Think of Punjabi Cuisine and you will think of one of the most comforting array of foods we have in this country. A Tandoori platter, Dal Makhani or a succulent and creamy Butter Chicken immediately come to mind. The Rajma Chawal that everyone craves and the flavourful robust Makki Roti and Sarson ka Saag are foods from the Punjab that everyone must try. Here is our list of the Best Places in Chennai to savour Punjabi food.
1.Jamavar The Leela Palace
The Leela Palace, Adyar Seaface, 175 Sathya Dev Avenue Extension, MRC Nagar, Chennai
This fine dining restaurant has some of the best food in the city. Perfect for a date night, you will fee like a North Indian King with their excellent service. The Laccha Parathas and the their famous Jamavar Dal are truly a delight to savour.
2. Lucky Da Punjabi Dhabha
4/718, Ground Floor, MGR Salai, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, Chennai
Mist well known for their Thali lunches, this place is one where authentic dhabha meals come alive in a bright and fun setting. Their Lassi and Desserts like Rabdi and Kulfi are very popular.
3.Babal Da Punjabi Dabha
114/9, Poonamallee High Road, ,Opp. Abu Portico, Egmore, Chennai,
Their dal makhani is everything it should be — silken and earthy from hours of slow cooking. Babal Da Punjabi Dhaba makes, unquestionably, one of the best phulkas in Chennai. Soft and fluffy, they’re perfect for scooping up their dal and stellar butter chicken.
73, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai
This place has been around for ages and is one of the most loved. Their food has stood the test of time and their Pulaos are some of the best.
9, Kamala Nagar, Sholinganallur, Chennai
This place is a little non descript on the outside and you will need maps to find it, but the food is definitely worth it. The kebab platters are very generous in size their Butter Chicken is one of the best.
2, Sarathy Nagar, 1st Main Road, Velachery, Chennai
Vegetarians, this one is for you. You will find some of the best Paneer Tikkas in Chennai here. Their buffet is quite popular with the office crowd.
7. Dhaba by Claridges
Bearing Door 123 – 124, Ishpahani Centre, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai
This unique dhaba has a very quirky take on traditional punjabi dhabas. With bright colours, quotes and even a lorry in the premises, you will definitely feel like breaking into a bhangra. The food also has a unique spin on the traditional fare and you must try the Paan Mojito, the Galouti Kebab and the Chitta Butter Chicken.
8.Icarus Punjabi Dhabha.
60, 2nd Floor, Pantheon Road, Opposite Museum, Egmore, Chennai
This place may not look like much but its all in the authenticity of flavour. Icarus has grown to represent more than just food — Chaddha has also been hosting bhangra classes and Punjabi language lessons from his eatery for over a decade. They extensivly use asli homemade butter, ghee and curd for all the dishes and what a difference it makes to the flavour. The Rara Chicken is a speciality here and so is the kheer.
The Raintree, 636, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai
This rooftop restaurant is perfect for a delicious Punjabi Dinner. Be sure to sample their Makki Ki Roti and their Amritsari Fish.
Rustic recipes and flavours presented in a gorgeous rooftop setting, it coudn’t get better.
10. Punjab Grill
This place is great for a relaxed and lavish meal. Trust us, you will not be able to move a muscle after sampling their sumptuous food. Take a look at the delicious experience we had here.