A road trip in India can never ever be complete without having a bite in one of those roadside dhabas. The stuffed parathas and the Alu Mutter maybe dripping in oil; but these gastronomic delights served from those huge steel vessels along with that onion and green chilli remains unparalleled; something even a five star hotel will fail to serve.
Today we are going give you information about five roadside dhabas near Delhi, famous for their North Indian aka Punjabi cuisine, that you absolutely must not miss if you are in that region.
- Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba
Located on the Ambala-Delhi GT Road, in Murthal near Sonipat, this dhaba offers food that is finger licking good. One need not look far and wide, just the hundreds of cars parked in front of this dhaba is a sign that one has reached the right destination. While every dish is a gastronomic delight, do not miss the stuffed Alu parathas and Amritsari Kulchas, with a blob of homemade butter, that will simply melt in your mouth. And yes, it is a classy place too with a tall, well-maintained AC building.
Distance from Delhi: 62 km approx.
- Cheetal Grand
Cheetal Grand, the name may mislead you to believe that Cheetal-Grand is a restaurant, but rest assured it has everything that a dhaba has to offer. Located on the Delhi-Dehradun Highway (NH 58), Near Khatauli, you will find here the traditional Indian cuisine including dal, sabzi roti as well as some amazing sandwiches and paneer ke pakode. Great ambiance and a perfect spot to take a break if you are on a road trip to Haridwar, Mussoorie, Lansdowne, Rishikesh or Dehradun in Uttarakhand. If you are an eggetarian, do try their Tubular Omelette.
Distance from Delhi: 105 km approx.
- Karnal Haveli, Karnal
No, this is not a Rajasthani Joint. It is a Dhaba Redefined! Located in Murthal, on the GT Rd Karnal, Haryana, Karnal Haveli offers authentic Punjabi Food in an ambiance of royal Punjabi traditions. It will make you experience the rural life of Punjab with a rustic influence on the exterior and interior décor as well as folks dances to keep you entertained. This Dhaba is indeed is a Five Star Dhaba and one of the best highway experiences.
Distance from Delhi: 136 km approx.
- Puran Singh Da Dhaba
Located near Ambala City on NH 1, this Dhaba is a must-visit if you are on a road trip from Delhi to Ambala. The food available here is an absolute delight ranging from non-vegetarian dishes like Keema Kaleji, Kabab, Chicken Curry and Mutton curry with ‘Kadak’ Tandoori Roti to the all-time favourite Kadhi Chawal for the Vegetarians. And yes, the Lachcha Paratha of Puran Singh Da Dhaba deserves a special mention.
Distance from Delhi: 211 km approx.
- Old Rao’s Dhaba
The name Rao may confuse you, but be rest assured, you will get the most authentic Punjabi cuisine in this Dhaba! Located on the Jaipur Delhi highway in Dharuhera, the flavours of every gastronomic delight available here will have you wanting more. A true dhaba, food here is prepared in ghee; so forget about the calorie intake for once and just enjoy the food and that too at very nominal rates. The ambiance too will give you a typical Desi Dhaba feel.
Distance from Delhi: 70 km approx.
So next time you are travelling by road on any of these routes, forget about the calories and treat yourself to some finger-licking good food at any of the dhabas mentioned above. Happy Travelling!!