(Best Desi Dhabas in India) “Kisi disco me jaye-jaaye, kisi hotel me khaye-khaaye” Well, why visit a 5-star hotel or a lavishing restaurant when you can get a Desi Indian Tadka in the best Desi Dhabas in India! Dhabas have not only been the foremost option but also an elixir for all the pass-byers.
Moreover, if you enjoy frequent road-trips, why go for ‘lasagna’ (kind of pasta) when you have PUNJABI TANGDI KABAB, why go for ‘pizza’ when you have PARANTHAS in your Thali, and similarly, why visit OBEROI, when you have MURTHAL beside you?
So, here is a list of best desi dhabas in India!
1. Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba, Murthal
Approx. 62 km from Delhi, Amrik Sukhdev dhaba is the hottest eating joint among Delhiites, who drive an hour-long to this magnetic place just for breakfast meal. This is one of the best desi dhabas in India and it is famous its delicious unresisting Amritsari Kulchas and Paranthas served with a scoop of white butter. Once a small shack catering to the needs of truck drivers, to now a giant classic AC food court, that caters to the appetite of almost hundreds of cars parked in its vicinity. A treat to friends? Lunch with family? Starving traveler? Don’t worry Amrik Sukhdev is here.
2. Puran Singh Da Dhaba, Ambala
Get ready Punjabis to tear some mutton and chicken because no one can make it finger-linking good than PURAN SINGH DA DHABA in Ambala. Additionally chicken Curry, Mutton Curry, Keema Kaleji, Kabab and ‘Kadak-Kadak Tandoori Roti’ are major attractions for all the non-vegetarians. No worry vegetarians, it also serves scrumptious vegetarian food. You are sure to gain a ton of weight after you leave! With so many vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options available, Puran Singh da dhaba is definitely one of the best desi dhabas in India.
3. Haveli, Karnal
Situated on the GT Road, just 138 kms from Delhi and 115 kms from Chandigarh, HAVELI serves the best Punjabi cuisine. If you imagine dhaba to be characterised by mud structures and charpai to sit upon, you are highly mistaken! This one is dhaba redefined and therefore is the sole reason for it to stand among the best desi Dhabas in India.
Haveli gives you a full-fledged Punjabi cultural experience, be it in the form of food, stay or celebration. It is one of the awarded, largest theme restaurants in Asia which serves vegetarian food and non-alcoholic beverages.
4. Bhajan Tadka Dhaba, Gajraula
A thatched cabin in a lovely place, BHAJAN TADKA DHABA is one cool, neat and tidy Dhaba located on the way to Kumaon, Uttaranchal. What attracts the tourists most is their use of vegetables that originate from their own particular greenhouses that makes the food even more delectable. Must-haves are Paneer Butter Masala, Chana Masala, Kadhi Pakora and Garlic Laccha Paranthas.
5. Cheetal Grand, Khatauli
Cheetal Grand is the most popular amongst more than 200 Dhabas on the Delhi–Dehradun highway. CHEETAL GRAND has broken the notion of Dhaba with a wholesome variety of cuisines, ranging from North Indian to continental and even south Indian. A classic ambiance, beautiful surrounding, and the pleasant service make it a must-stop-by on the Delhi-Dehradun Highway.
P.S- Don’t dare miss the first-model Triumph in the reception area!
6. Sunny Da Dhaba, Old Mumbai-Pune Highway
The tin-shed Dhaba known as the SUNNY DA DHABA is a must visit for all the Mumbaikars and Punekars traveling to Lonavala. Generally crowded during the weekend, the Dhaba offers Makke Di Roti and Sarson Da Saag. A glass of lassi will add charms to the overall meal. Scrumptious Indian cuisine including Rajoli Kabab, Tandoori Pomfret, and Dal Bati is a popular choice for tourists.
7. Mr. Sanjay Dhaba, Srinagar-Leh Highway
Situated on the Srinagar-Leh highway, MR. SANJAY DHABA is away from the ordinary. The finger licking food with a visual treat of the hills are tourists delight. Basking in the pure mountain air, having a bite of freshly prepared Paranthas and Gobi Ki Sabi is a dream-come-true! Therefore, it is one of the best desi dhabas in India.
8. Rao Dhaba, Delhi Jaipur Highway, Dharuhera
From Paneer Chana to Butter Chicken, OLD RAO DHABA is a must visit for everyone traveling on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway. With an outstanding service, huge parking space, RAO DHABA is a landmark of tasty and delicious food. A definite-try is Paneer butter masala with tandoori naan.
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