For people living away from their family, there is this line always buzzing on their heads….”Aaj Mera Maa De Hata Diyan Pakiyan Rotiyan Khaan Nu Bara Hi Dil Karda” Yes! no food can ever be as good as the taste of your mother’s rasoi. But to get a feel of home like food you always have an option to visit a nearby Dhaba.
We know, we know, Chandigarh is flooded with swanky and pretty restaurants but none can really beat the earthly charm of a Dhaba. So, for your convenience, We’ve made a list of the best Dhaba’s in the city. Scroll down and binge away your hunger!
Located at Delhi-Ambala Highway, Sethi Dhaba is one of the oldest and most popular dhaba in the city. The place offers delectable food at a very economical price. Here you get to choose from a variety of bread (naan, roti, parantha) and a lavish menu for tasty Indian veggies. Eat your treat in a desi style here with a glass of Lassi (Buttermilk) to balance out the heat. This legendary Dhaba has been the food spot of many Punjabi celebrities including the famous face Gurdas Mann ji.
Location: Delhi-Ambala Highway, Silver City, Zirakpur, Chandigarh
Timings: Open 24 hours
Contact No.: +91 9888577438, +91 9878695305
Price for Two: ₹300 (approx.)
Must Try: Dal Makhani, Kheer, Sweet Lassi, Kadhai Paneer, Chana Masala, Palak Paneer, Salted Lassi
Khalsa Vaishno Dhaba
Khalsa Vaishno Dhaba has been on the favorite list of many. Nestled in Phase 5 of Mohali this place is famous for its finger licking food. The ambiance of this place may not be very appealing, but the food served here is worth a try. Shahi Paneer, Dal Makhni, and Kadai Paneer are their best serves.
Location: SCF 81, Phase 5, Mohali
Timings: 1 PM to 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM
Contact No.: 0172 5094004, 0172 5095005
Price for Two: ₹300 (approx.)
Must Try: Dal Makhani, Thali, Aloo Paratha, Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Bhurji, Matka Kulfi, Chana Masala
Katani Vaishno Dhaba
Katani is the insanely popular vegetarian restaurant with its outlets spread across Tricity. Started from Phase 3B2 Mohali this popular restaurant now has its branches in Panchkula and Chandigarh as well. Serving Quality food at affordable prices is what makes it the most sought after food joint.
Location: SCF 40, Phase 3B2, Phase 3, Mohali
Timings: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 6 PM to 10:15 PM
Contact No.: 0172 5097975, 0172 4620242
Price for Two: ₹450 (approx.)
Must Try: Kheer, Dal Makhani, Thali, Paneer Tikka,Lassi, Vegetable Biryani, Butter Naan
Established in 1968, Pal Dhaba is on the top list of the Non-Veg lovers. The Dhaba cum Restaurant is famous for its delectable Non-veg flavors. With its seating inside the Restaurant and Outside as well this place attracts a heavy crowd of Tricity. From its creamy Dal Amritsari to crazy mutton keema, everything is worth a try.
Location: SCO 151 & 152, Sector 28 D, Sector 28, Chandigarh
Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM
Contact No.: 0172 2650709, 0172 5046214
Price for Two: ₹700 (approx.)
Must Try: Butter Chicken, Chana Masala, Chicken Curry, Mutton Roganjosh, Dal Makhani, Keema Kaleji, Shahi Paneer
Located in one of the crowdiest sectors of the city, Nukkar Dhaba is vegetarian’s paradise. The Dhaba offers lip smacking food at a very economical price without compromising with its quality. Its menu ranges from dosa, noodles, soups to authentic Indian food. The food served here is enough to satisfy your appetite.
Location: SCO 2459 A, Sector 22 C, Chandigarh
Timings: 8:30 AM to 4 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM
Contact No.: 0172 2777148, +91 9988449449
Price for Two: ₹500 (approx.)
Must Try: Chana Masala, Dal Makhani, Butter Naan, Kadhai Paneer, Amritsari Dal, Cheese Tomato, Lassi
Another benchmark in food joints, Swarn Dhaba has been serving the best non-veg in the town for years now. You can oodle up in chicken curry, groove for mutton curry and enjoy lip smacking flavors of the dishes. The laccha Parantha’s served here is worth a try as they are prepared with wheat instead of maida. All the Non-Vegetarians out there must try this place.
Location: Booth 14 & 15, Sector 30 C, Chandigarh
Timings: 12 Noon to 9:30 PM
Contact No.: 0172 2654323
Price for Two: ₹250 (approx.)
Must Try: Mutton Curry, Chicken Curry, Shahi Paneer, Dal Makhani, Chaap
Gurbax Dhaba is the perfect place to enjoy a Punjabi meal. Nestled in sector 22, this place is really blessed with guru’s grace as its name depicts. They offer a great menu including a number of yummy Punjabi dishes. Do not forget to try their special Malai Kofta when you visit this Dhaba.
Location: 3025, Opposite Kissan Bhawan, Sector 22 D, Chandigarh
Timings: 7 AM to 10:30 PM
Contact No.: 0172 5088384, +91 9888869714
Price for Two: ₹350 (approx.)
Must Try: Dal Makhani, Shahi Paneer, Lassi, Malai Kofta
Guys hurry up! You can definitely not miss visiting these amazing Dhabas.