A generous serving of butter, a pinch of salt, the sizzle of spices in bubbling hot oil and a heady aroma that can only be described as delicious, is ‘the usual’ that any dhaba in India will serve you and will leave you wanting more.
Sometimes I think the real motive for a ride is the amazing food you will get along the way. Without further ado, here is a list of tried and tested dhabas you just can’t miss when you go for a bike ride–
Rao Dhaba, Daruhera, Manesar
Anywhere on the Delhi-Jaipur highway right now? Rao Dhaba is one place you just can’t miss. Famous for its North Indian cuisine, it is heavy on the stomach but light on the pocket. Catering to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, Rao will be the place with the highest number of cars in the parking lot and the maximum number of smiles on people’s faces.
If you are in the pursuit to satisfy your craving for some great Punjabi food, Murthal is the place to be at with roads lined with dhabas that serve food so great that you are left with an unforgettable experience. Some of the most famous joints are Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba, Gulshan Dhabha and Jhilmil Dhaba.
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A landmark for everyone who frequents the Delhi-Ambala highway, Haveli is one of the oldest and most well-known stops along the way. No less than any classy restaurant in its ambience and structure, it serves amazing food which caters to every traveller’s taste buds.
Bheemu Dhaba, Mandi,Manali Road
On the outskirts of Mandi, Bheemu Dhaba,located 3 to 4 kms ahead of the Mandi bus stop is a favourite among locals. Best known for its rajma, kali daal and parathas. The ‘4 meel,’as the locals like to call it, has been a respite for hungry travelers for ages now, with its delicious food and reasonable prices.
Prince Bhojanalaya, Dalhousie
Atan hour’sdrive from Dalhousie, on your way to Chandigarh, you will come across Prince Bhojanalaya .Don’t let the appearance of this little shack fool you. It serves some of the best food you will ever taste. This place has no fixed menu, the waiter arrives at every table to loudly announce the names of a number of dishes, you can choose from few names you catch being rattled off with alacrity. There is always something new cooking in the kitchen and you will never be disappointed with the food that is served here.