Culinary experience in Amritsar
A visit to Amritsar invariably includes two things—paying your respects at the Golden Temple, and gorging on all the delicacies the city dishes up. The locals love the street food in Amritsar, and the city is swarming with street-side vendors selling the freshest, hottest and richest versions of everything from a refreshing glass of lassi and sugary, sweet halwa, to buttery paranthas and spicy gravy. You’ll probably pack on a couple of extra kilos, but we guarantee it’ll be worth the weight.
Following are some of the best places to try food in Amritsar. .
When it comes to bubbling hot creamy chai one must start the day in amritsar at Giani Tea Stall. Makhan Ka Dhaba: Here’s what you get—absolutely fresh pieces of boneless sole fish, coated in a spicy batter of gram flour and carom seeds, deep fried till they’re crisp and golden on the outside, and soft and moist within. .
Sunder Meat Shop: Sunder Meat Shop have been dishing out some of the city's best kebabs. Its the juicy mutton tikka, soft and moist shammi kebab and crispy mutton chaap are favourites with the locals. Its located at Chatiwind Chowk near Chawl Mandi. More recently, another outlet was opened at Maqbool Road. Ahuja’s Kesar Wali Lassi: The lassi here is pretty basic—you only need to choose between sweet and salty—but there seems to be a secret ingredient that sets it apart from all the others in Amritsar. .
Amritsar is synonymous with Kulchas, the maida bread baked in a tandoor. Located beside the Golden Temple and the Wagah Border, the All India Famous is a place to have the butter drenched, potato and cauliflower stuffed kulcha. Kulcha Land located at Ranjit Avenue have the authentic kulcha. Friends Dhaba located at the Queens Road serves Keema Naam with gravy and, of course, dollops of butter. .
Surjit Food Plaza has been in existence on the Lawrence Road for ever seventy years. Shammi Kabab and Mutton Tikka served here will definitely melting your mouth. The Beera Chicken House, located at Majitha Road will totally change your concept about tandoori chicken. It is a whole chicken, marinated in spices and roasted to perfection. Just around the corner from this place is the Makhan Fish & Chicken Corner, home to the tastiest fish tikkas. If you want to try the traditional and authentic hot rotis and a creamy sarson da saag then you must dine at Kesar Da Dhaba. Mame Da Dhaba offers amazing ethnic bheja fry. If you come Amritsar in winters, you’ll find shovelling spoonfuls of this mewa and khoya laden desi ghee dessert into our mouths. Novelity sweet is famous for its gajar ka halwa and they also serve hot pooris is the mornings. The pinni and besan laddoos from Kanha Sweets are perfect for taking back home with you once you’re done with your visit. .
Some of the best restaurants to dine in Amritsar are Paya at Pal Da Dhaba, The mutton and lamb chaap at Adarsh Meat Shop, Haveli, Charming Chicken, Guru-Ka-Langar. If you want have a fine dinning experience in Amritsar then the appropriate places are Kava Grill & Lounge, WhiteBox, Tavolo Mondo, Bella Italian Trattoria. And some moderately priced restaurants are Sakhis Watz kukin, Bharwan Da Dhaba, Crystal Restaurant, Beera Chicken House etc. Well, Amritsar is definitely incomparable when it comes to food. If you don’t weigh more when you leave Amritsar than when you came in, you haven’t done it right! .