Presenting a delectable series of delicacies, Amritsar Cuisine carves a place for itself in the culinary specialty of Punjab in particular and India in general.

Amritsar is the city of Sarson Ka Saag, Makkai Di Roti, Butter Chicken and Amritsari Fish. Everybody here is a gourmand if not a gourmet! And to eat hearty is to stay hsaagealthy. The basic foods in Amritsar are chicken and mutton. There is no beef and no pork on the Punjabi’s menu in Amritsar. There is fish, however, and the fish comes from the rivers that flow into the city and which are outside. These are the Beas and the Sutlej. There is also the Hari Ke Patan lake in Amritsar and there are plenty of fish farms. Sole is King in Amritsar. And there is also the Singhada. But look at what the enterprising Punjabis did with this limited produce. They created a signature dish for the city with the Sole and called it Fish Amritsari.

Moreover,street food in Amritsar is amongst the finest in the country. Must visit is the Chhole-Kulche Wala Dhaba on Maqbool Road where you can enjoy the food sitting outside in the shade of trees. Big cars as well as cycle rickshaws are parked here in a happy mix of democracy and secularism Amritsar exemplifies. A thali will cost you Rs. 15.

thaLIFor more genteel surroundings visit Bharawan da Dhaba opposite Town Hall. Popular with the locals, this eatery has been in business since 1917 has grown into an air conditioned restaurant. Try the kaali daal and the various thalis on offer, none of which will cost you more than Rs. 70 per person. Also try Amritsar’s famous sweets such as phirni and ras malai served here, as well as all over the city in small dhabas and kiosks. If you want to go for something lighter after the heavy meal, take advantage of the numerous juice vendors and kiosks selling freshly cut fruit right outside, opposite Town Hall.

For a typical Amritsari breakfast (or brunch, considering how heavy it is), visit Kanha’s at Lawrence Road serving fluffy poories with tangy potato curry.

And if you start craving the banal comforts of air conditioned interiors and contemporary decor, head towards the Crystal Restaurant at the Crystal Chowk, immensely popular with the locals serving, amongst multi cuisine fare, Chinjabi cuisine, the likes of Chicken Manchurian and sweet corn soup.

Presenting a delectable series of delicacies, Amritsari food carves a place for itself in the culinary specialty of Punjab in particular and India in general. The rich and spicy non-vegetarian palates of Amritsar are aptly teemed with healthy and tasty veg dishes. Amritsar is famous for its dairy products, milk is used in a variety of dishes of the place. The most popular food of Amritsar include tanduri kulchas, channa bhatura, multi-layered parathas, marmalades, puirs, mutton tikka, seekh kabab, barbecued chicken and fried fish among several others. There are a number of dessert and sweet options too that are available in Amritsar. From Khajur(special sweets made from maida),gur ka halwa and balushahis to pinnis, Amritsar present a wide array of mouth-watering food delicacies.

There are many restaurants and hotels in Amritsar that offer an appealing variety of dishes to both the local people as well the outsiders.