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In Punjab, eat like a local, says Chef Kunal Kapur

Amritsari kulchas are amazingly delicious
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Celebrity chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and TV show host, Kunal Kapur lists his favourite dishes across the state of Punjab.

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Kada Prasad


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A halwa made of wheat flour sweetened with jaggery and dollops of desi ghee. This holy offering is made in gurudwaras as prasad.

Aam Papad

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These chewy candies are made of the season’s haul of mangoes pulped and sweetened with sugar and are without preservatives.

Papad & Warian

The urad warian and papad can be picked up from a crowded shop in Amritsar near the Golden Temple.

Cream Chicken

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In Ludhiana, Chawla’s restaurant is legendary and is credited with its lip-smacking cream chicken.

Kebabs at Sarhad

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This iconic post on the Attari-Wagah border showcases succulent kebabs that tease the Indian and Pakistani taste buds.

Amritsari Cuisine

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Sample iconic dishes from roasted chicken, mutton curry and fish preparations to stuffed kulche and chhole puri.


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Lehsun achar and kali nimbu achar make for good food gifts to take back home from Punjab.