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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.

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.

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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.

6 Foods From Hyderabad That You Can’t Miss

Biriyani is the first and last thing people think when it comes to food or dining in Hyderabad.

In the craze of biriyani and in the attempt to gulp the maximum of it, they miss the other delicacies that Hyderabad offers.

Many do not like biriyani at all. Hyderabad cannot miss on them either. The city has culinary delicacies for every foodie that it welcomes. Citizens at times fail to recall and list all the culinary goodies that the city has.

Hence here are the top 8 good food thatHyderabad is famous for and you cannot miss either, whenever you reach there!

Shahi Tukda
Places to try: Jewel Of Nizam – The Minar, Paradise – The Food Court, Pakwaan Grand

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Shahi Tukda
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Though we all know about this Indian dessert but it’s hard to find places that can keep the blend between the cream and bread both thick and scrumptious. Often tourists in Hyderabad miss to try this milk mist as the name in the menu can also be ‘Double ka Meetha’. If you head to the suggested restaurants, then do ask the waiters but do not miss this sweet slenderness.

Hyderabadi Marag
Places to try: Verandah: The Park, Aish: The Park

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Hyderbad Marag
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Have you ever thought how soup would taste if prepared with Moghlai spices? If no, then this is the best bowl of food you can possibly try. Subtle yet hot, it increases your appetite and is generally considered as a starter. However, a plain rice or roti is important to try this spicy meat based soup. Mutton and lamb are mostly used to prepare this in Hyderbad.

Keema Samosa
Place to try: Venky’s Xprs

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Minced meat fillings in Keema Samosa
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Samosa is a quick snack grab that any Indian can pick up at any point of time. But when the filling is with meat, it’s extra ordinary. Minced meat or chicken combined with the hot and soft filling in the samosa, will drive you for more at any given time. When you hit the place in Hyderabad, make sure you have enough space in tummy.

Places to try: Rayalaseema Ruchulu, Unique Barbeque

A bowl of Mutton Paaya P.C.: http://goo.gl/KKP5f5

A bowl of Mutton Paaya
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This main course meat based curry necessarily needs meat legs like those of lamb or chicken for preparation. It’s usually consumed with rice and the meat is grilled thoroughly before added to gravy. The light dish can also be tried if you are unwell or having a bad throat. Paaya needs to be consumed hot and zingy.

Boti Kabab
Places to try: Bawarchi

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A plate of Boti Kabab
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When the city is recalled for Moghlai food, how can there be no kabab in options? There are plenty for you yet Boti Kebab is one of the legendary dishes that pioneer from this South Indian city. Usually prepared with mutton, this one is a starter preferred with mint chutney.


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The ‘Must Try’ Snacks Of Kolkata

If on a trip to Kolkata or new in the city, to get an expert food guide is a matter of luck. Many return without trying out the city signature foods just due to lack of knowledge.

But when the BookYourTable team is there, your tummy cannot be kept away from the culinary rush that this city has. Here are top eight things that your plates should not miss when in Kolkata:

Kosha Mangsho
Venue- Gol Bari(Shyam Bazaar)
Located the very famous five point junction of Shyam Bazaar, this over spiced mutton curry must be in your lunch or dinner. Accompany it with any sort of Indian bread – ‘roti’, ‘luchi’, ‘parothas’. Initially, the clumsy restaurant might not impress you, but believe us, it’s a meat lovers paradise over generations.

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Kosha Mangsho At Shyambazar, Gol Baari
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Chicken Kabiraji
Venue- Mitra Café
You may go innumerable in count but its not easy to make out the ingredients of this mouth watering fried chicken preparation. They serve it hot and you should not miss to pile some tomato sauce and mustard sauce with it. Kabiraji has other kind of fillings like fish or mutton. You can always order the filling of your choice.

