In his Facebook post – The Campaign Diary – 30th April, 2014, Jaitley wrote about his experience so far in the spiritual city and said that he would now campaign in other states of the country.

“Today is polling day in Amritsar. Having spent past six weeks in Amritsar campaign in this heat, it will be time for me now to move to other states where elections are still being held,” Jaitley wrote on his official Facebook page.

“An integral and enjoyable part of the stay in Amritsar is obviously the food in this city. I have always regarded Amritsar as the Food Capital of India,” he added.
Jaitley also talked about the several scrumptious food delicacies that one can relish in the city of Amritsar. From breakfast to dinner, Jaitley recommended several food joints in his post.

“The Kulchas and chanas of Amritsar have now created a national impact. Every top caterer in most parts of India has the Amritsari dhaba counter as an integral part of his menu. The Kulchas in Amritsar served with chanas with an option of having onion Chutney is now available in almost every eatery in the city. The kulcha Chana is a preferred menu for breakfast, lunch or even dinner,” Jaitley wrote.

“Breakfast in Amritsar is still the stuffed Parantha or the Poori Chhole. The city has a tradition where households still prefer to outsource the poori chhole from the famous Halwais rather than cook it at home,” he added.

“Most parts in the old city have their own special Halwais. But the most famous one in the city is now ‘Kanahiya’ at Lawrence Road. The chanas are mixed with potatoes for the curry preparation. ‘Bharawan’ with its chain of dhabas, under the name of ‘Bharawan’ or ‘Brothers’, is the also recommended for vegetarian food for the tourists and the locals,” he wrote.

Jaitley further said, “For the non-vegetarians it is ‘Surjit’ all the way. His Tandoori chicken, Amritsari fish and mutton champs (cooked like Old English cutlets) are highly delicious. The ‘Makhan’ fish has been a gourmet’s delight. What I have not tried so far but has been recommended to me is ‘Beera’ known also for its high quality chicken.”

“The morning tea at the ‘Giani’ Tea Stall initiates the entire gossip which circulates in the entire city. This was my alternative to the Lodhi Garden Tea,” he wrote.
“I foresee a situation where some of these outstanding places will acquire a brand value across the country,” he added.


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