Chandigarh - 160015
What you see - Amrit Diary is a popular food joint and sweet shop in Sector 15 of Chandigarh. The glass doors and walls welcome you to an aroma filled place. The place is a modern version of a traditional Indian dhaba. It has a long counter displaying Indian sweets, pastries etc running parallel to the seating arrangements. The place accommodates 25-30 people at a time. Done in white and with mirrored walls, Amrit is simple and clean.
What you get - Amrit Dairy serves North Indian food apart from fast food. Since it has a dhaba setup, you should expect extra spicy flavor in their vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. But what stand out are the inexpensive rates of the food items available here.
Soups, for instance, are priced Rs. 20-30, though they are nothing to write home about. Our pick from the menu would be the Vegetarian Special Thali which is a complete meal from rotis to rice and quite filling too. But if you prefer going non-vegetarian, a must-have here is the Chicken Tandoori (Rs. 90). Other a la carte curry options include cheese tomato, mixed vegetable, mushroom masala etc, available in the range of Rs. 50 to Rs. 90. You can have them with chapatti or naan.
In rice, their Chicken Biryani (Rs. 90) is a delight. To drink along, they have a variety of shakes. Go traditional with the Amrit Lassi (Rs. 15) served in big steel glasses, that can douse the flames that the hot spices have created. A warning though – it can be quite filling. They also serve ice creams and sweets like hot gulab jamuns here.
Amrit also serves fast food options like burgers, patties, pizzas etc. Parathas and sandwiches are there too.
Our verdict – Amrit’s North Indian food tastes good but is spicy. The rates are pretty affordable. The place is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and remains perpetually crowded. You can even pack sweets from here. Service is quick and efficient. A small TV entertains with music or cricket matches. The crowd usually comprises families, students and groups of friends. Parking space is available a little away from Amrit and all through the block of Sector 15. They also have home delivery facility available.
What you pay for a meal for two - Rs. 150-300
Anytime between - 10 AM - 10 PM