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This old dhaba in Punjab still relies on word-of-mouth to win food lovers

The popularity of Pal Dhaba serving delicious non-vegetarian food has soared over the years.

The secret is never revealed, not even to the oldest of cooks. The family holds the key to the recipes gathered and improvised by the founder Ashok Kumar who established Pal Dhaba in the year 1969 in Chandigarh.

The Back story: When Kumar was allotted a small booth to start a dhaba decades ago,

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