A trial to determine the ``birthplace of butter chicken curry'' finally begins in India.

When many people hear the word Indian curry, the first thing that comes to mind is butter chicken curry, which is made with lots of butter. There are several shops in India that claim to be the birthplace of butter chicken curry, but a lawsuit has finally begun over the right to call themselves the birthplace of butter chicken curry.

India's courts to rule on who invented butter chicken | India | The Guardian


Moti Mahal: India curry houses battle over butter chicken - BBC News

The two restaurants that will be contested in court are 'Daryaganj,' which opened in New Delhi in 2019, as well as 'Moti Mahal,' a long-established restaurant with a store in New Delhi.

The Gujral family, which runs Moti Mahal, claims that ``Butter chicken curry was invented in the 1930s by the then owner Kundan Lal Gujral to use up leftover tandoori chicken.'' Moti Mahal touts not only butter chicken curry but also the invention of tandoori chicken. You can get a good idea of what kind of store Moti Mahal is by checking the page below.

Moti Mahal, New Delhi - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor

On the other hand, Daryaganj is a relatively new restaurant that opened in 2019, but the official website states that ``The recipe for Kundan Lal Jaggi has been passed down through time,'' and the restaurant has inherited the traditional recipe. Being a person is appealing. This Kundan Lal Jagi is a chef who has worked with Kundan Lal Gujral at Moti Mahal. The owner of Daryaganj said, ``My grandfather Kundan Lal Jaggi worked with Kundan Lal Gujral before Moti Mahal moved to New Delhi in 1947.The butter chicken curry was created by the two of them working together. Therefore, Daryaganj can also claim the title of ``the birthplace of butter chicken curry.'' Furthermore, the same owner applied for a trademark for butter chicken curry in 2018.

The Gujral family, who run Moti Mahal, filed a lawsuit against Daryaganj seeking damages of $240,000 (approximately 35 million yen). The Gujrals are also seeking the right to call themselves the 'birthplace of butter chicken curry.' The next hearing in the case is scheduled to take place in May 2024, but foreign media outlet The Guardian says, ``Given the slow pace of Indian courts, the pressing issue regarding butter chicken curry is unlikely to be resolved for months or even years.'' 'It may not be possible,' he said.

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