Sagene, Geitmyra Food Culture Center for children

Food unites us. We talk together through cooking and meals, says Monish Gujral as he stirs the large pot of fragrant butter chicken. William Wiland from Sagene gets everything from both words and cooking tricks. Monish Gujral has just been to Stockholm and won the Gourmand prize for the cookbook Pickle Train. On the way […]

Butter Chicken Was Born From Leftover Tandoori Murgh; Here’s The Whole Finger-Licking Story

One of the most popular Indian dishes which has gained recognition worldwide is Butter Chicken. Traditionally called Murgh Makhani, this Indian dish originated in Delhi and is made with simple ingredients like chicken, butter, tomato, chilli pepper, yogurt, garlic and various other kinds of Indian spices. Butter Chicken has gained immense popularity over the years […]

Monish Gujral- owner of Motimahal wins the best cook book title by gourmand

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS): Did you know that eggs can be pickled, and so can salmon, cucumber, okra (bhindi), tomatoes, brinjal and oranges – to name just a few. Prominent restauranter, author and columnist Monish Gujral, in his new book, ‘On the Pickle Trail – 100 recipes from around the World’ (Penguin/Ebury Press), that has […]

Don’t Miss Moti Mahal Restaurant

We speak to Monish Gujral, a man with traditional training in Indian cuisine who has overseen the transformation of Moti Mahal from a small business serving Tandoori food in Delhi into a multi-national corporation with over 100 franchises worldwide. When did you first start cooking? Did you always want to work in a restaurant? It started in […]

The Man Who Brought In The International Touch To Moti Mahal- Monish Gujral

Running a restaurant brand that had its inception right back at the pre-partition times, isn’t an easy task. Notwithstanding the predicament of the situation, Monish Gujral took on the challenge rather well and strived hard to pave the path of the Moti Mahal brand to new heights. In a candid conversation with The Restaurant Times, […]

Food Stories: The other national bird

Every day, tens of millions of adherents across the country visit their places of worship to seek solace and sustenance for their souls and other, more earthly bits. Among these, lies another type of institution — the generic north Indian restaurant, where the cult of chicken (of the sect “butter”) resides at the apex of […]