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Savor the Flavors: Must-Try Dishes for Every Foodie in Amritsar

By magicpin

Updated - June 9, 2023 3 min read

Amritsar, the food capital of Punjab, is renowned for its rich culinary heritage and mouthwatering delicacies. From the vibrant streets filled with tempting aromas to the iconic dhabas and eateries, Amritsar offers a plethora of flavors that will delight every food lover.


In this blog, we present a curated list of the must-try dishes in Amritsar that will take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey.


Amritsari Kulcha:


Begin your foodie adventure with the legendary Amritsari Kulcha. These soft, stuffed breads are typically filled with a spiced potato mixture and cooked in a tandoor. Served with a side of tangy chole (chickpea curry) and a dollop of butter, this iconic dish is a true Amritsar specialty.


Best Places To Have Amritsari Kulcha: All India Famous Amritsari Kulcha, Kulcha Land, Kesar Da Dhaba, Monu Kulcha Hut, Darshan Kulcha Wala, Kulchaland The Taste of Amritsar and others.  


Image Courtesy: So City



Makhan Fish:


Indulge in the culinary masterpiece known as Makhan Fish. Fresh river fish, marinated in a secret blend of spices, is deep-fried to perfection. The crispy exterior gives way to tender and succulent fish, leaving a burst of flavors in your mouth. Pair it with mint chutney for an irresistible combination.


Best Places To Have Makhan Fish: Makhan Fish and Chicken Corner, Beera Fish Corner, Surjit Food Plaza, Pal da Dhaba, Makhan Da Dhaba and others.


Image Courtesy: So City



Amritsari Fish Fry:


Another seafood delight that you must try is the Amritsari Fish Fry. Tender fish fillets are marinated in a mix of gram flour (besan), spices, and herbs, and then deep-fried until golden and crispy. This popular street food snack is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.


Best Places To Have Fish Fry: Makhan Fish and Chicken Corner, Surjit Food Plaza, Monu Kulcha Hut, Makhan Da Dhaba, Brijwasi Chat Bhandar and others.


Image Courtesy: Chef Kunal Kapoor



Tandoori Chicken:


No visit to Amritsar is complete without savoring the iconic Tandoori Chicken. Juicy chicken pieces, marinated in a blend of yogurt and spices, are cooked in a traditional tandoor (clay oven) until they acquire a smoky flavor and a tantalizing charred exterior. It's a dish that will leave you craving for more.


Best Places To Have Tandoori Chicken: Beera Chicken Corner, Surjit Food Plaza, Pal da Dhaba, Makhan Da Dhaba and others.


Image Courtesy: Trip Advisor



Amritsari Lassi:


Cool down with a refreshing glass of Amritsari Lassi. This traditional Punjabi drink is a thick and creamy yogurt-based concoction, usually sweetened with sugar and flavored with cardamom. It's the perfect accompaniment to your spicy meal and a delightful way to end your culinary journey.


Best Places To Have Lassi: Ahuja Lassi Wala, Gian Di Lassi, Prakash Kulfi & Lassi Wale, Beera Chicken and Lassi, Pal Da Dhaba and others


Image Courtesy: So City



So, plan your visit, explore the vibrant streets, and indulge in these must-try dishes to experience the true essence of Amritsar's gastronomy.



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