Try Pind Balluchi Punjabi restaurants in India

Malai tikka

If you are Delhi then you have to try out my all time favourite restaurant called the Pind Balluchi. I am regular at this place. If you happen to be a tourist to India, then you are in for a bargain – for about 20 American dollars, a family of 4 can easily have a good meal in a very Indian environment. Other than in and around Delhi; Pind Balluchi restaurants can be found in several places in Punjab (Chandigarh and Amritsar) and Mumbai.

Pind Balluchi Punjabi restaurant in India
Pind Balluchi Punjabi restaurant in India

About:

The restaurant is decorated in a typical Punjabi theme. The wait staffs wear the traditional Punjabi attire. Decorations in the restaurant include a bangle wall, Sari fabrics draped over the ceiling and covering light fixtures and cut outs in the wall adorned with traditional Punjabi suit decorations.

The decorated walls at Pind Balluchi
View from the seating area to the wait staff counter. There is an LCD mounted above it.

Great food, cozy ambiance, pind (village) feel, lovely place, nice atmosphere – this is the way I would describe Pind Balluchi.

inside of Pind Balluchi
A broad view of the bulk of the restaurant. The tree in the centre is lit up, even during the day
Seating areas Pind Balluchi
Seating along the wall. These are tables meant for large groups. The cups you see here are gold plated.

Food at the Pind Balluchi

Pind Balluchi offers typical Punjabi cuisine including chicken dishes such as tandoori items including butter chicken, paneer tikka, shorbas, dal and of course rotis (chapattis). Food is served on very large plates called thali’s. The word “thali” means plates.

Malai tikka
Malai Tikka
Khadai Paneer
Khadai Paneer, my all time favourite. Absolutely love it

After dinner, mouth fresheners are brought out with the bill. The one you see in the picture below consists of gur (jiggery) a prepared from whole cane sugar, and a mix of fennel seeds and sugar.

Chicken Tangri Kebabs
Chicken (leg) tangri kebabs
Mouth fresheners as fennel seeds
Mouth fresheners as fennel seeds, gur and tooth picks

Price:

A typical meal at Pind Balluchi will cost around 200 Indian Rupees ($4 US or Aus) per person including drinks. If you love Indian food, you will love Pind Balluchi.

Location:

You will find the Pind Balluchi restaurants at the following places in and around Delhi; Connaught Place, Dwarka, Faridabad (Haryana), Gurgaon, Indrapuram, Karkardooma, Karol Bagh, Nehru Place, Noida, Rajouri Garden, Rohini, South Extension and Mumbai (Maharashtra), Chandigarh and Amritsar (Punjab).

Would you like to try this restaurant out?  I would like to hear from you if you have you been to the Pind Balluchi?

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56 thoughts on “Try Pind Balluchi Punjabi restaurants in India

  1. Hi Shalu,

    Oh yes…this is a wonderful place and I’ve been at the one at Chandigarh because we go there often as my Dad is there. The food is simply awesome, though I’ve never tried the non-veg being vegetarians. It’s said the non-veg is better than the veg there too 😉

    I don’t think you can get a complete good meal at such a low cost – isn’t it? It reminded me of good old Punjab and the nice time we have when we visit even the small towns and Dhabas on the way – not to mention their Dal Makhani and other dishes.

    Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend 🙂
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    • Hi Harleena, Chandigarh and Amritsar also has Pind Balluchi restaurants. They have always been my favourite for years. No matter which food you try there, they are just amazing – be it veggie or the non-veggie ones. Glad you mentioned the Dal Makhani, I love it. Thank you for your comment.
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  2. Hello Shalu,

    I am a fun of Indian food. When I worked in Saint Louis, MO, I would often have lunch at RASOI, an Indian restaurant in Central West End. I loved the food! I have not dined in Pind Balluchi restaurants, but I have not doubt I would enjoy doing so!

  3. If I were ever to get the chance to travel to India one of my first things I would do would be to eat where the locals go. I never understand people who travel to wonderful places and then bemoan the fact that the food is so different.

    • Indeed Rosie, locals will always go the best places and its a good idea to go where they go. Thanks for your comment and hope to see you again on my blog. Best of wishes and have a nice day.
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  4. Love the pictures and review, Shalu! I had the opportunity to eat in Indian restaurants here in Canada, but I heard the food may not be exactly the same as in local places there.

