As much as weddings in Delhi cannot do without Punjabi songs and dance, the plates in Delhi are as much incomplete without Punjabi cuisine. In another way, Delhi loves Punjabi food filled with traditional spices and ingredients. Sarso Da Saag and Makki Di Roti topped with Desi Ghee and a glass full of Lassi sure is a divine feeling to taste when it comes to experiencing authentic Punjabi food. But traditional Punjabi food has a lot more to offer, as the cuisine has a rich tradition of distinct ways of cooking- Tandoori is one of them.
If you are looking for a traditional Punjabi bite in Delhi that not just takes you on a mini-trip to Punjab with their food but also with their decor, then you are at the right place! We have made a list of the 17 best Punjabi restaurants in Delhi.
In Delhi, there might not be many restaurants that serve only Punjabi cuisine, but we managed to find some, which are serving the best Punjabi delicacies in the city. These restaurants are for all the budgets, and they not only serve non-vegetarian food but vegetarian too.
Let's dive right into it without any further ado!
1. Punjabi By Nature
The casual Punjabi restaurant brings the food experience you always wanted to cherish and enjoy with the family right to your table. Punjabi By Nature is located at Punjabi Bagh with many other outlets situated around the city. The decor of the restaurant is very much like any normal dine-in, but its food is what you wish your tastebuds to experience. If you want to start with their best dishes- Lahori Paneer Masala, Kastoori Chicken, Chicken Naanza, Tandoori Stuffed Mushroom are a few among their bests. As we all know, no Punjabi food is complete without a Lassi; so don't forget to try their Mango Lassi, it'll win you over in no time.
₹2,200 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
2. Pind Balluchi
Are you craving a mini-trip to Punjab? A visit here is going to fulfil it with their traditional theme, bricked walls, rural decor, and a home-like cosy and comforting vibe and services. One of the best casual dining experiences you are going to have is at Pind Balluchi. The restaurant serves everything traditional from Chicken Tikka to Palak Paneer with its extensive menu. Pindi Choley, Mushroom Kurkure, Murgh Rara with Tandoori Roti are some of their in-demand dishes, which you would not want to miss trying. With its multiple outlets surrounding the city, everyone from North to South Delhi can easily visit for some quality time with family.
₹1,300 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
3. Punjab Grill
A casual dining delight located at Connaught Place with four more outlets surrounding the city. The pocket-friendly restaurant is the go-to place for every Punjabi food craving. The spacious seating, bright lighting, a comfortable and welcoming environment make the visit even more pleasing and delightful. The restaurant is suitable to visit with family. Enjoy some drinks at the bar with some live music accompanying you. You should try Tandoori Fish, Keema Kulcha, when at Punjab Grill. To end the meal on a sweet note, make sure you try their Rasmalai.
₹1,000 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
4. Dhaba by Claridges
A fine dining experience in the city is located at The Claridges hotel in Lutyen’s Delhi. Dhaba creates a perfect romantic ambience to enjoy with your better half. The traditionally designed Dhaba with colourful, comfy chairs and a truck on the kitchen side give a wholesome Dhaba vibe. A dinner date here with your partner tasting some Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken, Paneer Tikka, and Balti meat accompanied by some Dhaba special drinks; Buurrraaahhh, Santa Banta, Aam Panna (their bestseller cocktails) sounds like a fun-filled date. Right? And if you are a Lassi lover then go for Chatii Di Lassi and Kullar Di Mithi Lassi with your eyes closed.
₹4,300 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
5. Beliram Degchiwala
Beliram Degchiwala is casual dining located at Malviya Nagar in South Delhi, serves Punjabi and Mughlai cuisines, to name a few, but is famously known for its Punjabi dining experience. The dine-in might not be that pleasing to the eyes with cream-painted walls and dated blue-red lanterns hanging on the ceiling, but the food experience here is not at all in a questionable position. You go to Beliram Degchiwala with family for an authentic Punjabi culinary experience; trying Maska Chicken, Khameeri Roti, Malai Kofta, Dal Tadka along Tandoori Chicken could prove to be the best orders at Beliram Degchiwala. The not-so-heavy on your packet restaurant also offers home delivery services.
₹1,000 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
6. Made In Punjab
Want a food experience where with every bite your eyes close and say "waah!"? Made In Punjab is that abode for you. Casual dining located at Noida with another one in Gurgaon. The bright and white, spacious decor, and interiors of the restaurant are suitable for a good, celebratory family dinner. Maa Ki Dal, Beetroot Tikki, Classic Butter Chicken are some of the dishes you should definitely try on your visits to Made In Punjab. Don't forget to dive into their desserts- Rabri Jalebi, and Crispy Jabeli are their best. They also offer private dining rooms, bar, and buffets, which makes it sound like an amazing food experience.
₹1,700 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
7. Chicken Inn
No Punjabi food is complete without Chicken, Chicken Inn is a family-friendly dine-in, located at Pandara Road in Delhi, which serves everything Punjabi along with other cuisines. The decor and interiors of the restaurant are modern black, white and golden. The dine-in is famously known among foodies and Punjabi food lovers for the ultimate gastronomical experience; make sure you try Butter Chicken, Pudina Parantha, Chicken Chunks, Chicken Malai Tikka, Mutton Rogan Josh, and Kadhai Chicken for a food experience like never before.
₹1,500 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
8. Royal Punjab
Located at Jail Road, Royal Punjab is casual dining. One would prefer to go there with family for a good family lunch/dinner. The decor and interiors of the restaurant might not give Royal Punjabi feels, but their food sure would take you on a culinary journey there. Royal Punjab is a dine-in with everything white and black; comfy sofas to chairs to wall decorations. Wonder what to order when at Royal Punjab? Malai Chaap, Butter Chicken with Chutney, should be the ones you try first.
