Its foundation was laid by Lt. Lala Kesar Mal and his wife Lt. Smt. Parvati in 1916 in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, At that time famous personalities like Lala Lajpat Rai used to visit our dhaba. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indra Gandhi used to have parcels of food from us. After partition, the dhaba is shifted to Amritsar. Since then, we have grown up and became popular worldwide for our taste and quality of food.
Kesar da dhaba has been captured by media channels such as Zoom TV, NDTV, Star Plus, ETC Punjabi, ZEE TV, BBC News, Travel & Living, Discovery Channel, Sony TV and others.