Food review: Moti Mahal Deluxe


Moti Mahal Deluxe

Branch: A-23, NH-8, Mahipalpur Extension

You associate this high-end eatery with sumptuous food, lavish interiors and warm hospitality. Highly popular with many bigwigs in political and biz circles, Moti Mahal’s greatest claim to fame are its signature cuisines, tandoori chicken, butter chicken and dal makhni. The legend is that Nehru was so impressed with Kundan Lal’s (founder of Moti Mahal chain of restaurants) dishes that Moti Mahal became a permanent fixture in all his state banquets.

The new outlet at Mahipalpura (there are 120 outlets in India), nestled in a tranquil setting, is the extension of larger-than-life brand that Moti Mahal has become. The dimly-lit space with soft music in background, and aroma filled in air is enough to stir your taste buds. As you start digging into eclectic cuisines, you can see the photographs of Kundan Lal and his grandson Monish Gujral with the likes of Jawaharalal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and APJ Kalam peeping overhead. “Our eatery is thronged by politicos across the political divide. Food blurs the lines,” says Gujral.

The food is highly spiced and delicious. Even after you are done with main cuisines followed by desserts, your tummy craves for more. Except for being tad expensive, this eatery is a must try.


About Zafar Mehdi
Maverick journalist, irreverent rebel, travel freak, cricket junkie, reluctant fundamentalist, student of life, dreamer, believer.

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