By Monish Gujral

Taste the original mouth watering delicacies at Tandoori Trail

The legacy of Kundan Lal Gujral– Founder of Motimahal (1920) – the inventor of Tandoori Chicken , Butter Chicken and Dal Makhani has now trailed to the United States of America -Tandoori Trail.


Only a few chefs in the history of gastronomy have been credited for inventing a cuisine or even a dish-Kundan Lal Gujral is one of them. He put the Indian cuisine on the world’s culinary map. The India – Pakistan partition forced great chefs to move to India. This led to the emergence of a new culinary chapter. One such man was Kundan Lal Gujral, who started Moti Mahal in 1920 in Peshawar.

Visiting Delhi and not going to Moti Mahal is like going to Agra and not visiting the Taj Mahal’ “Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to the Shah of Iran who was on an official visit to India.

Kundan Lal Gujral was an innovator in Indian cuisine, and his Moti Mahal restaurant became a legend in its own lifetime. This title showcases a range of recipes, some inherited and some a result of experimentation by the author.

Pickling is one of the oldest and healthiest methods of preserving and consuming vegetables and fruits. Pickles are usually fermented in a way that they aid digestion and improve gut bacteria.