– Check it out, guys. It’s Trevor James. We are in Amritsar, North
India, at the Golden Temple, the world’s largest Sikh temple. It’s absolutely stunning, made of gold. And here, it also has the world’s
largest community kitchen, and that’s what we came for. It is just breathtaking. I can’t believe we’re here. We’re gonna go check it out. Enter the Golden Temple in
Amritsar, Punjab, India. Here in Amritsar, you can find tons of specialty street foods, all shown in part one of our
Amritsar street food series. But today, we’re visiting the
world-famous Langar kitchen where up to 100,000
people are served per day. You’re gonna be blown away just as we were with the incredible scale
and heartwarming feel that you get as soon as
you enter the temple. But first, before our
journey into this amazing volunteer kitchen, let’s take a look at the incredible entrance
and the kurta pajama set that we chose to wear to enter with. So we’re just getting outfitted before we go into the Golden Temple. We have the kurta and the pajamas, and we’re just gonna get the turban here. And then we can go in and
enjoy the Golden Temple. After a quick measurement and a cutting, my beautiful crimson red turban was ready for the wrapping experience. We’re just getting the full turban setup before we go into the Golden Temple. It’s gonna be great. This is just amazing,
getting a full turban. You gotta cover your head to
go into the Golden Temple, so I figure we might as well
do it the full real deal here. Instead of just getting a
bandana, we’re going full on. Awesome. Thank you for helping me get this set up. Yeah, very nice. Thanks so much. I think we’re ready to
go to the Golden Temple. We have come to the most famous
Sikh temple in the world. And today, it’s gonna be an amazing experience full of worshipers, and we’re going to the world’s
largest community kitchen. Just look at this. Look at the energy. And it is, I have just been looking forward to this for so long. This is just the most
beautiful entrance to a temple. Thousands of worshipers come
here, and there is a free meal for everybody regardless of your beliefs. Before you go in, you
gotta walk through the bath to cleanse your feet. It’s absolutely stunning. Wow! And you can see the
Golden Temple in the back. It’s absolutely stunning here. It is just so stunning here. The Golden Temple is over there. It’s breathtaking. And this temple complex has,
I heard it has four gates. And it symbolizes that you can
be from any believe system. It symbolizes secularism. You can come here. You can come to the community
kitchen and get a free meal, and that’s what we’re doing today. So before you go in or after you come out from the main Golden Temple,
you can get this right here. Karah prashad. Thank you. Wow, look at that. That is karah prashad. Look at that. That is like a wheat pudding, roasted. It should be fairly sweet,
and you can eat that either after or before
you go into the temple. It is a holy food. And he just gave me a
huge, huge portion there. Mmm, oh. It actually tastes like
there are some walnuts, maybe some almond in there. It’s very sweet. It has a whole wheat,
very healthy feel to it. Really nice, right in
front of the Golden Temple. It doesn’t get any better. It is just so stunning here, beautiful. There’s no way you can
describe the feeling when you walk in. You just get this serene, calm, as you come into this
Golden Temple complex. It is unbelievably beautiful. It is completely amazing. And it’s just something you
have to experience for yourself. Right up here is the entrance to the world’s largest community kitchen. This is gonna be a truly
amazing experience. After a quick walk through to
entrance to the dining room, we discovered the back kitchen
and its many compartments. Each dish had its own room or building, with the dal lentil stew
having its own building with insanely massive pots
of dal cooking with firewood. There was another chapati room,
and the cleaning in another. And you can visit all
the rooms just as we did and watch the splendor and
generosity of the locals all volunteering to cook for
the tens of thousands of people that visit here per day. And on our way to the dal building, we encountered a school
parade on the street. So we’re in the middle
of a big street parade on our way to find where
they make all the dal. Look at this. (band music) Cool. We’ve got a couple of guys. Everyone volunteers here
at this beautiful temple, and we’ve got a couple of guys showing us where they make the dal. Oh, wow, it’s massive. Is this the dal? – [Man] Yeah. – Huge! This is massive! And look at these huge cauldrons. This is all dal. It is absolutely hectic in
here, and there’s just basket, there’s just pot after
pot of dal coming out. And this is where you make the dal here. Look at all the lentils. This is crazy. Different types of lentils for the dal. Dal. – [Man] Oh, dal, dal. – Dal. It’s good? It looks really good. These are so big. These are just huge. Come take a look at this
massive cauldron of dal. It’s huge. Okay, we’re gonna come over here. It is absolutely hectic. This is the biggest community
kitchen in the world, and you can see why. These cauldrons are just unbelievably big. For me? Can I help? (chuckles) Look at this. Look at this. It’s all dal. – [Man] Dal, dal. – [Trevor] Dal. – [Man] Dal. – It’s huge! This cauldron is unbelievable. How many per day do you make here? How many per day? One, two, three? – Two, two. – [Trevor] Two per day. One lakh people per day, one lakh. – Oh, yes, yes, yes. – [Trevor] One lakh. – (speaks in foreign
