No matter wherever I go, I mostly eat Punjabi food as it is plentiful, power-packed, and full of energy but it was a whole new experience for me to explore vegetarian food in Amritsar and try it out in the land of five rivers – Punjab itself!
Eating finger-licking food at an authentic Dhaba was my main priority as soon as I landed in Amritsar so I wasted no time and made my way to S.k Dhaba And Juice Bar at Gopalpura, which is about half an hour drive from the airport.
Lassi is an Indian summer cooler but this yogurt-based smooth and creamy drink rules the heart of every person residing in Punjab throughout the year. Trust me, there’s nothing better than a sip of sweet lassi on hot afternoons in Punjab!
- DAL MAKHANI
Being a passionate Dal Makhani lover, it was a pleasure to try it in the land of its origin. The black lentils and kidney beans loaded with an open-hearted dollop of butter were too hard to resist and I took no time to dig in and get lost in its flavorsome texture!
- KADAI PANEER
I like my main course to be spicy and loaded with veggies so I ordered Kadai Paneer over the famous Paneer Butter Masala. The cottage cheese used in Kadai Paneer served at S.k Dhaba and Juice Bar was one of the best cottage cheese I have ever eaten in my life and its thick gravy had a pleasant aroma of spices to it!
The next stop in my Dhaba hunt was Brother’s Amritsari Dhaba near the Golden Temple. It’s a well-known franchise in Amritsar which serves the best spicy Amritsari food.
- SPECIAL AMRITSARI KULCHA THALI
If you are in Amritsar, you got to try the world-famous Amritsari Kulcha. My taste buds were fully satisfied by the Special Amritsari Kulcha Thali at Brother’s Amritsari Dhaba which consisted of 2 baby Kulchas, chickpeas curry, and salad!
I wanted to wrap up my Dhaba food hunt in a perfect manner so I decided to cover few extra miles the next day and head to A1 Dhaba in the Jasso Majara village of Punjab…
- SARSON KA SAAG AUR MAKKE KI ROTI
My trip to Punjab would have been incomplete if I wouldn’t have tried its signature dish – Sarson ka Saag aur Makke ki Roti. This evergreen combination of Punjab not only tastes heavenly but it is extremely healthy as well!
I’m highly impressed with the vegetarian food in Amritsar, Punjab, and loved every bit of it. Hope you guys will try one of my 5 recommendations on your trip to Punjab!