From Kadi Pakori to Chicken Tikka Masala and Butter Chicken to Dal Makhni, our list of what to feast on at some of the city’s best north Indian joints will please every kind of eater. And we have taken care of all sorts of budgets that you might have in mind.

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Bobby’s Punjabi Dhaba

Danny Lambas Punjabi Dhaba

Tandoori Chicken (full or half), Chicken Tikka, Kalmi Kabab, Butter Chicken, Sarson Ka Saag and Baingan Ka Bharta, you will be spoilt for choice at this popular dhaba. All to be mopped up with hot, hot Tandoori Roti, Makki Roti, Garlic Naan or even Mutton Kheema Naan.

Where: 17, BDA Complex, off Double Road, Indiranagar

When: 11am-3.30pm and 7-11pm

Contact: +91 9343775155

Price: INR 450 for two

Bobby’s Punjabi Dhaba

Moving away from its original location next to the Ulsoor Gurudwara a few years ago did not diminish Bobby’s popularity whatsoever. In its new location also in Ulsoor, this restaurant that serves hearty, dhaba-style fare, continues to offer stuffed parathas (aloo, muli, paneer, methi, onion), and greasy curries. Our favourite: the Baigan Da Bartha, Kadi Pakoda and Jeera Rice, all to be washed down with tall glasses of buttermilk. Finish your meal here with their kheer. Our only grouse: There is no roti available on the menu.

Where: Near Lavanya Theatre, St John’s Road, Ulsoor

When: 12.30pm-3.45 pm and 7.30-11pm

Contact: +91 9663678382

Price: INR 250 for two

Kund Indian Barbeque

Kund is as famous for its sublime kebabs (Chicken Achari Tikka, Murgh Kalimirch) as it is for its creamy Dal Makhani. Their Mutton Biryani is supremely good as is their Chicken Tikka Masala. Don’t forget to end your meal here with a bowl of hot, gooey Gajar Ka Halwa.

Where: 303, Ashok Terrace, 1st Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

When: 12.30pm-2.30pm and 7.30-10pm

Contact: 080 25281416

Price: INR 500 for two

Tadka Singh

Amritsari Chole, Dal Makhni, Rajma, Palak Paneer Chole Kulche, or even simple Chicken Curry and Rice, Tadka Singh whips up Punjabi fare without it being too greasy. And their portions are just right (neither too big nor too small).

Where: Find a Tadka Singh near you here.

When: noon-11pm

Contact: 080 49652982

Price: INR 450 for two

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The fish starters here, especially the Tandoori Ajwaini Macchi is divine and you should pair it up first with some brothy Murgh Yakhni soup. Mutton Seekh, Barra or their Murgh Lasooni Tikkas are hits with us too. For mains, try their Lajawaab Arbi, Railway Mutton Curry, or the Seekh Kebab Masala. They also have a Low Calorie Menu, where they claim to serve your Butter Chickens or the Dal Makhanis without the butter and cream.

Where: 3047, HAL 2nd Stage, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar

When: noon-3pm and 7-11pm

Contact: 080 25253902

Price: INR 800 for two

Queen’s Restaurant

This popular restaurant on Church Street does stuffed parathas, typical North Indian gravies such as the tikka masalas, butter masalas and the makhni. Their selection of kebabs is as competent as their seasonal Makki di Roti and Sarson Da Saaga.

Where: 7, Shrungar Shopping Centre, Church Street

When: noon-3.30pm and 7-10.30pm

Contact: 080 25596361

Price: INR 800 for two

Maa da Dhaba

Start your meal here with the Anari Paneer Tikka or the Chicken Malai Tikka. For mains, there’s Kadhi Pakodi, Vegetable Pulao, Mushroom Matar, and Butter Garlic Naan (soft, with crispy edges from the grill) up for offer. We recommend you try their Mushroom Matar, one of the best we have ever had. We even covered them in details here.

Where: 3791, MIG II Stage, Next to Just Bake, Mother Dairy Road, Yelahanka New Town

When: 11.30am-4pm and 6.30pm-11.30pm

Contact: 080 40931043

Price: INR 500 for two

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Mast Kalandar

If you are looking for a quick, value-for-money north Indian meal, then look no further than this chain restaurant’s selection of thalis. Try their combos such as The Great Indian Maha Combo that includes everything from Dal Makhni to Laccha Parathas and Pulav to their Gaon Ki Thali (Jowar Bajra Rotis, Karela, Dal Tadka, Aloo Jeera and Khichdee). Their Halka Phulka range is your best bet for a thali that is light on the tummy and easy-on-the-pocket.

Find a Mast Kalandar near you here.

When: noon-11pm

Price: INR 400 for two

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Sethji Home Made Food

For home-style Punjabi fare, look no further than Sethji. Set in the ground floor of a house, the menu here comprises parathas {plain or stuffed} served with curd, Rajma Masala, Chana Palak and other vegetarian gravies. There is  also a simple veg thali with roti, dal and subzi that you can opt for here.

Where: 2148, 17th Main, 2nd Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Off 100 Feet Road

When: noon-3pm and 7-10pm

Contact: 080 25270037

Price: INR 350 for two

Featured image via: Mast Kalandar

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