While we love ourselves some fast food every now and then, nothing really comes close when it’s desi ghar ka khana that you’re craving for. And for folks in Whitefield, there are quite a few restaurants serving up all-time favourites like creamy Butter Chicken, Dal Tadka and Paneer Makhni. From rooftop settings to dhaba-like eateries, pick your spot from our guide of North Indian restaurants in one of the IT hubs of the city.
Restaurants In Whitefield That Do Full Justice To North Indian Khana
A top favourite in the area if you’ve got North Indian food on your mind, especially breakfast. Kapoor’s Cafe dishes out everything, from butter-laden parathas (with stuffings of your choice) to flavourful Punjabi Dal Tadka. Regulars here vouch for the Paneer Degchi Dilliwale which comes with just a hint of sweetness. Perfect to be paired with their parathas or the soft phulkas. And for your lunch plans, they have thalis with plenty of combos to spoil you for choice!
Happy Singh Goes Veg
Nicely done up with a cheerful ambience, Happy Singh Goes Veg is perfect for team lunches or catching up with friends over some delicious food. Skip their Chinese dishes and go straight for the North Indian options (only vegetarian) on their menu. From favourites like Kadhi Pakora and Dal Pancharatan to Amritsari Paneer, they have quite a lot for you to choose from. If you’re confused by the menu, pick their thali (available in Regular and Deluxe versions) and tuck in. Oh, and don’t forget to get yourself some lassi to go with it.
The Terrace at Windmills Craftworks
Located above the microbrewery and performance venue, The Terrace is where you should head to after that captivating weekend gig. With a la carte options on offer, they promise you a deligthtful meal. Start off with their selection of soups, starters (veg and non-veg) and even chaat. The mains here include dishes like Paneer Khurchan and Keema Matar. Load up on their desserts (everything from Rasmalai to Shrikhand). Adding to the charm of the place, the rooftop setting lends a laidback ambience that’s ideal for families.
Don’t be surprised if you feel like you’ve stepped into a royal darbar of sorts when you enter this restaurant. With its Mughal-style interiors (think ornate chandeliers and lighting), Ji Hazoor’s ambience is what will lure you here, and then the food might take over, convincing you to come back every now and then. We suggest you pick from their choice of starters (the Prawn Tak-a-Tak, perhaps?) before you tuck in to some biryani (in vegetarian, mutton and chicken versions).
Ideal for takeaway or ordering in, this small eatery has everything from Murgh Malai Tikka to Shahi Paneer and Dhaba Chicken to pair with rotis or rice. But, make sure you don’t leave without trying their Soya Chaap, which is bound to impress even the meat-lovers.
Beautifully adorned with small chandeliers and vintage photographs of Kings and Queens, Punjab Grill offers the ideal setting for you to chow down on some delectable North Indian food. Tuck into their delightful Butter Chicken or make your way to nirvana by first belting their kebabs. Bhatti Da Murgh and Raunaqeen Seekhan (mutton seekh kabab) are the real food gods at this place. For all you vegetarians, we highly suggest the Bharwan Khumb Peshawari (stuffed mushroom) and the mellow spiced Paneer Tikka Multani.
Head to this outlet for their parathas glazed with butter in every bite. You get a whole lot of options to pick from, while their Aloo Parathas are a must try, you can basically mix and match to your heart's liking. And when we tell you to go for their parathas, we mean the king of all parathas as they're gigantic, enough for a trio. There are even non-veg options such as their Keema Parathas and you would do justice to your gut and your soul by washing all this down with some of their gulkand lassi (buttermilk made using sweetened rose petals).
Done up with a rural punjabi flair, this place offers a rooftop setting with interiors made out of bamboo and cots to sit on. You have your usual no frill North Indian offerings that hit the right spots of your hearts but we do suggest their Paneer Taka Tak, Kashmiri Naan and Chicken Lababdaar. You could even go for their Chicken Tikkas in portions of half and full to choose from. We suggest you wash it down with their lassi or even cold drinks and when you're done with your meal, take a moment and lie down on those cots as all the good in life, unfurls.