Amritsar is synonymous with the world-famous Golden Temple. The city is also home to several other incredible tourist attractions. These include Wagah Border crossing, Hall Bazar, Jallianwala Bagh, and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum. But one of the main reasons why people flock from far and near is for a truly Punjabi gastronomical experience. You can devour a succulent array of dishes that are beyond comparison.
The most traditional item here is the soft and crispy Amritsari Kulcha. It is said that the French cooks of English officers discovered the seven-layered pastry technique. The kulcha is stuffed with boiled and mashes potatoes and is quite an authentic meal. After deboarding the Delhi to Amritsar flights, here’s where you can savour a few bites.
All India Famous Amritsari Kulcha
This is a tiny shop yet one of the most revered ones in Amritsar. It is famous for its unique preparation with seven layers before the final dough. No wonder the world-famous Indian chef and cookbook writer Vikas Khanna loves the Kulcha here. They have an open kitchen to let you see the cooking technique. The shop is over 50 years old and is always brimming with people from 8 am to 4:30 pm. The kulcha is paired with their signature green onion chutney and a dollop of butter. The pocket pinch is only ₹40.
The Kulcha Land
This is located in Ranjit Avenue opposite District Shopping Centre. You will find Amritsari Kulcha, Paneer Kulcha, and Masala Kulcha here. The shop has been running for more than 70 years. Yet the prices are still quite affordable. A plate of Amritsari Kulcha will not cost you more than ₹45. It is carefully filled with stuffing and crisply baked to perfection. Team it up with a glass of thick creamy lassi to compliments the dish before heading back in your Amritsar to Delhi flights.
Bhai Kulwant Singh Kulchian Wale
This iconic shop is one of the oldest in Amritsar. They have been serving kulcha for over 70 years. A visit to the Golden temple would be incomplete without a heavy breakfast here. You can savour the Amritsari kulcha made from their in-house herbs and spice.
It is served with their famous ‘arabi ka achar. Other variations include aloo wala kulcha, pithi kulcha, paneer wala kulcha, and mix kulcha. The entire meal will cost you ₹40. Don’t forget to add a glass of lassi to your order for a wholesome experience.
This store was established in 1953. Since then, the chefs have been serving the best crispy Amritsari Kulcha in town. These are freshly made and served on butter paper. You can pair them with chole and desi ghee. Senior locals say that the taste has been the same all along since the first day. The shop remains open from 8 am to 2 pm every day Drop by to enjoy warm and tasty kulche with kesariya lassi on the side.
The other joints are Pappi Di Hatti, Jaan Nutri Kulcha, and Monu Kulcha Hut. Get some packed to eat fresh at home since the Amritsar to Delhi flights take just about 1 hour.