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Chicken Kabiraji At Mitra Cafe
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Chelo Kabab
Venue – Peter Cat
Kababs in restaurants might be frequent in the lanes and streets of Kolkata. But this exotic preparation called Chelo Kabab is hard to find. Among the restaurants that serve this combination of various kinds of non vegetarian kababs with boiled veggies and steamed rice, Peter Cat deserves a special mention. Their steamy serve has contended heart of many. The restaurant always awaits to welcome you.

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Chelo Kabab At Peter Cat
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Moghlai Paratha
Venue – Basanta Cabin
Parathas of various kinds might be common to you. But when it is Moghlai Paratha, the destination is Kolkata. Many small eateries in the city make this egg filled paratha. Yet, this restaurant is called pioneer in this preparation and is also recognized for the support of veteran Bengal actor Uttam Kumar in establishing this business. This is a place where you will witness gangs and flocks over fries and tea spending hours. That’s what is called the famous ‘adda’ of Kolkata.

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A Plate Of Moghlai Paratha
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Venue – Maharaja/ Maharani
In South Kolkata, the Dhakuria Lake forms an ideal place for the morning fitness freaks of the city. They mostly break their Sunday fasts in this nearby tea joint. No sitting arrangement, no ambiance to describe, yet the shopkeepers go all crazy to keep the customer counts on a daily basis. What they serve, the breakfast is snack menu is available across India. Yet their recipes make them a favorite for all people in Kolkata.

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Venue – Vivekananda Park
It’s hard to name an Indian city where one does not get ‘phuchka’ or golgappa. Yet no foodie from Kolkata will be happy with phuchkas anywhere except this South Kolkata hub. The phuchka here stands out for its size, taste, and perfect blend of spices.

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Kolkata Famous Phuchka
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Mutton Highlights From The Eid

Eid might be over but the festive mood continuous.

Muslims across the world is yet not over with the Eid fever. Social media is still flooding with their celebration pictures. Sweets, memories, gifts – so much they can speak about when asked about the celebration.

At the same time, some of them shared with us some interesting food items that are highlights of Eid celebration.They consider these mutton based food preparations as highlights of every Bakr Eid.

Have a look to the to five mutton picks that has been accepted as speciliaties of Eid:

Nargisi Kofta
Inspired from British dish called Scotched Egg, this Mughlai dish is spicy red gravy with hard boiled eggs coated in minced chicken, lamb, beef or mutton. When the egg koftas are wrapped in mutton covers, then they are considered tastiest. Instead of curry, the koftas can be grilled, steamed, fried, baked or poached, The same can be prepared completely vegetrian using potato, calabash, paneer or banana.

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Nargisi Kofta
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Taken from the kitchens of Kashmir, this is a mutton broth containing curd, spices, saffron and chunks of meat. The dish tastes delicious when accompanied by Yakhni Pulao. This is rice prepared in the Yakhni broth. Both are very light to consume and mostly white or pale yellowish in color. Many prefer to drink this white broth and then it is called Yakhni Shorba.

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Mutton Yakhni
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Brain Fry
Meat lovers have portions from their favorite meat as delicacies. Hence, the Hyderabadis first created this classic dish of Moghlai cuisine, where they stir fry the brain of mutton, beef or lamb with spices. The preparation is in huge demand in Bangladesh and Pakistan too. Curry from this fried brain of the meat also tastes moth watering.

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Mutton Brain Fry
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Patthar Kebab
This meat starter is cooked directly on charcoal to intensify the smoky flavor. The meat is marinated in papaya paste, ginger, garlic and various other spices over hours. The cooking time of this Hyderabadi invention is long but it makes the meat flavorsome, juicy and tender.

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Patthar Kabab
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 Irani Gosht
Adapted from Persian cuisine, here the meat is immersed in an onion based thick brown gravy. Spices and yoghurt is added to make the preparation rich and delectable. Rotis, parathas or indian bread are considered ideal combination with this finger licking dish.

