10 Places in India To Find Tempting Paranthas

By Sameer Kapoor on Nov 25, 2015
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Who is not aware of the charm that paranthas hold for Indians? This north Indian delectable food has stolen the hearts of people across ages and places. I think this is one of those rare foods that have been able to withstand the 20th century fast food culture in India. Have those yummilicious paranthas with dollops of butter and you shall definitely experience heaven in your mouth. Gastronomical gem, they are found across India in regional flavours and shapes. Let us see at least 10 places in India that are known to serve mind blowing paranthas. Keep your tummies intact though:

1. Parathewali Gali, Delhi

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Where: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

What’s special: The Paranthas served here is strictly vegetarian. Shops at Paranthe Wali Gali serve Paranthas stuffed with fillings like Chilies, Lemons, Kajus, Badams, Matar, Khoya, Rabri, Bitter gourds, Lady fingers, Radishes, Carrots, Cauliflowers, Paneer, Aaloo, etc.

Operating Hours: 9am-11pm

If you are wondering what to eat at Paranthe Wali Gali. Stop thinking anymore, Paranthe Wali Gali is a gastronomical experience in the by-lane of Chandni Chowk. Of the 20 parantha shops in the Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandani Chowk during late 1960s, only three remain today: Pt Kanhaiyalal Durgaprasad Dixit (estd 1875), Pt Dayanand Shivcharan (estd 1882) and Pt Baburam Devidayal Paranthewale (estd 1886). They serve Paranthas with sweet lassi (served in Kulhars), sweet tamarind chutney, mint chutney, mixed vegetable pickle, paneer and potato curry, and a sauteed mash of sweet pumpkin.

2. Kesar da Dhaba, Amritsar

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Where: Chowk Passian, Near Telephone Exchange, Amritsar Cantt.

What’s Special: All paranthas served here with dal makhani and firni. Their lassi is simply mind blowing.

Operating Hours: 12:30 pm- 11pm

Kesar da Dhaba is a century old must-visit eating joint in Amritsar. Located in one of the tiny lanes of the city it is place to visit for every die-hard fan of the Punjabi delicacies, especially paranthas. Most locals will show you the way to this gem of a place, tucked away in bylanes that surround the Golden temple.

3. Sukhdev ka Dhaba, Haryana

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Where: G.T Road, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana

What’s Special: Paranthas with white butter, lassi

Operating Hours: 24 hours

This murthal dhaba redefines appetite and gourmandism with its traditional Punjabi cuisine. Completely refurbished, this dhaba offers dollops of butter to go along with its spicy paranthas- aloo, pyaz, paneer and mix. Your ideal first step in your trip towards Chandigarh, this dhaba is the classiest amongst other Murthal dhabas.

4. Parantha Mantra, Mumbai

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Where: Burjorji Bharucha Marg, Military Square Lane, Fort, Mumbai

What’s Special: Chocolate parantha, pizza parantha, chilly cheese parantha, pasta parantha

Operating Hours: 11am-11pm

Have paranthas that are a recreation of continental dishes. So you will have lipsmacking desi paranthas prepared with chocolates, chillin garlic, pasta and much more. A perfect place to fing your good old paranthas with a modern twist! Want to eat traditional food with a twist then make Paratha Mantra a part of your Mumbai food tour.

5. Shahji’s Parantha House, Pune

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Where: Laxmi Road, Rasta Peth, Pune

What’s special: Punjabi thali that serves paranthas along with dal makhani and other Punjabi dishes.

Operating Hours: 9am-11pm

The huge crowd turning up here bears witness to the awesomeness of this place. Their Parathas are finger licking good, and the amount of butter they put on top of them makes it more tasty. The size is huge and the menu offers a variety of Parathas. 

6. Indian Paratha Company, Bangalore

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Where: Survey No. 1/2, Bangalore- Hyderabad Highway

What’s Special: Mooli Parantha and Ginger Tea, parathzza

Operating Hours: 7 am- 11 pm

Indian Paratha Company located 10 kms away from the Airport on the Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway might just be the answer to the dhaba woes of Bangaloreans. One of the parantha joints in south India, this place recreates the magic of North India’s gastronomical delight.

7. Jassi de Paranthe, Ahmadabad

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Where: Sardar Centre, Opp. Vastrapur Lake, Vastrapur, Ahmadabad

What’s Special : Variety of paranthas

Operating Hours: 11 am-11pm

Serving the north Indian cuisine in the land of Gujarat, this place is known to serve amazing paranthas. With 4 parantha outlets in Gujarat, this place is a haven for those who love to have that chilly delectable cuisine.

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8. Anandi Cabin, Kolkata

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Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Dharmatala, Kolkata

What’s Special: egg batter fried Mughlai Parantha

Operating Hours: 9am-10pm

Serving delicious paranthas in Kolkata, Anandi cabin is definitely one place that is beloved of all the foodies in the city. Anadi Cabin is now run by the third generation and sees a good crowd turning up for the legendary, egg-batter-fried Mughlai Paratha that Anadi is so renowned for. Fluffy, stuffed with keema and accompanied by a potato gravy and onion salad, this is a delicious preparation which should not be missed.

9. Pal Dhaba, Chandigarh

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Where: Sector 28 D, Chandigarh

What’s special: garlic aan and paranthas

Operating Hours: 11 am- 11 pm

If craving for Punjabi dhaba style food then head to Pal in Chandigarh. Loved the dal makhani, kadai paneer and garlic naan. You won't spoil your mood with the Bill coming.

10. Malabar Parantha at Sneha, Mahim Mumbai

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Where: Jamshedji Road, Mahim, Mumbai

What’s Special: Malabar Paranthas

Operating Hours: 6:30 am- 11 pm

Sneha at Mahim Mumbai is famous for its Keralite versions of Paranthas known as Malabar. These flaky Parathas are perfect with curry, for breakfast or with tea or coffee.

So where would you like to try paranthas this time?

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