The food capital of Punjab, Amritsar, has a lot to offer in the form of healthy and sinfully tasty winter food delights. Tribune correspondent Neha Saini and sheriff Sunil Kumar take a walk down the city streets to catch sumptuous delicacies.
A city where food is celebrated and enjoyed to the core, Amritsar has a lot of offerings in the form of seasonal delicacies. If you are not the one who counts calories and is happy to add some layers to your body in the winter, the city has a list of comfort foods that will definitely tease your taste buds. From munchies to street food and desserts, some of these foods are made exclusively in the city in the winter.
Beginning with the most popular and exclusive winter product, Khajoor is a traditional Amritsari candy, specially prepared near the Lohri festival. The sweet is available at the local markets from the last week of December to Lohri, making it a novelty for the local residents and tourists. It is made from flour, which is fried in ghee. The product is then stored in a cool place for sale and can last for a week.
Another exclusively made winter sweet is for bhugga, the best found near the Durgiana temple. Some of the cute shops in town have only been making for bhugga since the last 75 years and supply it to the whole world.
Amritsari fish is another example of why the city enjoys the status of being a food paradise. The two popular varieties found here are Sol and Singhara.
While the healthy meals like sarson ka saag and makki ki roti can be enjoyed everywhere, the quick dishes and sweets presented here make winter food dishes more tempting.