Moti Mahal

Moti Mahal

3704 Netaji Subhash Marg, Darya Ganj, Delhi, 110002

This restaurant chain, with dozens of franchised locations throughout Delhi and other cities, claims to have invented the world-renowned Indian dish, butter chicken. Starting in 1920, the chain’s founder began cooking Mughlai-style dishes and roasting meats in hot clay tandoori ovens. Butter chicken is available by the full or half bird, and seating options include the simple (but air-conditioned) indoor dining room or patio tables in an open-air courtyard. High-profile visitors like Richard Nixon and former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi have dined at this location, which opened in 1947.

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