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Old 15th August 2011, 23:40   #46
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re: Food joints / Eateries on Indian Highways

Found a nice place that serves a decent Kerala lunch on the Mananthavady - Kannur route last weekend. The name is Greenhouse - it's about 4 kms from Mananthavady on the way to Boystown on the left side of the road if one is travelling towards Mananthavady. A family run joint, so the food is very homely, they do have toilet facilities too, which are very basic but neat.

Very reasonably priced as well. The lunch cost us only Rs 25, and a plate of fish fry (Mackerel) was Rs 30. The lady of the house told us that they do offer Homestay facilities as well (their house is right behind the restaurant), but didn't have the time to check out how good their rooms are.
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A good joint on the NH47 on the stretch between Cochin and Trivandrum - near Karunagapally, Puthentheruv - Near Reliance Petroleum outlet - on RHS when travelling from Cochin, named "Mother's Kitchen". Its a good hotel with a detailed Menu but the quick bite Kerala delicacies - Banana Fry (Pazham Pori), Taipoca (Kappa) and Ada were exceptional and so was the coffee.

Assume many of the Kerala T-Bhpians would know this joint.

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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

Hi,
I have tried a few times to get in touch with NDTV / Rocky and Mayur to see if we can get a downloadable GPS track log of thier various food joints. I must regretfully confess I have never got a reply till date, for that matter not even an acknowledgment. For sure, it is not a complaint... If some of us could make an effort on the same, it would have been a wonderful gpx to download and use it as custom POI on our gps....
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Old 21st November 2011, 17:00   #49
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

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This photo is taken at Dobbaspet enroute to Mumbai from Bangalore on NH4 a neat and clean veg restaurant.
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

I know the one i am mentioning below is not in India, but it deserves a special mention.

There is a Punjabi Dhaba near Dixon, CA (USA). It is around 50 miles on US 80 East when going towards Sacramento or South Lake Tahoe.

We did a dinner buffet there and food was fantastic. A must stop-by if you are visiting this side or passing by.
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Quoting BaCkSeAtDrIVeR from http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post1542508

"The Punjabi Dhaba, behind Bata on Broadway, is strict veg, and is very short on space, good on quality and tends to be very busy. Nice place, if homesick northeners want authentic N. Indian cooking. Only place in Kerala where I have got proper lassi. Will be very crowded on days Navy ships are in port."

I can vouch for this place at Cochin, for it is extremely delicious (oh, btw, I am a fan of both punjabi food and punjabi kudis) and cost effective.
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Sukdev DHaba on the way from Delhi to Chandigarh, Near Moorthal.
Known best for its Paranthaas with White butter and Dahi, loved it everytime went there, This is for sure a Not to Miss type Dhaba.
Hygenic and provides you with an AC Hall or Eating outside options,
Washrooms and Very well maintained and very hygenic.
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Old 22nd November 2011, 15:14   #53
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

I used to drive down from bangalore to orissa and these are the places i like to stop for food.

- After 31 KM from Rajhmundry - Orissa Dhaba will be on right side
- After 20-30 KM from Vizag good place to have a relaxed lunch on the left side
- Chilka Dhaba and Chilka Hotel in Balugaon. Tasty prawn and crab. Both on left side. Chilka Dhaba before balugaon and Chilka Hotel After Balugaon
- Mati Handi Mutton Dhaba 7 KM before Cuttack and one more place around 12 KMbefore cuttack both on right hand side
- Rasulgarh Dhaba left side just after Bhubaneswar

All the Dhaba direction mentioned while you drive from Bangalore to cuttack
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

This is nice!!
points jotted for the next trip.

I have eaten a lot of "khatarnaak" food on the highways, but then, we always make it a point to not stop at ones which aint dhabas per se, but have grown fat and corporatised.

With women on travels, it'd be at places like cheetal and other biggies.
but when its just us guys, itd be at the first random one post ahunger pang!!
more fun that way.
just avoid the water, rest all gets cooked and killed, i say.
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On Srisailam - Hyderabad route, while returning form srisailam, some distance before mannanur forest check post, there is Baba Dhaba on the left side. These guys stock live country chickens. Once you select the bird of your choice, they slaughter it and cook & serve it within 45 minutes. Couple of months ago had visited this palce, this freshly cooked dish tastes awesome. Other routine Dhaba dishes are aslo avaialble.

