Our Book Of Stories

With four decades of creating memories, Rang Mahal is rich with colourful anecdotes. Unravel the stories that make up the legacy.

Ganesh
In ancient scriptures, Ganesh and his younger brother were asked to compete in a race around the world. The younger one dutifully set off on his quest, while Ganesh simply walked around his parents, saying that they were his World. Ganeshji, also known as the elephant god brings happiness, positivity, wisdom, and abundance into our lives. 

Dating back to 1971 when Rang Mahal was first established, a Ganesh statue has stood by the doors of our restaurant, wishing all our guests and friends a happy, rewarding and prosperous life.

Homemade Cottage Cheese
It all began when our head chef started hunting for the perfect cottage cheese, or paneer. He searched high and low, tried an endless number of different brands claiming to have the best paneer. He even flew down to different parts of India in the tiresome quest to locate good quality paneer that would excite our guests.

Finally he decided to take matters into his own hands and make his own flawless paneer - the distinctly soft buttery texture and the cheesy aroma, accompanied with a spiced tangy gravy. We have been proudly serving our homemade paneer at all of our establishments since.

Pots from Rajasthan
Rani, a single mother of two living in a small village in Northern Rajasthan named Shekhawati, tirelessly uses her magical hands to sculpt and carve brass and copper pots. Her vessels have been used to store rice, fermented pickles, lentils, and grains.

Her dedication and entrepreneurial spirit shines bright through the twenty one pots and vases we have bought from her and showcased in Rang Mahal. Her two children are currently studying in school. One desires to become a pilot and the other a teacher.

Namaste
At Rang Mahal, we practice the beautiful act of greeting one another with a ‘namaste’. We believe that when we fold our hands into a prayer and welcome each other, we show respect, love, friendship and humility. ‘Namaste’ literally means “I bow to you”. When we graciously lower our heads, we negate and reduce our ego, recognizing and honouring that we are all equal beings made by the same God.

Madhubani Art
Exactly eleven months after meeting the artist Mr. Chanda Bhushan himself, our piece of art is finally complete. The painting mounted in our private dining room was intricately designed especially for our guests to appreciate the slowly-dying art form called Madhubani.

Traditionally made by household women in villages, the Madhubani paintings are made using natural dyes on handmade paper, and set with a thin layer of cow dung to stop the ink from spreading. Often painted using only twigs, leaves, and fingers, this art form is a slow, detailed and an immaculate process.