ON THE BUTTER CHICKEN TRAIL
WINNER OF THE GOURMAND BEST COOK BOOK IN THE WORLD 2008-2009 IN EASY RECIPE CATEGORY
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. From the famed kitchens of the legendary Moti Mahal restaurant comes The Moti Mahal Cookbook: On the Butter Chicken Trail, replete with the original recipes of their signature dishes. Kundan Lal Gujral, the founder of Moti Mahal, not only created the tandoori chicken, he invented the makhani gravy “the mother of North Indian gravies” to transform the succulent tandoori chicken into the delectable butter chicken, a star staple of the Moti Mahal repertoire. Chicken tikka masala followed and Indian cuisine was on the world map. These recipes along with a plethora of popular new dishes recently introduced in the restaurant as well as a wide range of vegetarian dishes, have been selected by Monish Gujral, Kundan Lal’s grandson. With a special focus on kabab recipes, be they of chicken, mutton, seafood, cottage cheese or vegetables, this book is a must-buy for those who cannot resist recreating the Moti Mahal magic at home. Recipes include: Murgh makhani (Butter chicken for the strong hearted) Kesari dum murg (Slow-cooked saffron chicken) Pasanda kabab (Lamb escalope) Chatpatté pudina chaamp (Tangy lamb chops) Malai paneer tikka masala (Cottage cheese kabab in a rich tomato gravy) Khatta meetha paneer shahi tikka (Sweet and sour cottage cheese kabab) Pindi chana (Rawalpindi chickpeas) Dhania pomfret tandoori (Coriander-flavoured tandoori pomfret) Garlic prawns Tandoori trout Tandoori bharwan khumb (Stuffed tandoori mushrooms) Khatta meetha baingan (Sweet and sour aubergine) Palak makai malai (Spinach and corn in a creamy gravy) Kathal Punjabi pulao (Jackfruit pulao) Badaam halwa (Sweet almond dessert)
ON THE KEBAB TRAIL
WINNER OF THE GOURMAND BEST COOK BOOK IN THE WORLD IN THE FOREIGN RECIPE COOK BOOK 2013-14
The kebab is one of India’s— and the world’s—most beloved foods. In On the Kebab Trail, Monish Gujral, grandson of the founder of the Moti Mahal chain of restaurants, the legendary Kundan Lal Gujral, 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 the definitive recipes of all the classic Indian kebabs—kakori, pasanda, boti, gilafi. Including vegetarian and fish kebabs, and recipes for chutneys and breads, On the Kebab Trail is the ultimate indulgence for all kebab lovers.
MOTI MAHAL’S TANDOORI TRAIL