You can't go to Amritsar and not go to Kesar Da Dhaba. For me, going to this more than a century old legendary eatery is just as significant as visiting Golden Temple. With simmering desi ghee on top, their Kaali Daal, which is slow cooked for long hours, is a stuff of legends. Their buttery stuffed parathas are a delight and together Daal and Parathas make for a heavenly meal. Order for Palak Paneer, Baingan Bharta, a glass of Lassi and Matka Kulfi and it'll be a party that you will cherish for a long time.
Bharawan Da Dabha
Cost: Rs 500
Address: Near Town Hall, Amritsar, Punjab
Bharawan Da Dabha is an iconic eatery founded in 1912. Located in the vicinity of Golden Temple, it's known for serving delicious vegetarian food. You can order a Special Thaali, which would consist Kulchas, Daal, Tamater Paneer, Baingan Bharta, Chhole, Raita and Lassi or a simple Thaali would have Chhole, Raita and a Stuffed Kulcha of your liking. My absolute favourite here is the Aloo Pyaaz Kulcha, which had crispy outer layer and gooey filling inside. Loved having it with Boondi Raita and this is where you can have the most delicious, smokey Baingan Bharta.
Cost: Rs 50
Address: Near Golden Temple, Town Hall, Amritsar, Punjab