The traditional cuisine of India is served here in grand way and the taste of the exotic food takes you to a regal ride. The infusion of flavours and the right proportion of spices in the food is exactly what you are waiting for this Diwali.

Indian Accent

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Indian Accent

This place has earned many praises and accolades for serving the most selective yet traditionally delightful cuisine of India. The cookery at Indian Accent goes well down with its name and truly reflects the taste of India. One must definitely try out their cuisine to surprise their taste buds with a gush of tradition.


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This is the place to be at during navaratri and Diwali. Gulati offers the guests an array of dishes to choose from the menu featuring rich North Indian cuisine. Delight for both vegetarian and non-vegetarians, Gulati has earned a distinction of serving the great food adding to your experience with its unmatched pleasant ambience.

Punjab Grill

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Exotic Punjabi Food

Festive season feels so dull if there aren’t any spices to fill it up with liveliness. Food exactly of this type that soothes your senses and titillates your taste buds is served right at Punjab Grill. One more reason to be here is the irresistible fetish we all possess for Punjabi food. Head with your family or friends here to have a spicy Diwali.

Desi Roots

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Desi Roots fusion food

Fusion food is the trending in India and this place is religiously following the latest trend. It is a different experience dining here in the contemporary modern set up where food takes you back to your roots. The desi factor is met with the food and the very creative theme of the place. One of the best places in Delhi where fusion is reflected at its best.

To know more about these restaurants and to reserve – please click on link below


The Story of Butter Chicken

On the streets of Delhi, there lived a well-fed, nourished hen, that had a mind of its own. Oftentimes, it would venture out on its own to explore. As luck would have it, on one such adventure trips into a wrong ‘gully‘, the hen ended up in the hands of a butcher… The next morning, meat was being prepared to be sent to a nearby Moti Mahal Restaurant in Daryaganj. The butcher packed separately the well-fed hen, now as clean chicken pieces, under the cook’s order for some extra meat required apart from the regular load.

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The cook’s mind had been busy all night and he was waiting rather energetically to give his thought a shape, form and identity. He unpacked the isolated parcel in excitement, washed the pieces carefully and rubbed in some marinade… What he did is somewhat similar to the excerpt below:

For marinating chicken:
boneless, skinless chicken breast cut in 1″ – 2″ cubes, lemon juice, cloves of garlic, minced, garam masala, salt
For sauce:
vegetable oil, chopped onion (about 2 medium-large), coarsely chopped garlic, garam masala, paprika, cinnamon, salt to taste, diced no-salt-added diced tomatoes, cashew paste, butter  and chopped cilantro, to garnish

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Garam Masala
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The cook combined all ingredients in the marinade and let it sit for a while. May be from the next time, he marinated overnight. Then he browned the onions over oil, added garlic, garam masala, red chilli powder (paprika), cinnamon and salt. Just stirring this, the cook began to feel that his experiment will be immensely successful! And meanwhile, he put the marinated chicken to roast in an oven.

When all were frying well on the oil, he added the tomatoes, and cashew paste. After a short while, he added the cooked chicken pieces and covered it to mix in with the sauce. After a gentle simmering for quite some time, he stirred in the butter, added chopped cilantro and put off the fire.

Now he was happy. He had made the perfect dish he wanted to. It was ready to set afoot into the world. Little did he know that it will become one of the most popular recipes of all times! The brave hen also had an innovative commemoration of her life, afterall! The happy cook named it, Butter Chicken!!

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Butter Chicken
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To try some delicious versions of Butter Chicken, with Indian breads like butter / garlic naans, visit www.bookyourtable.com and make a reservation in any of the city’s best north indian cuisine restaurants soon!

An Introduction to Punjabi Food

Punjab is known as the land where 5 rivers flow, hence making it a great state for farming and agriculture.Called “The Granary of India” or “The Bread Basket of India”, Punjab produces 1% of the world’s rice, 2% of its wheat, and 2% of its cotton. It is also the second richest state in India when it come to it’s contribution to the GDP.  Punjabi food is thus a reflection of its richness.

When it comes to food you can clearly see that they utilise the gifts of the soil to create rich, delicious and exotic dishes. They have popularized Rotis, Kulchas and parathas  and pleanty of panner dishes.

A few of their most popular dishes include Butter Chicken- a rich creamy gravy that is spicy yet sweet and tangy with juicy morsels of chicken in it. Its mild yet the taste is one you will crave for after your first bite of it. This is a dish that goes well with Naan or Jeera rice.

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Butter Chicken
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Sarson ka Saag is the most popular vegetarian dish, this is made with mustard leaves and spinach leaves. This is consider a winter dish and is packed with iron and protein to help combat the cold. This is delicious as they add plenty of Ghee and Butter to the dish making it pretty heavy on the calories, but if you are on a diet you can look for one without the ghee and butter. This dish is accompanied by  Makki di Roti, this is a roti made from corn flour. This combination is in fact known as the staple and traditional food of Punjab.

