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Food Trip to Amritsar (Part-3)

Food Trip To Amritsar (Part-1)

Food Trip To Amritsar (Part-2)

Day-2

Visiting Golden Temple was the first thing we did on the second day. The roads were empty, peaceful and spacious. We reached the Gurudwara and it seemed the whole city was attending the Ardaas (Prayers). After coming out of the Gurudwara, we found Sonu Kulfi wala and had Kulfi Falooda. It was just what we wanted on a sunny day to get refreshed. Thereafter, we headed to ‘Shera Puri wala’ located near the Telephone exchange building. It’s a humble food eatery, with a food that wins over your heart. We were served freshly fried pooris and chole along with Chutney and onions. It cost us just Rs 40 for two plates. The puris had some masala in it and the chole were the best I’ve had in Amritsar.

Kulfi Falooda
Kulfi Falooda
Shera Puri Wala
Shera Puri Wala
Chole Puri
Chole Puri

Right there, around the corner, there was a shop selling just Paneer Bhurji. You’ve got to be super-confident about your recipe if you’re just selling one dish. The place is called Tara Chand Special Paneer Bhurji wala. The bhurji was made in front of us. For the calorie-conscious and faint-hearted, I would suggest not overseeing the preparation. They put Amul Butter in the bhurji and you don’t want to see its quantity. It was served with simple white bread coupled with Green and Imly chutney. I must say that it really did live up to its name. Paneer Bhurji with bread was the most unusual combination I have had that tasted just as tasty as everything else in Amritsar.

Paneer Bhurji
Paneer Bhurji

Our next destination before we left Amritsar was Big Brother, Bade Bhai ka Dhaba. It’s located right next to Bharawan Da dhabha. It seems they both belong to two brothers, one calls his restaurant “the Original” and the other calls it “World Famous”.

The most amusing part of this restaurant was the very young looking service guy who looked after our table. He told me he is 18, but seemed younger. I was amazed that he already knew the tricks of the trade and had exceptional selling ability. We ordered for Shahi Paneer and plain Kulcha. Luckily the food tasted different from Bharawaan da dhabha. It was more lavish (with loads of dry fruits) and the presentation was also comparatively stylish. I just wanted my good run with the food to never ever come to an end.

Shahi Paneer
Shahi Paneer
Amritsari Kulcha
Amritsari Kulcha
Ankush
Ankush

We left for Delhi at 1 PM.

On our way back we were silent. I don’t know about others but I was overwhelmed with so much love people had for food. I have seen people talk about how Punjabis love their food, now I have seen people living that. It gave me pride in the fact that I was born on this land. So, its not really surprising that I love food. I now know that I was born in Amritsar, for the same reason.

On the national highway there were many dhabhas to stop and explore, but I wanted to hold on to the memories of Amritsar. Exactly after 48 hours, I came back home with a mouth full of memories.

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