Top 10 Street foods of Chandigarh | India Canteen

Chandigarh is full of beautiful places to eat but you would not wait for a second to realize that you get the best Punjabi foods in Chandigarh. Just think of it, the spicy butter chicken, the stuffed parathas, tandoori kebabs, creamy chaats, chilled lassi, fluffy bhature… the list can go on and on. You get the best of street food in dhabas and eateries in Chandigarh that are known for their impeccable service and menu.. To help you choose the top ones, we have chosen the most popular street food in Chandigarh, and where to find them. The list of top 10 is as follows:-

  1. Chaat:


    The chaats have so many dishes like Papdi Chaat, Bhel Puri, Pani Puri, Bhalla Papdi, Aloo Tikki, Ragda Patties, Kachori and others. They have a delicious filling of sweet and saucy chutneys, flavored water, mixture of potato, onions, corn, sprouts, pulses and other vegetables, topped with dahi or curds, and garnished with herbs.

    Where to eat:

    Garg Chaat, Sector 23
    Ram Chaat Bhandaar, Sector 34
    Rehri in Sector 8 Market
    Krishna Chaat Bhandaar, Sector 34
    Rehri Outside, Sector 19 Gurudwara
    Thakur Chat Point, Sector 40-C

  2. Chole Bhature:


    A must-have when in Chandigarh, Chole Bhature combines the richness of gravy-laden chickpeas with that of the fluffy bhature. When eaten together, they form an essential North Indian dish, which can be had anytime, morning breakfast, lunch or dinner. The bhatures are cooked on tandoors or clay ovens and can be plain, or with a filling of paneer or potato.

    Where to eat:

    Sai Sweets, Sector 22 B
    Cholle Bhature, Industrial area phase 1
    Sindhi Sweets, Sector 17
    Gopal Sweets, Sector 35-C
    Baba Dairy, Sector 21C
    Roadside StallS (Khirki/Rehri)

  3. Paneer Tikka:


    This tandoori street food is famous in India, even more in Chandigarh. Paneer cubes are char-grilled on skewers and served with mint chutneys and other sauces. Other vegetables like capsicum, tomatoes, are also added to the paneer.

    Where to eat:

    Chaplin Fast Food, Sector 34
    Tikka Freaks, Sector 8-B
    Mom’s Kitchen, Sector 22B
    Barbeque Nation, Sector 26
    Sai Sweets, Sector 22 B

  4. Momos:


    The steamed momos have become a favourite street food for people of Chandigarh. Momos is essentially a Tibetan dish, having bite-sized dumplings filled with vegetables or meats, and served with spicy sauces and a variety of chutneys

    Where to eat:

    Dumpling Hood, Sector 9
    Rehri Market, Sector15
    Yo China, Phase-5 Mohali
    Kathmandu Chinese Fast Food, Sector 15D
    Rohit Chinese food Patel market, Sector15
    A1 Dumplings, Sector 35

  5. Spring Rolls:


    Another Chinese favourite, Spring Rolls are deep fried pancakes, rolled and filled  with veggies or meats, and served with various sauces and chutneys. It is a street food that is light on the stomach but dripping with flavour and aromas.

    Where to eat:

    Toshib Fast Food, Sector 34 C
    Pashtun Restaurant, Sector 35-B
    Roll Xpress, Sector 36
    Khokha, Sector 9
    Lava Eat n Wrap, Sector 8-B

  6. Amritsari Kulcha:


    An eternal North Indian dish, Amritsari Kulcha is prepared of refined flour, stuffed with a range of stuffing like paneer, cheese, potatoes, and prepared on a clay tandoor, and served with chole, chutneys, pickles and curries. They are the best street food of Chandigarh.

    Where to eat:

    Kulcha Hub, Sector 4
    Bansal Amritsar Food Street Sector 4, Panchkula
    Sodhi’s Zaika, Sector 46C
    Amritsari Kulcha Hub, Sector 9
    Amritsari Kulcha & Channa, Sector 9 Panchkula
    Student Canteen/ Stu C, Sector 14 (Punjab University)

  7. Lassi:


    This famous Punjabi lassi is best enjoyed chilled in the hot summer months. Favourite among people of Chandigarh, Lassi is a yoghurt based drink, prepared with fruit and spices, and garnished sometimes with flavours and other toppings.

    Where to drink:

    Pal Dhaba, Sector 28D
    Gopal Sweets, Sector 8 and Sector 35
    Sindhi Sweets, Sector 17 and Elante Mall
    Baba Dairy, Sector 21C
    Shiv Mishtan Bhandar, Sector 18C
    Talwar’s, Sector 15

  8. Sarso da Saag & Makki di Roti:


    A dish synonymous with Punjab, it has won the hearts, or stomachs, of millions across India. Sarso or mustard greens is prepared with various Indian spices and eaten with flat cornbreads or Makki di Roti. It is an essential food of Punjab, best eaten in the winter season, as it gives warmth and plenty of nourishment. In Chandigarh, you get these at famous dhabas and various other eateries.

    Where to eat:

    Pal Dhaba, Sector 28D
    Amritsari Kulcha & Channa Sector 9, Panchkula
    Katani Dhaba, Sector 15
    Nukkar Dhaba, Sector 32
    Pakwan Meal, Sector 14

  9. Parantha:


    Nobody makes parathas better than the North Indians. In Chandigarh, you get the best Parathas with loads of butter and served with curries, pickles or raitas. Parathas are made of wheat flour and come in different varieties like plain, butter, cheese, paneer, keema, various herbs, dals, and others.

