Check out some lip- smacking dhabas around Delhi
The Highway dhabas around Delhi, especially on highway towards Chandigarh are not just the eating joints, but delineate an institution in them. This is one highway that offers you a link between Delhi and Punjab, cities of whose vibrant cultures. The road also bridges the cosmopolitan culture of Delhi with its desi half- Punjab.
Dhabas which were originally meant to be the humbler selves of posh restaurants have undergone a metamorphosis today. They are not just the small traditional eating joints that used to cater the travelers, but today have co-opted the posh ensemble to embellish them.
Let us look at 5 of such highway dhabas on Delhi- Chandigargh- Manali highway that have intermixed tradition with modernity and have donned a contemporary avatar, although keeping their desi self intact.
SUKHDEV DA DHABA
This dhaba at Murthal redefines appetite and love for eating with its traditional Punjabi cuisine. Completely refurbished, this dhaba offers plenty of butter to go along with its spicy aloo, pyaaz, paneer and mix paranthas. In your ideal first step in your trip towards Chandigarh, this highway dhaba is the classiest amongst other Murthal dhabas. With its air conditioned setting and clean washrooms, this is a perfect place to have the world famous North Indian food. Not to forget the damsel lassi that ignites your appetite further. Do not forget to be hungry so that you enjoy a heavy meal
Looking at Karnal Havelis does not look like a highway dhaba, however, the architecture of this long established dhaba looks like a fortress encircling tradition culture, dance, music and the royal flavor. Designed to display the Punjabi fashion and culture, this dhaba is known for its famous punjabi cuisine. With an antique set up, this haveli will surely steal your heart!
PURAN SINGH DA DHABA
This is one whole of a haven for non- vegetarians! With Keema Kaleji, Kabab, Chicken Curry and Mutton curry with Kadak Tandoori Roti, this highway dhaba shines on your way to Ambala from Delhi. The dhaba has gained huge popularity through its mouthwatering dishes. Its popularity can be witnessed by the fact that the original dhaba has been replicated by many around it.
GIANIN DA DHABA
This is a must stop joint while you are on your way to Shimla from Chandigargh. This highway dhaba is visited by various Bollywood celebrities with its pictures hung on the walls. With a scenic background to add to its beauty, this dhaba is known for its calories filled North Indian food.
This highway dhaba is famous for its delicious Rajma chawal. Located close to Giani da dhaba this place serves authentic Punjabi style rajma chawal. Its humble setting envelops the great taste that this dhaba offers.