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10 Most Popular North Indian Dishes You Should Try at Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba

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If you see more street food in the lanes than any other thing, Welcome to North India. Just think how amazing it is to relish thousands of dishes, with every dish cooked differently. You can find simple dishes to complex ones, all constituted in the North Indian Menu. And being in Bangalore, if you want to experience authentic Dhaba-themed ambience with great NORTH Indian Food, there’s Nothing like Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba. Their menu drives you directly to the lanes of North India. To make it easy for you to select, here’s a list of most popular North Indian Dishes that you must try:

1- Butter Chicken-

Have you heard the name? If not, you need to dig a lot into North Indian Cuisine. Butter chicken is an emotion for everyone in love with Non-Vegetarian food. Not only constitutes butter and chicken, but it’s a beautiful blend of spices made with love. Traditionally known as Murgh Makhani, it originated in Delhi before partition. Prepared in gravy loaded with butter, it is better known for its rich texture. Best Complemented With- Plain Jeera Rice or Hot Piping Fulka.

2- Vegetable Pulao-

“Made with love served with veg pulao”. This dish is made with rice, a lot of different vegetables, and a blend of spices. There are over a hundred variations of this dish, altered the way one wants. Although the modern version of vegetable pulao includes different variations, finding the best one is difficult. Usually made in an open wok, its aroma is to die for. Vegetable Pulao at Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba is on top of the most popular North Indian Dishes. Best Complemented With- A cold vegetable Raita, Onions, and Green Chutney.

3- Dal Makhani-

Assume the taste of the dish that has Makhani (Butter) in its name. Dal Makhani is a delicious combination of Urad Dal (Black Lentil), Rajma (Kidney Beans), and Butter. Soaked for hours, it is traditionally made in Handi on Chulha. Originated by the famous Kundal Lal Gujral, before the partition, it’s now most famous in Punjab. Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba serves the best Dal Makhani in the region and tastes similar to what you find in the streets of North India. Best Complemented With- Jeera Rice, Hot Piping Open Flame Fullka, Onions Dipped in Vinegar.

4- Paneer Tikka –

What’s a North Indian food menu without hundreds of Paneer dishes in it? Besides the different paneer gravies, Paneer Tikka is one of the most popular North Indian Dishes. It is usually enjoyed as a snack. Made on traditional tandoor, it is marinated in curd with different spices and grilled on skewers in tandoor. Once made, the paneer pieces are brushed with butter to make them softer. The paneer melts as soon as you put it in your mouth. If you are in Bangalore craving authentic Paneer Tikka, Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba is the best place for it. Best Complemented With- Green Spicy Chutney.

5- Open Flame Phulkas

You cannot complete a North Indian Meal without having hot piping open flame fulkas in your meal. The flatbread is made with regular wheat dough and eaten with variations of different vegetables. Complemented with gravies such as Shahi paneer, butter chicken, dum aloo, Kadai paneer etcetera, fulkas make a full-pack meal. They are topped with desi ghee, white butter or Makhani in North India. It’s a staple meal in typical North Indian homes. Although it’s difficult to replicate the taste of fulkas cooked at home, Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba never disappoints you—Best Complemented with- Curd, Raita, Green Chutney Mango Pickle, variety of gravies.

6- Kadai Paneer-

A perfect Sunday plan would be to gallop a plate of Kadai paneer with fulkas and sleep for hours like a baby. For those who don’t know, Kadai paneer and parathas (flatbread made of wheat dough) make the best combination. It is the most liked dish among the most popular dishes in North India. To make perfect Kadai Paneer, you have to make a rich gravy and make it in an open utensil with a blend of spices. The soft paneer melts in the mouth with soft fulkas. Best Complemented With- Cold Lassi, Green Chutney and Onions.

7- Kulhad Lassi-

The variation of dishes throughout India is based on climatic origin. Just like that, Lassi (A cold beverage made of curd blended with water), represents one of the ways North Indian people deal with the hot climate. It is best accompanied with salt or Sugar. You can find the best Lassi at Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba served in Kulhad (small clay pot), which keeps the beverage cooler and creates an unusual aroma. Best Complemented With- Aloo (Potato) Paranthas, Kulcha, or literally anything.

8- Gulab Jamun-

Gulab Jamun is the topmost Indian Sweet dish that you would find in almost every sweet shop. It is not only popular in India but Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. Made with Khoya milk reduced to almost half) and kesar (saffron) dipped in sugar syrup, these small balls are too soft on taste. Some modern versions of Gulab Jamun include milk powder instead of Khoya for time-saving. Gulab Jamun at Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba is the best when it comes to Bangalore. Best Complemented After- A Big Fat North Indian meal At Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba.

9-Dal Tadka-

You can’t think of finishing your North Indian Style dinner without having Dal Tadka on your plate. A simple yellow lentil when soaked, pressure cooked, and then loaded with fried onions, garlic, ginger and tomato, tastes like heaven. You can’t miss this dal with hot piping Fulkas in your dinner if you are a typical North Indian. Best Complemented With- Jeera Rice and Open Flame Fulka.

10- Chicken Tikka Masala-

When the softest of chicken chunks are marinated and put into spicy gravy, you get a watery mouth, not Chicken Tikka Masala. This dish is one of the best versions of chicken you will ever get. Best Complemented With- Green spicy chutney and hot piping open flame Fulkas.


Experience the best of North Indian Food at Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba while in Bangalore. The restaurant is not just worthy for its food but ambience, hygiene, and top class services.

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