    Sounds like really yummy dishes and also the ambient very nice, which is really important, part of the end-to-end experience, as I like to call it 🙂
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    • Hi Delia
      You know I have been to Canada – to Calgary to be more precise and I realised that Indian food was as authentic as of India’s but not always only those run by chef’s from India.
      Thank you for your comment Delia and hope to see you again. Have a nice day.
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  5. Hello Shalu,
    I never been in this “Try Pind Balluchi” restaurants but I am sure something is special & unique in this restaurants that’s why you shared something about this restaurants.

    • Hello Vicky,
      Pind Balluchi restaurants have been Favorited and I make it a point to go there when I am in Delhi. Please do visit it when you are there, you will like the food. Thanks for your comment and hope to see you again.
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  6. Hi Shalu,

    I loved your post as my mouth was watering as I was reading it!

    I just love Punjabi food! The Khadai Paneer looks delicious! Thanks for sharing details of the Pind Balluchi.

    My parents were in Delhi just a couple of weeks ago and you photos reminded me of when I was there last, 6 years ago. I’ve got to go back soon.

    Thank you.

  7. I’ve just read this as I sit at home wondering what to cook for dinner! Now I’m salivating at all this delicious food and just want to go to an Indian restaurant. I lived in Delhi for some years as a child and then spent my honeymoon in India and consider that the food I ate on that trip was some of the best in my life. I would love to try this restaurant…thank you for writing about it.

    • Hi Phoebe
      Really you lived in Delhi, thats amazing. Hope you liked it here. Please do visit the Pind Balluchi when you are there next – you’ll like it. Thanks for your comment and hope to see you again here.
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  8. Hi Shalu jee

    You have today mentioned one of my favorite restaurant in Delhi and I’ve enjoyed it in Delhi and Sonipat/panipat, if I could recall.

    The menu is all about mouth watering dishes and the truck park inside reminds of the punjab culture.

    Thanks for the share. Have a great weekend.

    Sapna

  9. Hi Shalu,

    Sounds great and looks delicious. Wow a family of 4 can eat for $20! Over here is more like $20 per person for a good sitting restaurant, and more if it’s a more fancy restaurant. What a treat!

  10. I really like the Indian movies so much.So , i wish to like their meals too ! and preparing that meals! This is really great post thank you for sharing.

  11. I love reading your site to find out about India. You described this restaurant so well, I was salivating. I have a flight attendant friend who is visiting India this week, however, just for a layover. I wish she had known about this.

    Thanks for sharing. Sally
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  12. Oh yes…this is a amazing position and I’ve been at the one at Chandigarh because we go there often as my Dad is there. The meals is basically amazing, though I’ve never tried the non-veg being vegans. It’s said the non-veg is better than the veg there too

  13. Pind Balluchi is one of my favourite restaurants when it comes to eating something delightful. I have a lot of branches of the restaurant near my vicinity. Its so nice to read about the glory of my favourite eating joint.

  14. Hi Shalu, Road side Dhabas are also famous in punjab. Moreover in punjab if someone wants to change taste they always go for dhabas. The food quality is also good and hygienic. Karahi Chicken is quite comparable to Shere-Punjab Restaurant 35-C Chandigarh ha ha ha . Cheap and best 🙂

  15. This is just my kind of Desi cuisine and the interior seems to be just right. I always try out this type of cuisine when I visit Dubai but I wish I can try them at the origin, India. Thanks for the share.

  16. There is one in my city also (Jaipur) and I often go there for dinner ….It is one of my fav restaurants in the city and the food as well as the interiors is fabulous here…You have described it perfectly well here..I am a veggie, therefore have only tired the veg ones….

  17. Hi Shalu,
    I ate at the Connaught Place Delhi branch of this restaurant a few weeks ago. The place has a nice ambience inside and good music as well. I had a Mushroom Kurkhure and a Paneer on a stick at 250 Rps. each plus four small bottles of Kingfisher beer at 100 Rps. each. But wait for the additional charges! Another 267 Rps. on top of that,thank you. Although the service was good, I found the food portions to be a bit stingy and told them so on the feedback form at the end of my visit.

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