language) Country, country. – Oh, Canada, Canada. – 250 kg. – 250 kg of dal. This is 250 kg of dal right here, guys. – Canada, Canada? – [Trevor] Hmm? – Canada? – Canada, yeah, Canada. – City in Canada? – Vancouver, Vancouver. And this is all run by volunteers here. How long do you mix this for? One hour, two hour? – [Man] Two hour. – Two hours. You gotta mix this for two hours. And they’re just scooping out big, big bucket after bucket of dal. It smells actually
really good and healthy. This is unbelievable. So nice to meet you. My name is Trevor. Nice to meet you. Thank you. Oh, wow. So there’s 100,000 people
that eat here per day, guys. And this dal is served with
roti, bread, and it’s free. – [Man] My son in USA, California. – [Trevor] Oh, your son is in California? – [Man] California. – Really? Your son is in California? – USA, California. – Oh, California. Lots of Sikh Punjabi people in the US. Yeah. And look over here, a big
pot of lentils for dal. We are making a fresh
cauldron of dal right here, bucket after bucket of lentils. Unbelievable. This is just food on
an unbelievable scale. The scale of this production here is unlike anything you’ll ever see. Is this salt? – [Man] 10 kg of salt for this one. – 10 kg, 10 kgs of salt. So there’s lentils and salt. In one pot, is this how many kg? – 200. – 200 kg in here. And you put a lot of
salt in and garam masala? – [Man] Ah, yes. – Garam masala, lentils. It’s just bag after bag of salt here. And this is all powered
by wood underneath here. Actually, my feet are burning because there’s a fire underneath them. Can I help? Speechless. Carry, okay. All right, here we go. Okay, we’re gonna help carry this. It’s all volunteer run here,
and there’s a parade outside. After witnessing the beauty
of the dal, we explored more of the cooking rooms
and found a chapati factory churning out thousands
of chapati per hour. It’s insane, the production here. Oh, yeah, look at this. Hi. – Hello. (mumbles) – Hi, nice to meet you. – Your country? – Canada. – Canada. – Canada. This is all for the chapati? – Yes. – Look at the chapati. Oh, yeah, look at this. It’s like a chapati production line. You can see the chapati
dough being pushed out, and then it goes down this conveyor belt. And it gets pressed, and
then it gets flattened again into circles, and then roasted in here. And then you can see here,
it’s getting roasted. It’s beautiful. So this is where you pick the chapati up. – Yes, yes. – How much chapati do you make per day? – One minute, you have 60 chapati. It means every second, one chapati. – Every second, one chapati. And there’s three machines here. – Yes, three machines,
but now still two running. – Okay, so everyday– – This machine, one machine, 3,600. – 3,600. – Yeah, and (mumbles). – So maybe 7,000 per– – Around 7,000. – Per hour. – Yes, per hour. – Oh, man. – You want (mumbles)? – Okay. Okay, thank you. Okay, we’ll bring the chapati
over here, right here. Okay, we flip it. Flip? Yeah, look at that chapati. And then they cover it in ghee. Oh, it’s fresh! It has a real roasted smell to it. Wow, they’re so fresh. They really have that steaming
roasted chapati smell. Oh, it just gives off an amazing aroma. And you eat that with dal. We’re gonna make our way to the main dining area in a second. And there’s multiple stations. Hi. Oh, fresh chapati. It looks good. You can just feel that this whole area is a place of respect. Oh, so much chapati. And these chapati are so hot. They’re burning almost. They are burning. Thank you. – Thank you. – Thank you very much. Amazing experience. Now we’re gonna make our
way to the dining area and check it out. Here we go. You can just see so many
people here enjoying lunch. All right, we’re gonna
take a seat and try it out. Amazing. So you just put your plate down and wait. Thank you. Thank you. Oh, the rice pudding. And here is the chapati. Thank you. Amazing. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Oh, wow, amazing. Thank you, very nice, beautiful. So we have the full selection
here in the Golden Temple. This is just breathtaking. Look at this. This is an almost spiritual meal. We have two different types of dal, one with lighter lentils,
one with darker lentils. And then we have sabzi
which is made of carrots, peas, and potatoes, and a rice pudding, and then also that warm chapati
that we just helped make covered in ghee and some radish. I’m just gonna take some of that chapati and dip it into that dal
with a bit of radish. Oh, yeah, look at that. Mmm. Oh, yeah, that is actually very flavorful. There’s a bit of a spice in
that dal and the chapati. Oh, the chapati has like
a smoky crispness to it with the ghee. And then I’m just gonna, oh, and I’m just gonna get a
little bit of that sabzi. That is pure energy right there. This sabzi is like a healthy,
slightly spicy stew almost. That gravy on there, you
can taste the turmeric mixed with that ghee-coated chapati. It truly is heaven. This is one of those meals
that you’ll always remember. Out of respect, we aren’t
gonna rate the food here. But instead, we’ll rate this
experience a solid golden 10. You can come here to
Punjab in Northern India to experience incredible
kindness and openness, and not only at the Golden
Temple but all throughout Punjab. It’s one of those experiences
you’ll always cherish. And through the food here in Amritsar, it’s the best way to do it. That really was a once in a lifetime spiritual food experience. Thank you so much for watching
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  3. Lovely…. But hygiene levels in Indian kitchens has to improve, whether in temples or restaurants.

