Moti Mahal, Darya Ganj, Delhi
The birth place of THE BUTTER CHICKEN
The most hot selling single dish, in any Indian restaurant worldwide. The dish, which is also called Murgh Makhani in Hindi, is without question the most popular dish, in Indian cuisine. Its mildly spicy, creamy, savory flavor makes it more than just delicious and mouth watering. Butter chicken originated in Delhi, the capital territory of India. Moti Mahal was established in 1947, by Mr. Kundan Lal Gujral, and is the first restaurant to introduce tandoori cuisine in India. It claims to have invented the butter chicken and tandoori chicken as we know today. Located in possibly one of the most congested and arguably the most ancient parts of the capital.
So the story goes, the cooks of Moti Mahal would mix leftover marinade juices with butter and tomato, and then stew the tandoor-cooked chicken in it. It’s unlikely that they had even the faintest idea of what they had stumbled upon – that is, an internationally-loved delicacy. But it is an irrefutable truth of the world that often the best things in life are discovered quite by accident. Ultimately the dish got soo famous that they introduced it to the menu itself . Wow what a journey of BUTTER CHICKEN.
Although tasted Butter Chicken at every restaurant in India & abroad but I am finding it difficult to explain the magic of this dish, at its birthplace , except it was creamy , very creamy , had a tomato gravy and lots of butter, with juiciest pieces of roasted chicken and garnished with more butter and green chilies. As simple as it may sound, is simply THE yummiest dish of the highest level.
The rotis was crisp and the green chutney went along really well.
Recommended for a lifetime experience of Indian delicacy with unmatched taste.