The Legend, The Man and The Punjabi-Pathan: Kundan Lal Gujral

This is the story of a man who set out on a culinary adventure and changed the face of Indian Cooking. This is the story of a man and a recipe that revolutionized the Indian taste for succulence and spice in its food. This is the story of a man who made a butter filled delight, bringing ordinary chicken a special flavor. A man who turned the plebian village tandoor in Peshawar for baking into a royal model for his innovation: The Tandoori Chicken.

Then came the Butter Chicken. The result was a revolution in taste, a change in Indian eating habits, and a place on the international gourmet map. The man was Kundan Lal Gujral. The restaurant where he housed his innovations was MotiMahal. The two became a legendary mix.

The Iconic MotiMahal in the 21st Century

Monish Gujral is acclaimed for the trailblazing turn-around of MotiMahal, from being a small but iconic presence in Delhi to becoming a Multi-National Corporation, that is well on its way to defining how the world eats and appreciates Indian food and Tandoori Cuisine.

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Welcome to the MotiMahal Store. It offers an electric mix of products ranging from our
Award Winning Books, Ready To Eat Packaged Foods, and authentic MotiMahal spice
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We have comprised an array of fascinating videos of what our corporate and restaurant chefs are innovating, humbling testimonials from industry veterans, and tips and tricks to add some masala to your cooking and lives.


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