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Irani Gosht
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Amazing Srinagar, Kashmir

Srinagar in Kashmir, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, replete with the magnificence of Himalayas and natural beauty. Srinagar has a long historical legacy. The modern city flourished over the ruins of quite a few dynasties, reigns of rulers like King Pravarasena who founded the city in the 3rd Century B.C. and the Great Ashoka of Maurya who re-established Srinagar in the 1st Century B.C. and it became one of the most important places of Buddhism. Then Mughal Emperor Akbar took over and brought in Islamic influences. Maharaja Ranajit Singh introduced Sikhism under his rule… Thus Srinagar underwent a lot of religious and cultural influxes over a considerable amount of time, that has given it a rich historical past along with the amazing natural exuberance.

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Dal Lake, Srinagar
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Srinagar is located on the banks of the river Jhelum, called Vyath by the locals. The river flows through the Kashmir valley, passes the city and into the Dal Lake. There are nine old bridges that connect both parts of Srinagar.

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Red-Crested Pochard, one of the birds found in Hokersar
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Amazing and majestic migratory birds are found flocking at Hokersar – a marshy land with a lake, about 14km from Srinagar. Apart from Dal Lake (noted for its size, surrounding beauty and house boats) and Nigeen Lake, the Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the whole of Asia.

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Yousmarg, little away from Srinagar, Kashmir
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The Shankaracharya Hill is one of the most visited places for the serene environment that invokes the senses of clam and peace in one. There is an old Shiva temple, the bells of which resonate the poise. About a little over 55km from Srinagar is the beautiful Yousmarg that boasts of aplomb meadows and water bodies amidst the mountains. Ride a horse and enjoy Nature, here. Enroute Yousmarg, you come across lush apple orchards, almond and walnut plantations.

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Mughal Gardens
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There are a number of very well kept gardens in and Srinagar and the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical GardensChashme Shahi Gardens and Mughal or Nishat Gardens are the most popular. The Jama Masjid, which is a mosque built in Buddhist architectural influence, a classic example of cultural mixing, is yet another of the star attractions here.

Goshtaba, Kashmiri Cuisine P.C.: http://goo.gl/bF5Lmg

Goshtaba, Kashmiri Cuisine
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But during your stay here, Kashmiri cuisine is also another wonder you need to explore. The most common ingredient of the Kashmiri diet is mutton and there are over 30 different, prominent preparations of mutton found here. Some notable dishes are yakhni, goshtaba, rogan josh. Visit www.bookyourtable.com and find out your choice of a restaurant in the city and call in at 076767 76767 for reservation to enhance your overall experience!

Fine Dining Options in Kanpur

Fine dining is one of the most common modes of celebrating a special occasion among most people. Kanpur, a budding city in Uttar Pradesh also has quite a few fantastic fine dining options for you.

Fine dining refers to those types of complete service restaurants that have specific, dedicated menus or courses for a meal. Even there are styles of plating and presentation for the food before it comes to the table. The atmosphere or ambiance is created and maintained in a special way to add comfort and an essence to your experience.

This BYT blog elaborates on three fine dining restaurants in Kanpur, as follows:

Murgh Afghani P.C.: http://goo.gl/uZo6F1

Murgh Afghani
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Cawnpore 1857, in The Landmark Hotel on Near Naveen Market, Mall Road, Kanpur, is the one to top the list. The Landmark Hotel is a very efficient and well reputed five star hotel in Kanpur and Cawnpore 1857 is very popular for their North Indian fare and most importantly, they serve from Kanpur’s local palate. This is a pretty costly restaurant but the ambiance is what blows you away and transoprts you to a pre-independence India when the city of Kanpur was actually called Cawnpore. 

Ajwaini Machhi P.C.: http://goo.gl/8EfraH

Ajwaini Machhi
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Mehfil in Phoolbagh ranks second in the list of fine dining restaurants in Kanpur. It serves North Indian, Continental, Italian and Chinese cuisines and is noted for the delicious North Indian dishes it plates out. The staffs are well groomed and the ambiance is classy. The best thing is that the restaurant has maintained its standards all through.