₹700 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
9. Have More
Looking for a place that serves the best Butter Chicken in the city? There's no wonder why Have More is on the top list! Have More, casual dining is located at Pandara Road serves food that'll make you drool the second you see it coming towards your table! The golden and brown lighting, comfy interiors, and wooden decor help in making the dining experience at Have More worth remembering. A perfect place to go for a relaxing family dinner. Want to know their best dishes other than Butter Chicken? Khasta Paratha, Soya Tikka Masala, Paneer Methi Malai, Makke Ki Roti are some of their popular dishes.
₹2,300 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
Do you even consider yourself a foodie or Delhite, if you've not ever had mealtime at Gulati in Delhi? Pandara Road might not have been this famous if it wouldn't have been for Gulati. A family-friendly restaurant is famously known among Delhites for the best Dal Makhani experience in the city, along with the best Sarson Da Saad and Makki Di Roti. The restaurant with bricked-wall, red poles, comfy seating, and a good vibe is suitable for dinner on weekends. Make sure you don't forget to try your favourites.
₹2,500 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
11. Sita Ram Diwan Chand
Delhi's Paharganj is famous for three things; the local market and Sita Ram Diwan Chand's Chole Bhature and Rajma Chawal. Chole Bhature is one of Delhi's staple food; we can't do without it. Sita Ram's been serving the plates and bowls filled with Chole, Paneer filled Bhature, Gobhi, and Gaajar Achaar, and salad for the sides since the 1950s and have stayed in Delhi's heart ever since. A perfect spot to go for a quick bite. You should definitely try and visit Sita Ram for a sumptuous, heavy on stomach breakfast experience. They also offer home-delivery options.
₹250 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
12. Kulcha King
Are you a Kulcha lover, who loves to try different kinds of Kulchas? Kulcha King is at your services! Located in the circles of the famous Sarojini Market, Kulcha King could be your next spot for a quick bite after a hectic and tiring shopping day. Kulcha King serves distinctive kinds of lip-smacking Kulchas in the capital city. The wide variety of Kulcha dishes at Kulcha King might leave you thinking and confused about your order. Well, begin with their best Tandoori Kulcha, Mix Kulcha, Aloo Kulcha, Boondi Raita, Chole, Chutney are some of the Kulchas; one should definitely order.
₹200 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
13. Amritsari Lassi Wala
Even the mention of Punjabi cuisine is always incomplete without the name of Lassi, let alone this list. Ever wanted to try and taste a glass-filled Lassi that just feels like a wholesome experience with every sip of it? Amritsari Lassi Wala is your next halt! The outlet might be very small and simple, but one goes to Amritsari Lassi Wala to have a one-of-a-kind Lassi experience in Delhi that'll just leave you with no choice but to keep returning to it for every Lassi cravings. Amritsari Lassi Wala is located in the bustling streets of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, and also offers home delivery. Kesar Badam Lassi is the crowd-pleaser, make sure to try it out.
₹100 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
14. Moolchand Parantha
As whole and rich, a Parantha overloaded with Desi Ghee sounds in Punjabi households, the same way this list would have been very deficient without a mention of a nourishing Parantha experience in the food capital. A mini halt in the Southern Delhi to enjoy this mouth-watering Paranthas in Moolchand that holds the power to teleport you directly to the crazy-packed streets of Amritsar; one can go to try and taste Moolchand Parantha with their eyes closed! The wide and extensive menu will sure leave you all confused and nervous with your orders; Moolchand Parantha offers everything from veg Paranthas to non-veg. But Soya Paratha, Cheese Garlic Paratha, Matar Paratha are some of the highly recommended by Parantha lovers. Don't forget to try their Pineapple Lassi!
₹400 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
15. Rajinder Da Dhaba
Located at Safdarjung in South Delhi, Rajinder Da Dhaba is that abode for you, where you go to have a meal for a traditional Punjabi food experience. The famously known Indian restaurant serves the best Punjabi fish dishes on your table. The decor of the dine-in is as subtle and simple as its name, but the food experience is going to be the best you'll ever have in the city. Want to know about the orders that made Rajinder Da Dhaba famous? Makhmali Fish, Veg Malai Tikka, Gaulauti Kebab, Chicken Kalmi, Satay Chicken, Paneer Malai are some of them; do try them out at least once.
₹800 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
An Indian restaurant, located at Connaught Place with its another outlet in Greater Kailash, serves North-Indian cuisine but is very popular among foodies for its Punjabi servings. Casual dining you can visit with your family for a good, relaxing quality time with quality food at Minar. The decor and interiors of Minar are similar to any restaurant's but family is the one that adds the vibe to the entire dine-in, which you want to keep coming back to! Fill your table with their best; Chicken Pakora, Palak Paneer, Mutton Rogan Josh, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Curry are some of their best dishes.
₹1,500 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
Bukhara is one of the franchises of ITC Maurya and is a well-known fine-Indian restaurant. Their authentic dishes and dining experiences have been attracting people all over the world. The traditionally themed decor and lighting at Bukhara make up for a good dine-in with family. Sikander Raan, Meat Masala, Chicken Khurchan, Onion Kulcha are some of their must-try dishes and totally worthy of being on every table. If there is one dish that is a must-try it’s the Dal Bukhara!
₹6,500 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
Some of the above-mentioned restaurants remain jam-packed throughout the week, so it would be suggested if you book your tables or give them a call before making your visits to the restaurant.