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Old 31st December 2013, 14:47   #76
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Re: Looking for good Dhabhas on NH45

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Ha ha. Thats a good rejoinder mate.
The same goes for Northern blokes attempting to make Dosas or Idlys.
You bet ! I have had idlis made in Lucknow Maha Nagar area in actual stainless steel cups.... hard as rocks !! :-)

Maybe a good business idea? A dhaba on NH 45 near Tindivanam only serving Parathas for breakfast; one near Madurai serving full punjabi lunches etc?? Have the enthusiasm and the passion. Wish I had the money too.
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Old 31st December 2013, 16:51   #77
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Re: Looking for good Dhabhas on NH45

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You bet ! I have had idlis made in Lucknow Maha Nagar area in actual stainless steel cups.... hard as rocks !! :-)

Maybe a good business idea? A dhaba on NH 45 near Tindivanam only serving Parathas for breakfast; one near Madurai serving full punjabi lunches etc?? Have the enthusiasm and the passion. Wish I had the money too.
I have taken the said route many times in the last 5 months now, and I can confirm there is absolutely nothing, worth a visit with family.

BUT.

If you are really adventurous, there are atleast 2-3 rajasthani and punjabi TRUCKER dhabas. This is really hardcore stuff - kuccha brick structures, charpoys, and only truckers (the golden rule is to see HR/RJ truckers parked there!) stopping there. IMHO, truckers are no fools. They have a limited budget but they have low tolerance for crap (I have once seen a feisty sardar toss a plate across a dhaba after the staff brought him bad dal and burnt rotis).

I don't have them mapped out, but I remember a few of them visually. If you aren't heading out soon, in like a couple of months max (my next visit basically!!), I'll mark them on the GPS and post the coordinates.
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Old 8th March 2014, 19:07   #78
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

Going to Jalandhar tomorrow from Amritsar.
Need a good recommendation as to where to eat breakfast.
Been to Lucky Dhaba and Haveli 1000s of times.

I would ideally like to stop around Beas. Any recommendations?
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Old 8th March 2014, 19:18   #79
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re: Food joints / Eateries on Indian Highways

Going to Jalandhar tomorrow from Amritsar.
Need a good recommendation as to where to eat breakfast.
Been to Lucky Dhaba and Haveli 1000s of times.

I would ideally like to stop around Beas. Any recommendations?




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Sorry, I've posted this very query here too, but I'm desparate to get a reply.

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Old 8th March 2014, 22:08   #80
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

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Going to Jalandhar tomorrow from Amritsar.
Need a good recommendation as to where to eat breakfast.
Been to Lucky Dhaba and Haveli 1000s of times.

I would ideally like to stop around Beas. Any recommendations?
Nanak Sweets at Beas Stn on the GT road side. Not a dhaba but food is good.
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Old 11th March 2014, 14:43   #81
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

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Legend of Punjab on NH3 between Thane & Shahpur, after Kalyan Phata.

Isn't there some popular dhaba at Dharampur (Kalka-Shimla road)?
Yes! There's one. I had been there some 4yrs back (May'09). If i remember right, its called 'Sharma Dhaba'. It comes on your left hand side while driving towards Shimla.
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Yes! There's one. I had been there some 4yrs back (May'09). If i remember right, its called 'Sharma Dhaba'. It comes on your left hand side while driving towards Shimla.
AFAIK, the famous dhaba in Dharampur is Giani Singh ka dhaba
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Old 12th March 2014, 10:36   #83
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Deepak Dhaba, Dhanaula, Sangrur, Punjab

We had our dinner on 4 Oct 2012 at Deepak Dhaba, located at Dhanaula on Sangrur-Barnala road on RHS, comprising mouth-watering makki ki roti and sarson ka saag with free supply of unlimited butter-milk. This Dhaba was recommended by one Manpreet Singh, whom we bumped into at Patiala during our shopping.

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Old 12th March 2014, 23:08   #84
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Going to Jalandhar tomorrow from Amritsar.
Need a good recommendation as to where to eat breakfast.
Been to Lucky Dhaba and Haveli 1000s of times.

