Moti Mahal opens in a new avatar in Chandigarh, showcases gallery dedicated to rich legacy of Moti Mahal

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Chandigarh is now on the national culinary map. The famous Moti Mahal group of restaurants has chosen the city to open its restaurant Moti Mahal which is unique as it also showcases a gallery dedicated to the rich legacy of Moti Mahal. 

The one-of-a-kind restaurant that has come up in Sec 7  celebrates a century of culinary excellence of the iconic restaurant brand – Moti Mahal, and beautifully captures and showcases the rich and storied history of Moti Mahal.

Interacting with media persons here along with Aman Grover, the venture’s Chandigarh partner, at a press meet to announce the unveiling of the restaurant, Monish Gujral, Chairman, Moti Mahal Group, said: “We have been in Chandigarh for a few years with a Moti Mahal restaurant housed in KLG Hotel, Sec 43, but now we also have in Sec 7  Moti Mahal Delux which is conceptualised as a restaurant that charts the culinary history of Moti Mahal.  This genre of restaurant is our first in  India.”

It’s noteworthy that Monish is the grandson of Moti Mahal’s Founder Kundan Lal Gujral, a culinary genius, and who is credited with inventing the iconic triumvirate of Indian cuisine – Tandoori Chicken, Butter Chicken, and Dal Makhani.

 These delectable dishes, alongside other Moti Mahal specialties like Burrah Kebab, Chicken Pakora, Paneer Tikka, Shahi Paneer, are now the heart and soul of the renowned Moti Mahal Tandoori Trail restaurants, meticulously curated by Monish, who himself is a celebrated chef. 

The Indian fine-diner  showcases photos from yesteryears of the restaurant,  its  founder and celebrity patrons on the walls of a gallery that leads into the main restaurant hall. Apart from the photos, cooking items used in those times also occupy a place of prominence in the gallery alongwith models of old tandoors from a bygone era.  This offers patrons an immersive experience into the culinary heritage of Moti Mahal. Monish informed, “The rich legacy of Moti Mahal encompassing its journey has been displayed in the form of  a beautiful ambience and a historical setting.” 

The decor, inspired by the regal charm of the Mughal era, sets the stage for a journey through time, creating an ambiance that reflects the grandeur of the past. The Main restaurant has a display of news clippings showing top political persons visiting the iconic restaurant in Delhi’s Daryaganj.  

Aman Grover, Chandigarh Partner, Moti Mahal Museum Restaurant and Bar, said, “Food lovers will get to savour the trademark Moti Mahal chicken tandoori, butter chicken and dal makhani. What’s more, there are also tandoori tender kebabs, butter paneer, chicken pakora to mention a few more delights.”

“The bar has a selection of carefully crafted cocktails inspired by historical influences, allowing patrons to sip on the flavors of the bygone eras,” added Aman. 

The all new Moti Mahal Delux offers not just a meal but an exploration of the culinary legacy that has defined Moti Mahal for generations. Moti Mahal has more than 150 outlets in India and globally. In the region apart from Chandigarh the restaurant is present in cities like Bhatinda, Nawanshahr, Patiala, Ludhiana, Nabha among others. 

It is worth mentioning that this year marks a momentous occasion as Moti Mahal, India’s legendary restaurant and pioneer of Tandoori Cuisine, proudly celebrates its centenary, tracing its extraordinary journey since 1920. Established by the visionary Kundan Lal Gujral, Moti Mahal has not only become a culinary institution in India but has also garnered a global presence.  

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