Kundan Lal Gujral

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Kundan Lal Gujral (c.1902 – 1997) was an Indian chef and restaurateur. He invented several Indian dishes which have since become popular worldwide, including butter chicken,[2]tandoori chicken and dal makhani.[3][4][5][6] He was the founder of the restaurant chain Moti Mahal Delux.[7]

Early life[edit]

Kundan Lal Gujral was born in c.1902 to Diwan Chand Gujral and Maya Devi in Chakwal District of Undivided PunjabBritish India.[8] His only brother Chunni Lal died at the age of 18 due to Pneumonia. His father was a cloth merchant. Kundan Lal Gujral completed his matriculation in India ( now Pakistan ). In c.1920 he started working at a small eatery called Moti Mahal, owned by Mokha Singh Lamba in PeshawarPakistan. He married Ram Prakash Devi and was blessed with a son, Nand Lal Gujral on 26 November 1935.

In 1947, during the partition of India he migrated with his family to India and settled in Delhi. He then went on to start an eatery by the name of Moti Mahal in DaryaganjDelhi.

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