North Indian cuisine is a very important part of Indian cuisine, from the regions of North India, which includes a major part of India, covering states like: Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Delhi and West-Central Uttar Pradesh (Awadh and Braj).

There are a number of variations in North Indian cuisine depending on the region and its background like: Awadhi, Bihari, Bhojpuri, Kumauni, Cuisine of Kashmir, Mughlai, Punjabi, Rajasthani and Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh. Out of all these cuisines, there are a few dishes that are common amongst the people of all regions. A certain dishes have been listed or chosen as comfort food or favourites, if I say so.


Delhi has its own North Indian specialties and Butter Chicken happens to be one of them. You get this particular dish almost everywhere and with all these places making their version of Butter Chicken, it makes all the more fascinating to try it. But some restaurants remain an all time favourites like Moti Mahal Deluxe.

Butter Chicken or murgh makhani is an Indian dish which has its roots in Punjab cuisine. It’s a dish of chicken in mildly spiced curry sauce. Apparently this dish was developed by Moti Mahal restaurant in Delhi.

Moti Mahal is a chain of restaurants with over 120 franchises in India and around the world. Moti Mahal waa founded in 1920 in Peshawar, Pakistan. It was the first to introduce tandoori cuisine, butter chicken and dal makhani to the world.

The story of Moti Mahal dates back to c. 1920 when Mokha Singh Lamba started a small eatery in Peshawar, Pakistan. Kundan Lal Jaggi worked for Mokha Singh in Peshawar, Pakistan. Moti Mahal was the first to dig up a tandoor right in the middle of the eatery and since then Peshawar was introduced to the culinary art of tandoori chicken by them. This was a success and soon there was in demand for Tandoori at social gatherings and wedding feasts where they would use an improvised tandoor.

Being a Delhite and a true foodie I happen to have foodpanda App in my phone for those last minute food cravings and I can vouch for the delivery and quality of food prepared by Moti Mahal, especially their Butter Chicken. The quality is not compromised and so is the quantity. Both the things are maintained in the delivery and you will feel as good as eating in their restaurant.

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