    Where to eat:

    Pehalwan Parantha Point, Sector 22-D
    Pal Dhaba, Sector 28D
    Katani Dhaba, Sector 35D
    Gurbax Dhaba, Pahalwan Paratha Point
    Delhi Special Pranthe Wali Gali, Sector22A

  10. Chicken Tikka:


    Chiken tikka is a famous street food in Chandigarh, Chicken Tikka is made by marinating pieces of chicken in spices and yogurt, then put on skewers and baked in a tandoor, having vegetables and flavoured with spices, and served with mint chutney, and other sauces.

    Where to eat:

    Pehalwan Ji da Dhaba, Sector 15D, Rehri Market
    Tikka Freaks, Sector 8-B
    Mughlai Rasoi, Phase 3 Mohali
    Pik n Move, Sector 8B
    Singh Chicken Corner, Sector 22C, 22B

10 Must Visit Indian Restaurants

There is no dearth of good restaurants in India. But then there are also some great restaurants. Being a lover of food, I keep on exploring great destinations for treating my palate. In this article, I have listed 10 such restaurants that will make you crave for more.

  • Indian Accent, New Delhiindian-accent-interiorThis is one of the best restaurants of India. This restaurant is very close to international standards. Located at the centre of a hotel in South Delhi(The Manor). It is very popular across borders and it is recommended that you make reservations before planning to have a meal. Regional dishes from all over the country are available in this restaurant.

          Speciality: Galauti Kebab

  • Peshawri, Mumbai11-peshawri_54_990x660_201405311513The Peshawari has beaten Bukhara in its popularity. Where it beats Bukhara is the decoration. You will find the menu on wooden blocks. The crockery is earthy and the decoration reminds one of northwestern frontier.Speciality: Dal Bukhara and Sikandari Raan
  • Villa Maya, Trivandrumvilla-mayaJust a look at the place and you would like to come again. Villa Maya is a dream destination for everyone. The villa is set in a 18th century Dutch manor. Its elegance is timeless. The dining spaces are present throughout the bungalow and spread through the courtyard. The food is contemporary and awsome. The menu is designed to give respect to countries like Morocco and Italy that did spice trade with IndiaSpeciality: Fish Tikka
  • Bukhara, New Delhi7001091-bukhara_jan_2014_new_delhiThe name of the restaurant is amazing and undoubtedly it is famous among foodies of the country. The restaurant is located in the same hotel where Bukhara is located. The hospitality provided in the restaurant makes you feel like a king. So its not just about a meal its an experience that will make you coming for more.Speciality: Dal Bukhara
  • Agashiye, AhmedabadagashiyeThis is a jewel of a restaurant located across Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad. It is located in an attractive haveli known as ‘The House of MG’. When you visit Ahmedabad, you must visit this restaurant. The seating is indoor as well as outdoor. You will be served in Gujarati style and you will love the authentic food.Speciality: Khichdi kadi
  • Khyber, Mumbaithe-mogul-influenceThis place has charming ambience. It has Afghani style decoration and the food is influenced by the cuisine of the North-West. In order to experience a great meal, you must visit this place located in the South Mumbai.Speciality: Achari Tikka and Keema Naan
  • Malaka Spice, Pune5e3195141eb36f299e217f6e2e477d61_featured_v2This list is not limited to metros only. Malaka Spice of Pune is a great destination if you love seafood. The dishes here are very authentic and delicious. There are various seating options available in the restaurant. The restaurant has a carefully curated art gallery. Alfresco seating is also available.

          Speciality: Three Aunties & Three Grandmothers, Duck Dumplings

  • Gulati, New Delhigulati-restaurantYou can indulge yourself in great North Indian food by visiting this restaurant. The food here is delicious and decadent. The amount of ghee and cream in the daal and curry is heavy but they are appetising.

          Speciality: Paneer Lababdar and Kakori Kebabs

  • Pinch of Spice, Agrainterior-decorWhen you visit the city of Taj next time, you must not miss this great restaurant. Located in this small city, this restaurant is on par with its counterparts in bigger cities.

          Speciality: Punjabi meat

  • Tuscany Gardens, Candolim, GoabaseAnother surprising addition to the list is Koi from Goa. This restaurant has a relaxing environment and serves Italian food that is simple. The food served here is simple yet authentic. Enjoy the good food indoors or sit outside in alfresco. You will find delicious and flavourful food here.Speciality: Thin Crust Pizza

SHEROES’ Hangout: A Café With A Cause

If you reside in India or are planning to visit India, then it is likely that Agra will be in the list of destinations. Agra is the city of Taj, a symbol of love. Besides Taj, there are a lot of tourist attractions. Agra is a great destination for foodies as well, with a lot of famous food points and restaurants.

But one place that stands out is SHEROES’ Hangout. SHEROES’ Hangout is a café with a cause. It’s a symbol of “love and hate”. Now, you may be thinking what kind of symbol is this? Love is a positive thing and hate is a negative one. We are attracted to positive in life but must not turn our face from the negative. SHEROES’ Hangout, besides being a cafe provides jobs to acid attack survivors. The people behind this café are an NGO named Stop Acid Attacks.

For more info visit: http://sheroeshangout.com/

For more info visit: http://sheroeshangout.com/

The great thing about this place is that it’s a café cum library where you can enjoy books while enjoying coffee. In addition, Italian food, North Indian items are also present in the menu. Another good thing is that you can pay as you like. Means there is no fixed rate in the menu. The taste of food is good and the ambiance is also good. Although, it has just started and is small in area but the cause is big and the spirit is huge and admirable.

For more information about the cafe’ visit:  http://sheroeshangout.com/

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Photo Courtesy: firstpost

 

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