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Tandoori Nights
August 23, 2013 | 12:00 AM
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Along-with the Indian Independence Day, the 15th of August offered more to celebrate in Muscat. Expectations ran high and taste buds tempted, as people waited impatiently for the 'show' to get on the road. Like many others, Mohd Rizwan Azad, an Indian expatriate in Muscat, was impatient to explore the place, going to and fro with excitement, catechizing about every other detail of the place. It was an ambrosial and aromatic affair at the grand opening ceremony of Moti Mahal Delux restaurant, at MBD.

Brought in by the 'Golden Fort Gate LLC', the restaurant is a hub of authentic north Indian cuisine, and the undisputed inventor of the 'Tandoori Cuisine'.  Ambassador of India, J.S. Mukul, inaugurated the restaurant by cutting a ribbon and releasing a culinary book on the occasion.

Having more than 150 outlets world-wide, around 5 in the Gulf region, the restaurant plans to open up at least one more branch in Muscat. "Moti Mahal is driven by the imperative mission of preserving the authenticity of true North Indian cuisine, with its trademark substratum of Punjabi-Pathani flavours. Through our expansion plans we intend not only to expand our empire, but extend the reach of the original north Indian flavors" said Monish Gujral, celebrated culinary author, chef, and MD of Moti Mahal Delux, and also the grandson of Kundan Lal Gujral, the founder of Moti Mahal. Monish released his third cookbook, 'On the Kebab Trail' during the event.


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