I would ideally like to stop around Beas. Any recommendations?
Amritsar to Jalandhar is just one hour by rail, road etc? Though I am late in responding but you should have breakfast at Amritsar and then leave for Jalandhar.

I am sure you must be aware that Beas is famous for the Beas river and also the Radha Swami sect headquarters. So why this idea of leaving a foodie city like Amritsar and choosing a place like Beas that too within a distance of just 30 mins. Sounds strange.

Finally, where did you had your breakfast?
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

A) The distance is 90+ km, so the time is a minimum of 1:30 hours
B) Beas is around 40 minutes, not 30
C) The fact that we left early-ish around 8:30 means there was no time for breakfact
D) Ultimately we had breakfast at a small canteen in jalandhar

Something like this, only worse.
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A) The distance is 90+ km, so the time is a minimum of 1:30 hours
B) Beas is around 40 minutes, not 30
C) The fact that we left early-ish around 8:30 means there was no time for breakfact
D) Ultimately we had breakfast at a small canteen in jalandhar

Something like this, only worse.
OMG!, I wish I could have read your post a little earlier. I am still trying to figure out this place shown in your picture.

What concerns me as a fellow Bhpian is that you had a worse breakfast experience, that too in my own home town, Jalandhar.

Anyway, if you happen to get a chance next time to be towards that side, be my guest.
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Old 16th March 2014, 00:36   #87
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

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Its not a place in Jalandhar.

Its just for illustration purpose. Like a sample. I didnt have food at that place. It was something LIKE.
To be precise I had my breakfast at kabir Chowk.

And thanks for the very generous offer. I'm flattered.
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

A nice place for Kolkata Bhpians.

I have seen most people from Kolkata prefer Sher e Punjab at Kolaghat or the cafe coffee day / Azadhind/ Hindusthan hotel on Nh2 Durgapur expressway. Let me share a place which offers some great food. This dhaba type restaurant is named as 'Sai Baba Hotel'.

Location- Coming from Kolkata go past Dankuni and take the old Delhi road. Just drive for 6kms from Dankuni it will be on the right hand side. Its approximately 3kms before the Sreerampore crossing.

This place looks no fancy and amenities are very basic too. Its only for them who wants good food. One can come up with there family too. Its a safe place. On the flip side its a non AC dhaba. Since i live closer to Dankuni i tried this place for the past one year with different food items. I simply love there paneer pakoda. Apart from that they make nice aloo paratha, dal fry, chana batora and other typical food items. Today i was on that road and it was already 3-30pm so i decided to have my lunch over there. I just had plane roti and chicken curry with cold drinks. I must say it was one of the best chicken curry i ever had in any hotels. It was really delicious. Highly recommended for the food loving people.

Attaching a picture, so if any one decides to give a visit can confirm this place by the picture.

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Old 13th July 2014, 23:27   #89
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Re: A Guide : The Great Indian DHABAs

Hi All,

Adding to this list.

1. From Bangalore to Pune/Mumbai: There is a Cauvery Dhaba run by Sardarji. Proper Dhaba ambience and food. This comes on the left side 5 KM before reaching Hubli bypass when travelling from Bangalore to Pune. Open all the time.
2. From Bangalore to Salem: Rajasthani Bhojanalay pure veg.

This is also about 5 KM before you reach Salem on the left side if you are coming from Bangalore. Open for about 8 months. There are excellent options between Bangalore and Salem but in case you are interested in North Indian food in a Dhaba environment this is a good option.
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Old 20th July 2014, 08:32   #90
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Route info/NH: Nelamangala - Hassan/Mangalore NH 48

Location: Between Kunigal and Yediyur bypasses on RHS while going towards Hassan/Mangalore

Name of the eatery: Swathi Delicacy [vegetarian]



Details of food and facilities available: Breakfast/lunch/dinner comprising south/north Indian food items. Good food. Ample parking. Clean toilets

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Route info/NH: Madurai - Kanniyakumari NH 7

Location: Satthur bypass between Madurai and Kanniyakumari on RHS while driving towards Kanniyakumari with median-opening in front.

Name of the eatery: Hotel Ariyas [vegetarian]

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Details of food and facilities available: Good south Indian food items. Ample parking. Clean toilets

My rating:

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