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Sarson Ka Saag
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Dal Makhani , Channa and Rajma are lentil curries that are very popular here. They are spiced with  tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic and chillies and like in most of their dishes ghee and butter are added. These are paired with stuffed paranthas like Aaloo da Prantha.

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Dal Makhani
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But apart from chicken and vegetables they also like fish, and a popular fish dish here is the Amritsari Fish. This is a spicy delicious fish dish made with red chilli powder, salt, ginger paste, garlic paste, carom seeds, lemon juice, gram flour. The fish is made crispy and golden, it can be eaten on its own like an appetizer or as a side dish at the main course.

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Amritsari fish
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If you are now tempted to go and try some of these specials in Bangalore we suggest you head to these restaurants-

These are a few, but if you would like to see more restaurants that serve Punjabi food click here. Just call us on 7676776767  or visit www.bookyourtable.com to see what other interesting cuisines you can find in and around your neighborhood.

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The Leela Palace at Bangalore is a unique world in itself. With lush greenery, designer garden, cascading waterfalls and artefacts, The Leela Palace looks beautiful. It can be considered as a getaway from the bustling city life.

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The Leela Palace Bangalore

Soothing and rejuvenating to the senses, the design of The Leela Palace, Bangalore is inspired by the architectural glory of Mysore and the art and embellishment have been crafted by Mrs. Madhu Nair. This five-star hotel that is no less than the opulence of India in her royal ages also houses a number of corners for fine-dining and drinking. Paying a tribute to the culinary tradition of India is Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore.

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The outdoor seating at Jamavar
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Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Maharaja Table setting at Jamavar
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Jamavar is as Indian in its decor as it is in the food they serve. There is a touch of Indian art and architecture in every corner of the room. The walls have Jamavar shawls and carvings on wall paintings done with gold leaf. The chandeliers, grand with intricate details light up the huge room of Jamavar . There is also a seating in the patio for those light and breezy evenings when Mother Nature lends her best. Jamavar is nothing less than a delight to your senses. The restaurant has been too thoughtfully crafted with elaborate detailing. There is a special Maharaja Table in the centre of Jamavar  that overlooks the open kitchen. The table is decorated with gleaming silver cutlery and rich linen covers.

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

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Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Food festival at Jamavar
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Jamavar doesn’t offer you the usual menu. Traditional North Indian and South Indian cuisine has been brilliantly recreated to present a delight to your senses … something that will appeal your tongue and eyes!  Looked after by crew of expert chefs, you can expect but the best at Jamavar! A few dishes from the menu receive special mention. Lobster Neeruli, Lucknowi Chop, kebabs (they are so soft and so succulent!), dum nalli korma, butter chicken are some specialities. With the perfect marinade and the dint of slow cooking, the dishes have reached a level par excellence.

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Kulfi and gulab jamun
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If you are one of those, who love finishing their meal with something sweet, choice is plenty. Have a gulab jamun or kulfi, the best is guaranteed.

We have drooled enough now; our next step would be to book a table at Jamavar to relish these delicacies. Visit bookyourtable or call 076767 76767 for reservations.

The Qube – The Leela Palace, Delhi NCR

The Leela Palace has one restaurant after the other that is an icon in itself. The nest restaurant we’ll take you to is The Qube – The Leela Palace. Whenever we say ‘cube’, geometry comes to our mind. Well, this restaurant has been designed geometrically in the shape of a cubical glasshouse.

The Qube – The Leela Palace

The Qube – The Leela Palace

The Qube of The Leela Palace is a coffee shop that is placed just diametrically opposite to the rest of the palace hotel. With glass walls, the ambience of the coffee shop is just like to should be; light and airy overlooking the lush greenery outside. The Qube is a coffee shop-cum-restaurant that serves you delicious light bites at all times of the day. The restaurant also offers an outdoor seating in the lap of nature.

The Qube – The Leela Palace

Margarita Pizza … looks too delicious and cheesy!!!

The Qube showcases an eclectic menu from around the world and the show kitchen adds to the appeal of this coffee shop (or shall we call it a restaurant?). Thai, Seafood, European, Indian, Italian and Continental with a range of beverages are what the kitchen dish out. The chefs at The Qube put together one of the best burgers in town – Real chuck steak with tomato. They also serve the priciest pizza in the city.

The Qube – The Leela Palace

Malaysian Laksa

The Qube – The Leela Palace

Mustard crusted Rack of Lamb

Maryland crab cakes, goat’s cheese and arugula salad, Mexican Sarrandeado Chilli Glazed Red Snapper, Mustard crusted rack of lamb, gourmet pizzas, Chicken breast with thyme, Thai curries (red and green), Dumpling, Crisp black pepper lamb, Malaysian laksa, Asian noodle bowl, Kung pao Lobster. The menu also includes some Indian varieties like kebabs, Dal makhani, dum Biryani, stuffed kulcha, Butter chicken, Rogan josh and Jhinga Lazeez.

The Qube – The Leela Palace

Chocolate Marquise … tastes as yummy as it looks!

