Going Head over Heels for Amritsari Food
We all have a purpose to travel. Some travel to explore new places. Some love meeting new people to create lifetime bonds. Some want to shop at every corner of the world. And some, like me, travel to explore the best flavours that leave an unforgettable taste on the tongue and heart forever.
My passion for travelling deepened ever since I started exploring variety of food in India. I see a state’s cuisine as a melange of varied cultures, traditions and history. Being an evident food lover, I have hardly left any corner of India where I haven’t eaten. From Gongura Pachadi of Andhra Pradesh to Litti Chokha of Bihar and from sea food of Goa to Malaai Ghewar of Rajasthan – to me, all these dishes echo a story that can only be heard by a epicure.
While was basking into the glory of savouring the best Indian flavours, I landed at Amritsar – the spiritual city housing the sacred Golden Temple. There is something about this city that makes you feel life a local at once. The busy streets, flamboyant turbans, vibrant braids and a never ending list of FOOD!
My dream of tasting the best Amritsari food started at Bijli Pehelwan Temple where I relished the pleasure of tasting the boondi pearls which are served here as Prasad.
As guided by a local at the temple, I headed for the Bharawan Da Dhaba which is known for serving the most delectable Makki ki roti with sarson da saag and stuffed kulchas (potatoes or paneer) with chhole. Makki ki roti served here literally made me fall for gluttony.
Langar Ka Prasad was always on my list the moment I planned my trip to Amritsar. As I visited the Golden Temple, I looked for the area where the hundred thousand volunteers cook dal, roti, sabzi and kheer to gratify the hunger of every person visiting the Gurudwara. There is indeed no better feeling than participating in the lungar making process with happy locals. The food served at langar is simple yet good enough to gratify your soul forever.
The owner of my hotel suggested Beera Chicken Corner to me for tasting the best Chicken Tikka Tandoori in the world. While I thought he was overhyping the place, I was proved wrong as soon as I took first bite of the perfectly cooked Chicken Tikka. Featured on the popular television series Highway On My Plate, Beera Chicken Corner is a dreamland for any food lover seeking authentic non vegetarian food.
My holiday to Amritsar ended with a larger than life glass of Lassi (duh) of Ahuja Lassi. Made of some rich secret ingredients, the thick Lassi served in a tall steel glass reminds you at once that you are in Punjab!
So, this was the perfect end of my trip to Amritsar. I hope you will try these delectable Amritsari specialities on your visit to Punjab. Happy Eating!http://blog.capertravelindia.com/going-head-over-heels-for-amritsari-food.htmlFood of IndiaAhuja Lassi,Beera Chicken Corner,Bharawan Da Dhaba,Bijli Pehelwan Temple,Food of India,Golden Temple,Golden Temple in Amritsar,Holiday to Punjab,Trip to Amritsar