12 Restaurants In Delhi For A Hearty Punjabi Meal

Delhi may be a rainbow of cultures and cuisines, but the one cuisine that stands out is without a doubt Punjabi. Punjabi food packs a flavoursome punch complete with dollops of malai (cream), oodles of butter, and heavenly amounts of spices that make the cuisine as irresistible as it is delicious. The Capital is home to number of restaurants that serve up a gorgeous Punjabi spread, but here are some of the best for you to go on a binge trip.


  1. Punjabi by Nature

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True to its name, Punjabi By Nature serves authentic Punjabi dishes and is the go-to place for typical North Indian food. The Butter Chicken, Garlic naan, Dal Makhani, and Tandoori Chicken are a few of their specialities and the mere sight of will get you dancing with joy.punjabi by nature


  1. Dhaba by Caridges

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Dhaba by menu and fine dine by service, Dhaba by Claridges is the perfect blend of rustic and fine dining. Their lavish Punjabi spread complete with makhani gravies, naans, and tikkas is to die for!


  1. Chicken Inn

No.13, 14, 15 Pandara Road Market, New Delhi-03 | 011 23382288

Another popular eatery in Pandara market, Chicken Inn offers a wide variety of Mughlai and North Indian goodies, and their Punjabi food is a sight to behold. True to its name, the place specializes in everything chicken, Butter Chicken being one of their best.


  1. Gulati

Shop No. 8, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi-03 | 011 23388830

The Gulati Restaurant located in the posh Pandara Market, is yet another Butter Chicken heaven. It is approximately four decades young and is very famous for its rich & creamy Butter Chicken, kebab platter, and breads. Various celebrities are regular customers of Gulati, which combines its authenticity of North Indian and Mughlai food.gulati


  1. Moti Mahal Deluxe

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Legend has it that Moti Mahal is the real inventor of our beloved Butter Chicken! Situated in Old Delhi, its atmosphere is great, complemented with live music. Started in the 1940s, it is said that dignitaries including Mr. Nehru frequented the place. Though the interiors are not extravagant, their Butter Chicken most certainly is.


  1. Punjab Grill

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Let Punjab Grillb char up a storm for you to down with a plateful of creamy dal makhani apired with their naans and kebas that are “on fleek”.


  1. Bukhara

ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi-21 | 011 33106385

An award winning restaurant set in ITC Maurya, Bukhara is a fine dining restaurant-cum-bar poplar for its signature Dal Bukhara. It specializes in the North Indian cuisine especially the North-West Frontier consisting of many delectable Punjabi and Mughlai dishes.Featured image bukhara


  1. Made In Punjab

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The name speaks for itself. Made In Punjab has a number of authentic Punjabi dishes to offer, the Butter Chicken being one of their best. Grilled food lovers must try their kebabs and pair it with the creamy dal makhani.


  1. Havemore

11-12, Market, Pandara Road, New Delhi-03 | 011 23387171

Havemore is a typical Dhaba-style restaurant that is frequently visited by the locals of Delhi. The restaurant is quite old fashioned and like the other restaurants at Pandara Road, this too is open past midnight. Try their absolutely sinful butter chicken and you’ll know why people visit this place even after the late night hours!


  1. Indian Grill Room

315, 3rd Floor, Suncity Business Tower, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon | 011 33105144

Popular for its opulent brunches, the Indian Grill Room serves up a rainbow of vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebas grilled to decadent perfection. The place is also home to finger-licking good Punjabi main dishes like paneer lababdar, kunna gosht, butter chicken, and dal makhani in addition to reconstructed neo North Indian dishes.indian-grill-room


  1. Minar

L-11, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 23416259; +91 9810146512

New Minar

M-65, M Block Market, M Block, Greater Kailash I, Greater Kailash, Delhi-48 | +91 9810040502

Locals have been frequenting this hangout for decades and it is not without reason as they serve the best Butter Chicken in town – a vibrant orange coloured gravy which is thick and creamy that goes super well with their Garlic Naan.


  1. Beliram Degchiwala

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Beliram Degchiwala is a popular takeaway food-joint in West Punjabi Bagh. It serves delicious North Indian and Mughlai cuisines at an affordable price and is one of the most sought after places for Punjabi non-veg food, specially Chicken and Mutton dishes.beliram-degchiwala


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