Just like all other Punjabi cities, Jalandhar too boasts of numerous lip-smacking street food options that leaves people enthralled. Every lane, street or alley over here is brimming with food joints both traditional and contemporary.
After the gratifying evening food tour, the next day we embarked on a day tour with our gracious host Naina (https://www.instagram.com/paradise_on...). We were very excited as we were going to explore some old eateries in the old city that have been established by partition affected migrants from Pakistan. This food tour was really special for all the heartwarming stories of the vendors.
Our first destination was Dilbagh Sweets in Adarsh Nagar. They are considered to be the most renowned place for this crisp and flaky besan based sweet that is a close cousin of soan papdi. Here we tried the desi ghee one and the vanilla one. The classic desi ghee one was simply amazing.
From there we went to Dina Nath Chole Kulche Wale at Gurdev Nagar. Their boiled chickpea based chole kulche was truly irresistible.
After those really light yet delicious chole kulche we went to Gurjanwala at Mitha Bazar for their signature dish katlama karah which was a nice combination of crisp flaky flatbread and sooji halwa. But it was their other dish, the puri chole that won our heart.
Next we went to King kulfi at Jyoti Chowk to try a classic kulfi that has been bringing smiles on the face of people since the past 80 plus years. It was a decent saffron and pistachio infused frozen dessert.
Thereafter intrigued by a shining huge cauldron we checked into a nondescript dhaba named Kashyap Rajput Vaishno Dhaba. Here we met the agile and endearing 80 years old gentleman Madan ji who briefed us about the place and his daily tasks. We were greatly inspired by his passion at such an age. Here we tried a slow cooked mah ki dal with lachha parantha. The meal was very basic yet hearty.
While the dal was on boil at Kashyap's we had sneaked out to Yoga Halwai right on the opposite lane to taste their famous peda and lassi.
Next stop was Sodhi Jalebi Corner at Jatpura. They are known for dal wali jalebi's. The moong dal and maida based treat was quite relishing.
With a sweet aftertaste we headed to Satnamiya Parotha Junction at Canal Road to try their super fascinating and colourful paper parontha. These were actually thin and soft fenugreek and beetroot flavoured Parotha. We had paired it with a toothsome shahi paneer.
We ended the tour with the chilled glass of banta soda from Pahwa Kulfi House in Model town.