Kundan Lal Gujral awarded for inventing Tandoori chicken by civil aviation minister (IATO Function)

We are proud of our founder Mr Kundan LalGujral who established Motimahal in 1920 in Peshawar (undivided India ) and introduced Tandoori chicken and butter chicken to the world .

Today on world tourism day we remember his contribution to the Indian Culinary and his contribution in tourism . He placed India on the World culinary map .

Motimahal is the story of the man and a recipe that revolutionised India cooking .Recipe was Tandoori chicken and the man was Kundan Lal Gujral .

Kundan was not yet ready to rest on his laurels but ventured again to introduce Butter chicken and Dal Makhani .Not only this , he innovated fried chicken and made a secret blend to make crispy Chicken Pakora .

On the release function in 2005 ,of the first official cook book of Motimahal auhored by Monish Gujral as a tribute to his legendary Grand Fahters illustrious Culinary Journey. Mr Arun Jaitly , then the Minister of Commerce and Industry & Law and Justice said theMotimahals chicken Pakora was much better than the KFC fried chicken

We salute the father of Tandoori cuisine Mr Kundan Lal Gujral on the WORLD TOURISM DAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2020




Monish Gujral

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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