Great food at hole-in-the wall restaurants in Mussoorie
I know I said the next stop would be the Agra Fort, but my stomach was growling so I decided to make a short side trip to a couple of restaurants in the Himalayan hill station of Mussoorie.
Our visit to Mussoorie was an added extra—tacked on at the end of our main overland trip. I’ll write more posts about the sights we saw in and around Mussoorie, but now I want to tell you about the fantastic food we had in two hole-in-the-wall establishments.
First stop was lunch at a place called Friend’s, Bar-Be-Que Nation. Located on Mussoorie’s main shopping street, The Mall, Friend’s offers takeaway and a few tables for people who prefer to eat-in.
Five of us squeezed sideways into the narrow dining area and faced the difficult challenge of trying to decide what to order. Thinking back, I can hardly remember all our choices, but everything was sensational and the photos help.
What I do remember are the momos (little meat-filled Tibetan dumplings), tandoori paneer (with paneer being a kind of compressed cottage cheese), chicken tikka and a Kathi roll (like a wrap).
I was in heaven. We all were—so much so that we returned the next day for dinner.
The Punjabi Restaurant was our other find. It’s tucked just off The Mall and is a top spot for breakfast. We ate there two mornings in a row, sampling several kinds of paratha—fried flat bread filled with all sorts of different goodies..
The chef/owner was gracious enough to let me invade his kitchen for a photo session. Our parathas were filled with mixtures of potato, onion, chilli and spices. Just what I love for breakfast—savoury food.
If all this has made you hungry, be sure to visit my cooking blog.