  4. Wow great….India is one of best place in the world. People are awsam.
    Love Bollywood and indian cricket.

  5. Indian foods are not healthy i can say as im an indian. Mostly foods made with oil only you will get oily foods in India which is not good for health

  6. good to see you in India and not in pakistan here you will fing the rich, real and natural taste of food

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  8. Thank you so much Sir for making this video. I have not been to Golden temple as I am not able to afford the travel and lodging expenses. Feeling Good to see the temple through your video.

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  10. if you come again to india.. come to tirupati and go to laddu production factory.. really you feel gorgeous..

  11. Tai Hao Le means “awesome” coverage bro
    Enjoyed a lot watching this video,
    I wanna visit golden temple and will visit those wonderful kitchen and I will try to do volunteering too.
    This place so cool, peaceful and those people are so friendly.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. Trevor, I'd like to say "Thank you" for this episode.

    Though I've seen another temple experience at "the best ever food review show" of Sonny first, I really appreciate this too.
    You gave me another sight of it, from a different angle.

    I am not religious in a specific way (I wasborn and raised christian), but I feel connected to nature and kindness against all being. The warmth and willingness to help of the volunteers inspire me.
    Also they welcome every human being (not just in absolute and desperate need) to a free meal, which is amazing.
    I will never understand, that people are hated for skin-colour, religion, believes or sexual interests. This is an example of how to behave against others.

    Again "Thank you" for sharing your experience with us all. Keep on your amazing work.

  13. Admin you Missed place Vdalur it's actually situated in cuddalore district, Tamilnadu state, India country . You go there you will see Vallalar ashram try the food you will love it.

  14. Respect from you to others is amazing. I am so proud to call you a fellow Canadian. You are the best buddy.
    You didn't show your fiance's garb though! Want to see more of her in videos you post, if you could. It adds
    to the ambiance. Thank you so much friend. That is incredible the food made for others. Wonderful~

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