Rotis are really bad here , rice and other dishes can be given a try
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Originally Posted by hvkumar
Legend of Punjab on NH3 between Thane & Shahpur, after Kalyan Phata.

Isn't there some popular dhaba at Dharampur (Kalka-Shimla road)?
Sir I think it's legacy of Punjab. I would also recommend rukmini dhaba on thane Kalyan road just behind the second petrol pump on the right.
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

Dhabas on NH1 (From Delhi towards Jalandhar)
  • Murthal/Sonipat:
Sukhdev Dhaba and Haveli (a unit of Jalandhar Haveli)
Distance from Delhi: 50 kms
Location: LHS of NH1
  • Karnal:
Mayur Dhaba (After crossing karnal)
Distance form Delhi: 125 kms
Location: LHS of NH1
  • Ambala:
Puran Singh da Dhaba
Distance form Delhi: 200 kms
Location: RHS of NH1, Below Ambala Railway Station Flyover
  • Sahnewal, Ludhiana:
Zimidara Dhaba (at the corner of the crossing of Ludhiana Airport) -
Distance from Delhi: 280 kms
Location: RHS of NH1
  • Jalandhar:
Haveli & Rangla Punjab
Distance from Delhi: 340 Kms
Location: RHS of NH1
Dhabas on NH 95 (from Chandigarh towards Ludhiana)
  • Morinda:
Zimidara Dhaba
Distance from Chandigarh: 45 kms approx
Location: RHS of NH 95
Mittra Da Dhaba (few movies have been shot here)
Distance from Chandigarh: 45 kms approx
Location: LHS of NH 95
Dhaba / Restaurant in London
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Mala Restaurant
Location: Near Tower Bridge, London
Address: 2 Marble Quay, St Katharine's Dock, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1UH

Note:
Superb Dal Makhni! Haven't had such delicious food anywhere in UK like this one. A MUST visit for Authentic and Delicious Punjabi food.

Disclaimer: I am not attached or having any interest with any of the vendors above. My recommendation is purely based upon my experience at these places.

Cheers!
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

I believe that while travelling on a Highway , Food is not the first thing we look for. We look for cleaniness and hygiene in the place where we are going to make a stop, most of us dont make a stop for eating but to go to the Loo. Specialy while travelling with Families we ensure that we must stop at a place which is safe and has Hygenic toilets and washrooms. I will request you guys to mentione the quality of washrooms too while discussing the dhabas.
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for those around Indianapolis (IN) or Cintinnati (OH), there is one place which i accidently discovered during one of my biweekly trips from IND to Raleigh (NC) and just got hooked with it. It is owned by a Punjabi Family and the food is finger licking good, the best Punjabi food I have eaten outside North India, PERIOD (mind it! i belong to punjab).

Name of the place is Taste of India and the address is: 5809 South State Road 3, Spiceland, IN. one has to take EXIT 123 from I-70 to get here; this place (dhaba) actually is a truckers stop for night halts; there is a McD nearby and a few Gas Stations too.

Serves Buffet Lunch from 11:00 - 16:00 hrs. and dinner till 12:00 AM.

Best Dishes (among Veg.): Sarson Da Saag, Gobhi/Alu Parathas, Daal Makhani, Bhindi Masala.

P.S. I am no way, in a commercial sense, associated with this place.

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Food plans: Bangalore-Halebid-Belur-Shravanbelagola-Bangalore

Guys,

This weekend (14-15 Jan), I will be travelling to Bangalore-Halebid-Belur-Shravanbelagola-Bangalore in 1 2D-1N journey with night stay at KSTDC, Belur. As I consider food as one of the major component for a successful and memorable journey I have planned for meals/breakfast at pre-defined places. Our food plans are (FYI):

b/fast @ Kamat-Dobbespet on NH4,
lunch @ ???,
dinner @ belur- somewhere
b/fast @ hassan (Sri Krishna?)
lunch @ Jain Hotel at the foot of the Hill (my friend knows it)

As you can see, we have finalized (well, mostly) except for the 1st day lunch. Need your inputs on this.

We will be entering NICE-Bannerghatta at around 7:45am, so, would be at Kamat-Dobbespet by 9-9:15. If we can start by 10am, we plan to reach Halebid by 12. However, I do not know whether we can get good food (North Indian Thali would be great- or else South Indian Thali would do- but most important is a hygienic place). Worst case, we are planning to pack Sandwiches from CCD-Dobbespet!

Any suggestion on this?
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