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Moti Mahal

A Name that Spells Exhilaration and Satisfaction

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Innovators of Flavour

Since 103 Years

Best Restaurant Franchise in India

We are Moti Mahal

The Inventor of Lip-smacking Butter Chicken and Dal Makhani


The culinary powerhouse Moti Mahal has a long history of introducing mouthwatering Indian cuisine to the rest of the globe. It all began with Kundan Lal Gujral, a visionary chef who dug a tandoor (traditional clay oven) in the midst of his restaurant, revolutionising the culinary scene. This action ushered in Moti Mahal and gave the world its first taste of Peshawari food, notably the renowned Tandoori Chicken.

Moti Mahal was a little presence in Delhi until Kundan Lal Gujral's passion and knowledge transformed it into a global enterprise and changed how people worldwide enjoy Indian food. Authentic Indian flavours are now associated with delectable meals like Butter Chicken and Dal Makhani, which were invented by Moti Mahal.

Why Choose Moti Mahal?

Our dedication to maintaining the original flavours of Mughlai and Indian food is what distinguishes Moti Mahal. Each meal at Moti Mahal is specifically chosen to highlight the authentic flavours of India. In order to create a dining experience that conveys you to the heart of Desi India, our culinary staff mixes centuries-old recipes, traditional cooking methods, and the freshest ingredients.

Making Moti Mahal your dining destination guarantees a top-notch culinary experience. Here are a few reasons why Moti Mahal should be your go-to destination for authentic Indian cuisine:

Authentic Indian & Mughlai Cuisine:

The Indian and Mughlai cuisine of Moti Mahal is well-known for its authenticity. We are proud to retain the long-standing culinary customs of our nation. To provide an extraordinary dining experience that embraces the variety and brightness of Indian flavours, each recipe is made with care and attention to detail.

Pioneers in Food Industry Quality:

For more than a century, Moti Mahal has been a food industry pioneer. Over the course of our 103-year history, we have consistently increased the standard for excellence. We place a high priority on excellence in all facets of our business, from obtaining the freshest ingredients to upholding exacting cleanliness standards. You can be sure that you will be enjoying the very best Indian cuisine when you choose to dine at Moti Mahal.

The Trust of 103 Years:

With a history spanning more than 103 years, Moti Mahal has gained the respect and trust of its clients. Our dedication to providing first-rate dining experiences has made a long-lasting imprint on our visitors' palates and hearts. You can count on Moti Mahal to sustain your trust and surpass your expectations each time you come.

In addition to taking you on a gastronomic adventure, Moti Mahal also immerses you in India's friendly warmth and rich culture. Our restaurants are living examples of India's warmth, history, and legacy. At Moti Mahal , we offer a completely immersive dining experience by embracing a rich tapestry of tastes, scents, and traditions enjoyed for centuries.

FOCM (Franchise Owned and Company Managed):

Moti Mahal, works on a concept which is franchise owned and company managed. This concept has been created to ease the Franchisee from getting stuck in day to day operations and its now on the company to create such systems and be a part of operation to minimise the risk of failure and higher returns to the Franchisee. Making Moti Mahal being the only brand in food industry to work on this model. There are several Brands under the umbrella of Moti Mahal which are MM Cafe, Moti Mahal Barbecues and China Wall. To know more enquire with us.

The honour of bringing the real taste of Indian food to the globe belongs to Moti Mahal. We are credited with inventing famous foods like Dal Makhani and Butter Chicken. We continue to be committed to our ideals in light of our 103-year history, making every meal at Moti Mahal one to remember.

The Man Behind Moti Mahal

Mr. Kundan Lal Gujral

Meet the man who invented lip smacking butter chicken, paneer makhani, Tandoori chicken, and Dal Makhani that we all love. Kundan Lal Gujral started Moti Mahal in order to take the authentic taste of Indian cuisines to all over the world. Kundan Lal Gujral was known for his passion towards food and gracious hospitality.

There is an epic story behind today's well established brand "Moti Mahal". No one could have thought that establishment of a small roadside dhaba could change the face of Indian food. Kundan Lal Gujral's dedicated efforts are undoubtedly responsible for the current success of Moti Mahal.

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Extending the Frontiers of

Great Indian Taste All Over the World


Shri Kundan Lal Gujral came to Delhi as a refugee, but he changed the face of Indian cooking forever. The tandoori trail that began at a roadside dhaba in Daryaganj went on to serve delicious food to stalwarts all over the world. Moti Mahal speciality was a must for PM Nehru's banquets, dinners, and meals for all political meetups. Moti Mahal was the first venue where dignitaries used to visit to sample innovative Indian cuisine.

Some of the famous dignitaries who Visited Moti Mahal on all their visits included Shah of Iran, US president Richard Nixon, Jackeline Kennedy, Canadian prime minister Trudeau, King of Nepal, Soviet leaders Alexei Kosygin, Nikolai Bulganin, Zulfikar Bhutto etc.

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FAQs: Moti Mahal

Who founded Moti Mahal?

Kundan Lal Gujral, a remarkable culinary pioneer who popularised Tandoori Chicken and turned Moti Mahal into a culinary sensation, founded Moti Mahal.

What type of food does Moti Mahal offer?

Traditional Mughlai and Indian food is what Moti Mahal specialises in. Various vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals, such as Tandoori Chicken, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, Biryani, and Kebabs, are available on the menu. The broad and savoury spectrum of Indian food is something that Moti Mahal takes great satisfaction in exhibiting.

What is Moti Mahal famous for?

Butter Chicken and Dal Makhani are two of Moti Mahal's signature dishes. These dishes represent Moti Mahal's heritage in food culture.

Which food was invented by Moti Mahal?

Moti Mahal was the one who invented the meal known as tandoori chicken. Kundan Lal Gujral introduced the world to the smoky, succulent aromas of Tandoori Chicken by excavating a tandoor right in the middle of his restaurant.

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+91-97111 15223

Moti Mahal Group of Restaurants

17/1 Kalkaji, Near Deshbandhu Collge - 110019.

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