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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the best food items in Amritsar?

Reema Bhalla Oct 01 2014
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There are many must-try dishes in Amritsar as the city is just fabulous when it comes to food options. The many street side shops tucked away in small lanes and alleys serve up some amazing food with very unique flavours. Local food in Amritsar is an amazing culinary experience for any food lover!

Amritsari Kulcha

Amritsari Kulcha is one dish which should be on the must-try list of anyone visiting Amritsar. This flaky and crisp bread is traditionally served with chole and a tamarind-based chutney in Amritsar.

Fish Fry

One of the most popular dishes in Amritsar, fish fry is readily available in the many street shops of Amritsar. Fresh fish is batter fried and then sprinkled with a tangy masala. This crisp and juicy treat is a big favourite both with tourists and locals.

Tandoori Chicken

Unlike the usual red coloured tandoori chicken available throughout the country, the tandoori chicken available in Amritsar does not have any artificial colouring. It is a really well-marinated, spicy and succulent dish of chicken.


The lassi served in Amritsar is so heavy that it is like a meal in itself. A chilled drink made with yogurt, saffron and sugar, it is very popular amongst the locals especially in summers. It is the best way to beat the heat. It is usually topped with malai (cream) and is served chilled.

Puri Chole

Puri chole is a very popular breakfast dish in Amritsar, usually prepared in desi ghee. It is traditionally served with pickle and aloo sabzi.

Paneer Bhurji

The creamiest and most delicious paneer bhurji is to be found in Amritsar. Although a simple dish, the way it is prepared with the subtle use of spices and generous dollops of butter make it one of the must-try dishes in Amritsar.

Chicken Tikka

Amritsari chicken tikka is no ordinary chicken tikka. It is a special preparation of chicken coated with eggs and a few herbs that is chargrilled to perfection in a tandoor..


A flaky biscuit-like snack, satpuras are a popular tea time snack. They are also served with chole and chutney.

Paneer Pakoda

The paneer pakodas sold in the lanes of Amritsar are too delicious to describe in words. Soft cubes of paneer are batter fried and then sprinkled with a special masala. You are unlikely to get this treat cooked quite like this anywhere in the country.

Gur Halwa

They are many unique sweet dishes available in Amritsar but gur halwa is a really popular one. It is usually served with puri chole and is a very common breakfast dish.

These are some of the best must-try dishes in Amritsar. To know more about what the city has to offer, check out restaurants in Amritsar.
Pranjul Garg Mar 14 2015
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Thanks for the info.

Could you please provide the respective vendors/places to have these dishes ?

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