What To Eat And Drink Home > Chandigarh > What To Eat And Drink

What To Eat And Drink

Do not worry about what to eat in Chandigarh. The city offers numerous eating options. It would always be an excellent idea to try some traditional Punjabi dishes once you are in Chandigarh. Some of the mouth watering Punjabi dishes is Makki DI Roti, Sarson ka Saag, Dal Makhni and Punjabi Chhole. However, the most important item is the Lassi which is prepared by skimming the curd.

The traditional Punjabi dishes contain various delicacies which you are sure to savor. Chandigarh restaurants offer multi cuisine, however Punjabi dishes are hot favorites. Punjabi dishes are liked by food lovers across the world. The main contents of Punjabi food contain Rotis, Naan and Parantha made from wheat.

Punjabi food contains abundant use of cheese, butter, cream and ghee. The food contains rich aroma of Punjabi tadka. Punjabis are fond of salad. Onion, tomato, radish, carrot and lime are used as ingredients in salad. Punjabi Roti’s, Tikkas and Non vegetarian dishes are prepared in an earthen container called tandoors. Beverages, when it comes to Punjabi dishes, are only one “Punjab-di-Lassi”.

Specialties of Chandigarh

The delicious Punjabi cuisine which is consumed by the local people is mentioned below:

Bread & Flour Preparations

  • Naan,
  • Tandoori Roti,
  • Kulcha,
  • Punjabi Lachha Parathas
  • Phulka or Chapatti,
  • Aloo Parathas,
  • Mooli Parathas,
  • Poori,
  • Bhatoora

Vegetarian Dishes of Chandigarh

  • Makki di Roti
  • Sarson ka Saag
  • Dal Makhni
  • Kadhi
  • Punjabi Chhole
  • Palak Paneer
  • Stuffed Vegetable Punjabi Parantha
  • Baingan da Bhurtha
  • Shahi Paneer

Non-Veg Dishes of Chandigarh

  • Butter Chicken
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Chicken Tikkas
  • Amritsari Fish
  • Fish Tikka
  • Chicken Biriyani

Sweet Dishes

Roh Di Kheer is a popular traditional dish which is prepared by boiling rice in sugarcane juice. Malpua, Jalebi and Baalushahi are the other famous sweets found in Chandigarh.

What to Drink in Chandigarh


Lassi is a famous traditional drink in the entire Punjab and neighboring states prepared from yogurt. The traditional Punjabi lassi is either Sweet or Salty. The sweet lassi contains curd, water, fruits, spices and sugar where as the salty lassi contains water, curd, salt and cumin seeds.

Yogurt has a mythological importance and is used during religious rituals mixed with honey. Lassi is also served by mixing with cream and milk. Lassi is served with ice cubes in summer season to beat the scorching heat. Lassi with a pinch of turmeric powder is an excellent remedy for stomach disorders.


Chaas or chaach is similar to lassi, but it is a salty drink. Chaas also has more water than lassi. Further, the butterfat of the curd is removed to make Chaas. Cumin seeds (Jeera) and Salt are usually added to Chaas to make it healthier. Some people also add green chillies, fresh sliced ginger and coriander leaves for enhancing the taste. Chaas is commonly had in almost all Indian states. They are part of the daily meal in states like Rajasthan and Gujarat. Chaas is considered as an excellent drink which helps in digestion. It is consumed in abundant quantities in India and Pakistan during summer season to beat the heat. It is known by different names in different states. It is called 'taak', 'majjige', 'majjiga' in Marathi, Kannada and Telugu respectively.  'Moru' is the name by which it is known in Malayalam and Tamil.

Famous Places to Eat

  • KFC
  • McDonald's
  • Pizza Hut
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Subway
  • Hot Millions
  • Chaplin Fast Food
  • South Indian cuisine
  • Sundarams
  • Sagar ratna
  • Annapurna
  • Swagath
  • Ratnam's
  • Chinese cuisine
  • Mandrain
  • Fen Fang
  • Shangri-la 35
  • Chow Choppe
  • Yo! China
  • Chop Sticks 2

Photo Gallery

Related Image

Notable Personalities In Chandigarh 1
Notable Personalities In Chandigarh 2
Notable Personalities In Chandigarh 3
Notable Personalities In Chandigarh 4
Notable Personalities In Chandigarh 5
Notable Personalities In Chandigarh 6

Related Topics

Chandigarh Safety and Security

The city of Chandigarh is a secure one. Its crime rate is the lowest in India thus making people feel safe at any time....

Regions In Chandigarh

Chandigarh was originally designed to be a small city but trifurcation of earlier larger state of Punjab put a lot of....

CITCO Hotels in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh city provides its vis...

Chandigarh Metro

Chandigarh Metro, a projected fast...