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About Kesar Da Dhaba

Kesar Da Dhaba is one of the most renowned restaurants in the city. This is evident from the facts that hundreds of people visit it every day and also the fact that this restaurant has been showcased by many media channels like NDTV, BBC News, Sony, Travel and Living, Discovery, Star Plus and the likes. Also, many famous celebrities like Yash Chopra, Lisa Ray, Yana Gupta, Manpreet Brar, Padmini Kolapuri, Raza Murad, and Rajesh Khanna have had a taste of the delicious food of this dhaba. A visit to Kesar Da Dhaba is a must to enjoy the traditional flavors of Punjab. The generous servings of butter melting away on the hot paranthas, the creamy lassi, the delicious thalis and the wonderful firni that serves as a perfect dessert to end your meal are sure to leave you in awe of the food. Your entire experience of having a meal here will make you realize that this restaurant has its heart in the right place. With a crisp to its paranthas, the daal that is left to simmer long enough to let all the flavors seep in, and the earthen bowls used to serve the desserts will give you an authentic experience of Punjab’s rich culture.

Historical Context: The restaurant was established in 1916 by Lt. Lala Kesar Mal and his wife Lt. Smt. Parvati in Sheikhupura, Pakistan. Famous personalities like Lala Lajpat Rai used to visit the restaurant to enjoy its food, and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi got food parcelled from here. After partition, the restaurant was shifted to Amritsar.

Highlights

  • Type of Cuisine North Indian
  • Cost for 2 INR 350
  • Speciality Paranthas, Firni

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