The Qube menu also serves some great innovative desserts – Araguani Chocolate pudding, Trio of Indian desserts (gulab jamun, kesari rasamalai and kesar pista kulfi), cheesecake, Chocolate marquise, Mango passion fruit parfait and home-made sorbets.

The Qube – The Leela Palace

Wednesday Barbeque at The Qube

For breakfast and lunch, they lay down a buffet spread while dinner is a-la-carte; and Sundays are special with the Sunday Brunch. And Wednesdays will be a favourite for all the BBQ lovers. The Leela Palace hosts Barbecue Lunch Wednesdays with live barbecue grill. Hot dogs and mini burgers, Smoked BBQ pork spare ribs, Half-roasted BBQ chicken, Chicken frankfurter, Char-grilled lamb chops, Grilled vegetables, Cottage cheese steaks, Herb roasted potato wedges, Mac and cheese and Garlic bread are some choices to relish for your Wednesday lunch.

Visit BookyourTable for reservations at The Qube – The Leela. Happy gorging!

Punjab Grill – Delhi NCR

Punjab Grill, an endeavour by Lite Bite Foods is a fine North Indian speciality restaurant celebrating the culinary culture of undivided Punjab. Punjab Grill was created to give you an experience to explore the diversity of delicious North-West Frontier food.  The food has a great blend of Hindu, Punjab, Pathan and Sikh cuisine.

Punjab Grill

The airy ambience at Punjab Grill – Saket, Delhi

Punjab Grill

The chefs at work … Punjab Grill at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

Punjab Grill has many outlets in Delhi NCR. All the outlets have a very beautiful decor with an air of elegance and sophistication. Luxurious delicate cutlery adorn the tables and the staff is courteous, thus making the ambience classy and amicable. The outlet at Select Citywalk Mall in Saket, Delhi has a terrace seating that makes for a wonderful and preferable ambience by diners.

Punjab Grill

Chaamp Taajdar

Punjab Grill

Chicken tikka

The menu has been designed such that to give food gourmands a taste of the food that has been specialities of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Kabul, Amritsar, Multan and Patiala. You’ll find such items in the menu that though traditional in origin has undergone twists and turns in the modern hands of the accomplished chefs. Tandoori Guchchi, Raan Hari Singh Nalwa, Salmon Tikka (the finest Scotch salmon is used), Burrah kebab, Bharwan Kesri Guchchi, Chaamp Taajdar (Pot roasted and braised lamb chops) and Chicken Lababdar, Kadhai Bater and Bater Masaledar. The other usual popular dishes include Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani. The desserts are authentic Indian with their special touch like Phirni, Kheer, Rum Flambéed Gulab Jamun (this is a must-have dessert), Kulfi Falooda, Litchi ki Tehri, and rasmalai.

Punjab Grill

Phirni – A delicious Indian dessert

Here are the outlets in Delhi NCR that you can spot around you.

Punjab Grill – Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

Punjab Grill – Select CityWalk Mall, Saket

Punjab Grill – Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden

Punjab Grill

Tandoori Guchchi

Visit BookyourTable for reservations. Punjab Grill outlets at Saket and Gurgaon serve a scrumptuous lunch buffet on all days of the week. Dig in!



North Indian restaurants-Camp Cantonment, Pune

The rich curries, spicy kebabs and aromatic biryanis that is characteristic to North Indian delicacies is the speciality of quite a few restaurants of Camp Cantonment, Pune. BYT has selected a couple of North Indian restaurants-Camp Cantonment, Pune.

Blue Nile (North Indian restaurants-Camp Cantonment, Pune):

North Indian restaurants-Camp Cantonment, Pune

Blue Nile restaurant

Blue Nile is one of the largest restaurants in Pune where the primary focus is food rather than the decor. The decor of the restaurant is minimal but tidy, everything arranged in just the perfect places and a wonderful crowd.

North Indian restaurants-Camp Cantonment, Pune

Murgh Musallam
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The restaurant is North Indian and the specialities include their authentic biryani and Chelo Kebab. The other special items in the menu includes Mixed grills, Butter chicken, Kolhapuri chicken, Chicken Mughlai, Murgh Musallam, Rogan josh, Tandoori Chicken, navratan korma, mushroom masala-there are varieties for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

North Indian restaurants-Camp Cantonment, Pune

However, the Biryani is undoubtedly the best in town and the reason why the restaurant remains packed throughout the day.

Kareems (North Indian restaurants-Camp Cantonment, Pune):

Kareems outlet at Pune is located near Victory Theatre, East Street, Pune. The restaurant is very simple and the service efficient with brisk servings of biryanis and kebabs on very table. Frankly speaking, Kareems is not a delight to the vegetarians.

North Indian restaurants-Camp Cantonment, Pune

reshmi kebab

North Indian restaurants-Camp Cantonment, Pune

Kathi roll

Murgh Nizami Kabab, Reshmi Kebab, Murgh Malai Kebab, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Burrah Chaamp, Magaz masala, Nalli ke Nihari, kareem’s special tandoori, Kathi rolls and a variety of curries with tandoori, naans and biryani. Soak in the flavours!

Both these restaurants remain crowded, so prior reservation is recommended.