Amritsar Food

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I had made a list of places to eat in Amritsar of which Kesar ka Dhabha was high on the list. U take a cycle rickshaw and go thru numerous small lanes to reach there, is about 15 minutes from Golden Temple. The food is awesome. It has a cooking area and two sitting areas.

This is the cooking area. Its opens at 11.30am and closes at about 11pm. I had Kulchas and lassi which were wow even though the former was soaked in ghee. Try the kaali dal and shahi paneer. The boy that you see on the left is from Prayag, ran away from home and came to Amritsar. Cooked some lovely kulchas for me. The lassi glass is huge with lots of malai - cream. Have Amritsari chole - super.

Another strongly recommended place is Kanaiya ki Puri on Lawrence road. Went there for breakfast. The thali consists of chole, sweet potatoe curry and amazing puri. Round to perfection with no oil. To buy sweets go to LOGA WALI DEVIJI - Sri Krishna Bhandar ie opp car park enroute to golden temple. The Pinnis I bought melted the minute put them in my mouth - got some for Mumbai friends and family who loved it. 2kgs was not enough should have bought 4. Pinni rate in April 2012 was Rs 240/ per kg - made in desi pure ghee yet easy to digest.

Puris being friend. Wonder how they get it so round. If you want to buy Punjabi Juttis go to HALL BAZAAR. 6-7 shops with large variety including ones imported from Pakistan. RAUNAK has very good variety and salespersons. I bought Pakistani juttis from the shop Jannat, ask for Rahul. Cost Rs 650/. They are very soft. Saw many lady groups buying juttis as if there was no tomorrow. The juttis shops near Golden Temple lack variety.

Guy making lassi at Kanaiya ki Puri shop. Looked very tempting but was too full. Amritsar is also famous for Punjabi Papad and Amritsari Vadiya made of udat ki dal. They are available everywhere but was told the best shop is that of Ujjagar Singh ie about 10 minutes in cycle rickshaw from Jallianwala Bagh, is close to Golden Temple.

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