Himkiran Pappi da Dhaba, Shimla
THE STORY
Famously known as Pappijee’s, Himkiran Pappi da Dhaba opened in 1975. The pictures of celebrities, who have enjoyed meals here, adorning the walls are testimony to the popularity of the outlet. Named after Pappijee, who manages the cooking at the front counter herself, it is a perfect stop for an evening snack. Paneer pakoras (chunks of cottage cheese dipped in a besan (gram flour) batter and deep fried) and noodle samosas, coupled with a cup of ginger chai is just the pick-me-up that works after the long drive. There is a wide variety of pakoras on offer – spinach, onions, cauliflower, potatoes and even chilies. by dipping them in a seasoned batter of besan and then deep-frying.

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SPECIAL INFORMATION
  • What started as one dhaba are today two adjacent eateries by the same name, run by two brothers. Both are equally good.
BEST FOR
Paneer Pakora, Noodle Samosa
ALSO SERVES
Assorted pakoras
OTHER INFORMATION
Seating: Available
Timing: 10 AM - 8 PM
ADDRESS
Shimla
Sanjauli Rd, Sanjauli, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171006, India
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