Monish Gujral Unveils A Moti Mahal cook book – ON THE KEBAB TRAIL

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Create the Moti Mahal magic in your own home

New Delhi, 22nd March 2013

A glamorous and high powered Sufi evening was unfolded recently as Monish Gujral talked about the fine art of making perfect Kebab. The evening kicked off with the unveiling of book ON THE KEBAB TRAIL by Monish Gujral.The book was unveiled by Chief Guest Master Chef Vikas Khanna.The evening was also followed by Ghazals by Farid Hasan.The event was attended by Actor Jas Arora, entrepreneur Vandy Mehra, Artist Puja Bahri, Ala Madhu , entrepreneur Rajan Madhu, Vikram Bahri, designer Samant Chauhan to name a few….

The event took place at Ampitheater, India habitat Centre, Lodhi Road.

About ON THE KEBAB TRAIL

In On The Kebab Trail, Monish Gujral, of Motimahal , travels the world in search of the most delectable kebabs, providing some rare family recipes along the way. Here are Turkish clay – pot kebabs, Kashmiri Tabak Mas and Arabian hamburgers. And here are all the definitive recipes for all the classic Indian kebabs – Kakori, Pasanda, Boti and Gilafi.Withvegetarian and fish options, this will be a classic cookbook.

About Monish Gujral

A restaurateur, Award winning Author, Food Columnist, A celebrity Chef and Tv Show host.Monish Gujral is custodian of the Moti Mahal brand, and Managing Director of the Moti Mahal Delux Management Services, an international chain of restaurants and franchises across India and the world. With an illustrious 93 -year old history, Moti Mahal can justly claim to be the representative face of North Indian cuisine across continents.
He has launched Motimahal Delux Tandoori Trail restaurant concept as a tribute to his Legendary Grand Father Kundan Lal Gujral which he has expanded into a global chain
Monish is credited with the trailblazing turn-around of Moti Mahal, 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 Indian food.

A traditionalist, Monish has remained true to the signature dishes that made Moti Mahal a legend, while reinventing the dining experience into one that is exciting and avant garde to suit modern sensibilities. Within a short span of 7 years when he assumed control of the family-run enterprise , Monish has expanded the Company holdings from 4 restaurants in Delhi to more than a 100 outlets chain .He now envisages doubling that number over the next 5 years, and also diversifying into other segments of the food market.

This expansion is driven not simply by a desire to establish an empire, but by the imperative mission to preserve the authenticity of true North Indian cuisine, with its trademark substratum of Punjabi-Pathani flavours. With a world hungry for Indian curries and tandoori preparations, it is increasingly important that these dishes should cross cultures and borders without losing their distinctive nuances and sub-notes. Standardization, quality and consistency are the hallmark of every Moti Mahal in the world. In Monish’s words, “This cuisine is a tradition to follow, a culture to preserve and a legacy to inherit”.
Monish Gujral inherits his passion for culinary integrity from his grandfather Kundan Lal Gujral, who conceived, created and gave the world one of its most beloved cuisines –Tandoori Cuisine. Shri Kundan Lal migrated from Peshawar to Delhi during the Partition of the Subcontinent, and set up the first Moti Mahal in 1947 , which went on to become the stuff of legend in his own lifetime.

It was in these kitchens and under the close tutelage of his grandfather, that the young Monish , at the age of 17, learned the traditions, recipes and practices that today continue to be the bed-rock of the impeccable Moti Mahal culture worldwide.

First chef from India to be invited to Le cordon Bleu to demonstrate in Paris. Monish is credited with the trailblazing turn-around of Moti Mahal, 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 Indian food. A traditionalist, Monish has remained true to the signature dishes that made Moti Mahal a legend, while reinventing the dining experience into one that is exciting and avant garde to suit modern sensibilities.

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