Moti Mahal is a global chain of restaurants with over 120 franchises in India and around the world. Moti Mahal Delux was founded by Kundan lal Gujral, a Punjabi Hindu who migrated to Delhi after the partition of India, who is better known as the inventor of Dal Makhani and Butter Chicken. I tried the outlet which is located at Sohna Road, Gurgaon.
The place is small but they have utilized it well. The Ambience of the place is nice and the quality of furniture used is pretty decent. You have option of outside sitting as well apart from the cozy sitting inside.
They have a simple Menu with huge variety of North Indian, Mughlai and Chinese dishes to choose from. Also the prices that they have kept are not very high but are competitive. The Service that was provided to us was decent though the server was not looking much happy to serve us 😛
We had Chicken Tandoori (5/5): Full marks, perfectly marinated and flavored. Also cooked perfectly. Must try for all tandoori lovers. Afghani Chicken (4/5): Nice, creamy and cooked well but the amount of cardamom used was little more than required. Veg Salt n Pepper (4.5/5): Nice and crispy veggies topped with spring onion and spices. Paneer achari tikka (5/5): Nice and soft paneer cubes, perfectly marinated and cooked. Must try. Chicken Slat n Pepper (3.5/5): The chicken pieces were not thin and crisp as it should be and also there was too much of black pepper in it.
The Main course was the pitch perfect, everything that we had was very very good. The USP Dal Makhani and Butter chicken were aromatic and very nice. Also the Kofta masala was not like malai kofta but was very rightly spiced kofta curry. The Mutton Rogan Josh was very soft and nicely cooked. Even the Garlic Naan and Lachha Parantha were perfect. Full marks on main course.
Verdict – Even though many places have mastered the art of Dal makhani and Butter chicken but you should try them at this place where it originated. This is perfect family place with lip smacking main course and tandoori cuisine.
Ambience – 4.3/5
Food – 4.7/5
Service – 4.4/5
Value for Money – 4.2/5