Chelo Kebab Platter P.C.: http://goo.gl/5uZyjG

Chelo Kebab Platter
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Palate Multicuisine Restaurant is a really nice place to visit for a multi-cuisine fine dining experience. The drinks and the food, both have a reputation of being too good. The standard is maintained and it is large group friendly. Palate is actually a good option for getogethers, celebrations and family outings. The food served is fresh and asty. Portions are also quite good for the per plate cost.

For reservations, please call 076767 76767 or log on to www.bookyourtable.com.

Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore

How many of hardcore seafood lovers know about the wonderful Indian cuisine restaurant, Terracotta, nestled in the Vivanta by Taj hotel, Bangalore? It is one of the best destinations for a quiet evening dedicated to food and drinks, with your family and friends…


Fish Curry
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Food and Terracotta are synonyms, pointing to excellence and depth of variety of the North Western Frontier’s culinary world. There is so much on offer that it’s easy to feel confused! The managers are well educated about the menu and can guide you well. The Galouti Kebab is one of their signature specialties that you simply cannot afford to miss! Kashmiri spiced chicken, Amritsari style white fish, Dumplings of fresh cottage cheese, Khumb methi malai matar, Salmon grill, lamb grill, red snapper mustard tikka and choose from a section of diverse options for Biryanis. Do not forget to order for the chef’s special ‘Lucknowi Garlic Kheer’ before end it!! The Amritsari White Fish is, perhaps, one of the best dishes you’ll enjoy if you are an ardent seafood fan. There are many other scintillating preparations that you can relish and will strike a note of appreciation in your mind.


A Seafood Kebab Platter
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Terracotta is all about liveliness and splendour. The lavish interior décor and pleasing indoor-outdoor setting says it all. The earthen colours in shades of brown and the random checker-box patterns both in the ceiling and on the floor bring about a soothing harmony. The glass wall on one side lets in the nature to fill up your senses if you are sitting indoors. While dining, if you choose to spend the time out in the pleasing Bangalore weather, a flickering little candle set on your table shall bring in the poetry your senses were longing for.


A Prawn Dish
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To create a valued remembrance, call 076767 76767 to make a reservation here and experience a grand fine dining closure! Let Bookyourtable (BYT) be at your service!!

Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj, Bangalore

Food is, perhaps, one of the most common topics all over the world and the variety in each cuisine is overwhelming… Basking in a breezy Bangalore evening, when food comes to mind, Terracotta, an Indian Specialty restaurant in Vivanta by Taj, is sure to come up in your mind…


Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore

Terracotta is a beautiful, quiet and classy space tucked in Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore. It offers both, indoor and outdoor setting to suit your mood and company.


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Indian food has a huge variety and diversity but Terracotta is revered for its unique collection of Indian delicacies. To begin with, Kebabs (starters) are the best picks. Terracotta’s Galouti Kebab is unquestionably the greatest kebab in the Lucknowi region, so soft that it literally melts in your mouth… Try such a bite with your choice of beverage and feel the ecstasy! Following your treat of kebabs, comes the semi dries (kadahis & tawas) and their dish of chicken braised with lahori crushed spices cooked “Kadahi style” with desiccated coconut & herbs is simply out of this world in terms of its exclusiveness! You must definitely not miss out on Terracotta’s ‘Plated grills’ in which steaks of salmon matured in a richly spicy marinade of mustard oil & char grilled is a bona-fide choice. Also, char grilled Australian rack of lamb coated with full bodied Indian spices is no less in its charm! You can complement your grills with any of their luscious biryanis. Lastly, no Indian meal ends without a sweet treat and the Garlic kheer, a specialty of the chef from Lucknow, is held in high esteem.


Chicken Biryani
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A glass of awesome daiquiri!
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When you want to experience a great ambience in a prodigious restaurant with heavenly spreads of delicate flavours, Terracotta is your game! Call (0)76767 76767 to make a reservation or click here. Your Food Advisor – Book Your Table brings the best of the best enlisted at your hand anytime, anywhere!