Handi’s Special Afghani Chicken

HANDI, as a Restaurant visualizes creating a national repute. We recognized the need as well as the opportunity which led to the creation of selected cuisine which was in synchronization with our long term objective of making our outlets all over the country.

Here we are unveiling the secret recipe of Afghani Chicken, the prominent dish served at the Handi Restaurant!! Afghani Chicken is one of the most tantalizing and tempting dish which is also a favorite of many regular guests at Handi. Here it goes….

3 1/2 pounds chicken, cut into quarters and skin removed
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons mashed ginger paste
2 teaspoons mashed garlic paste
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 tablespoons prepared cashew nut paste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil


Wash chicken quarters and dry using a clean cloth or paper towel.

Prick chicken all over with a sharp kitchen knife and place in a bowl.

Mix lime juice, ginger, garlic, cream, cardamom, cashew nut paste, salt, pepper, and oil together in a medium bowl.

Rub chicken all over with lime mixture.

Transfer to a baking dish or large shallow bowl and marinate for 2 to 4 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat a grill to medium temperature. Grill chicken quarters for about 25 minutes or until fully cooked, turning pieces over halfway through cooking.

Your Handi’s Special Afghani Chicken is ready. Garnish with Coriender leaves and dry fruits. Serve with Tandoori roti, Pulao or Biryani…!! Do share with us whether your Afghani Biryani tasted same as that of Handi’s???

And if you don’t want to try it yourself at home, you can any day rush in to Handi Restaurant to savor the tempting Afghani Chicken… We would love to serve you  🙂

For reservations and to book your table please contact :  Arjun Kuchhal  : 9829063600


Opposite  GPO, M.I. ROAD

Jaipur  Rajasthan 302001


The Upscale Lounge in Town !

Lounge Mayaa is the newest upscale lounge in the town. We are a sleek and modern oasis, featuring contemporary bar and lavish interior. Sensual projections, full of life music, dramatic lighting accents and deep dark wood designs come together with a modern layout to give the whole place a vibe that feels simultaneously upscale and relaxed.

Thinking of meeting your friends after work? LOUNGE MAYAA is the perfect spot to do that. Open from noon to late night, the lounge features exotic cocktails and mouth watering appetizers. Pre-club martini’s, post-movie nightcaps, meeting friends or a chance to make new ones, Lounge Mayaa is your destination.

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Located in theMayaaMansion, Lounge Mayaa can be specifically tailored to any group’s needs. Special arrangements for casual get together and cozy dates can be done at any time, availability permitting. Custom proposals can also be designed upon request.

Gourmands, connoisseurs and aficionados will delight in the detail and passion that have inspired our menus. You are spoilt for choice on cocktails, mocktails or superior to premium liquors and spirits. Let our boys awe you with some of the best concoctions.

Come and Discover the bon vivant in you!

For reservations and to book your table please contact :  Arjun Kuchhal  : 9829063600


Opposite  GPO, M.I. ROAD

Jaipur  Rajasthan 302001

Where and what to eat in Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the most remarkable cities in India. This is not only because of its vibrant culture and heritage, but also because of its diverse and mouth watering cuisines. The different kinds of food available in the numerous restaurants will surely answer your question of what and where to eat in Jaipur.


Speaking of what and where to eat in Jaipur, you will surely be spoilt for choice. Whether you are looking for authentic Indian food or want to go for the Continental variety, you are sure to get what you want over here at Maya : Handi, Copper Chimney and Lounge Mayaa.

As far as Indian food is concerned, you can go for the chicken butter masala, mutton korma, shahi kebabs,  paneer tikka,  chola bhatura well served with tantalizing aromas at Handi.

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If you want a taste of Continental food in India, then you should not forget to try out the Mexican, mughlai, traditional Indian, Italian and Chinese cuisines at Copper Chimney, the best continental food restaurant in Jaipur. A large number of delicious Indian snacks are also worth trying. Some of the dishes that are worth trying include vegetable chow chow, grilled chicken, sweet corn soup, different varieties of salads and others.. All this will surely make what to eat in Jaipur a simple matter.

The Dal Batti Churma, a Rajasthani speciality, is the most popular snack of the city. The samosas, kachoris or the Mirchi Badas, which consist of thick green chilies smeared with gram flour paste and deep-fried, is a hot favorite among the locals.

Children can go for their favorite pizzas, pastas and burgers.  Those with a sweet tooth, can go for the Mawa Kachori, Ghewar and other types of sweet dishes at these restaurants. In order to refresh yourself during the hot months, do not forget the mtka kulfi and lassi.

Lounge MAYAA, is a big hit with not only the young but also the young at heart. It seems to be the preferred choice for people looking for a change from their usual, familiar evening hang outs.

There are a large number of restaurants in Jaipur. The city is filled with a large number of multi-cuisine restaurants, But Maya Group of hotels stand apart.

For reservations and to book your table please contact :  Arjun Kuchhal  : 9829063600


Opposite  GPO, M.I. ROAD

Jaipur  Rajasthan 302001

Three Restaurants to try this weekend!

Jaipur’s Dining Scene is always changing, that’s why Maya Group offers you Jaipur’s best restaurants, whether you’re into exotic grills or hearty curries .



One name that is winning accolades  since years is the Handi Restaurant in Jaipur. The Handi Restaurant, Jaipur is one of the most popular restaurants among the locals and tourists in Jaipur which also won the Best North Indian Food Restaurant award by Times. Handi was conceived in 1984. Today it is a restaurant of national repute. This fresh, imaginative and interactive all day dining concept will entice everyone to be adventurous. Since inception, showcasing the freshest produce and ingredients; this lively and approachable venue is limited only to one’s imagination.

The wide array of dishes at Handi includes the kathi kababs as one of the best delicacies here. The tender and garlicky mutton, the fresh roti along with onions and tomatoes crunched between the teeth are the most popular items here. You can even try the butter chicken, which is marinated first in yoghurt, then baked in a tandoor and cooked in a tomato curry. The Handi meat which is mutton cooked in a clay pot is quite popular. You can also relish the taste of popular Rajasthani delicacies like Aloo Bharta, Chana Dal Parantha, Churma, Daal Batti, Ghevar, Aloo Mangodi, Bhuna Kukda, Chane Jaiselmer Ke, Gatte Ka Pulao, Jaipur Ki Gajak and many others.


Copper Chimney

The Best Continental Food Restaurant award winner, Copper Chimney from the very first day of its inception has won over the hearts of the local people and the visitors. The décor of this restaurant is ethnic at the same time contemporary. The beautiful etched glass interiors add glamour to the overall decor of Copper Chimney in Jaipur. The soft and subtle lights create an ambience that is perfect for intimate dining. Don’t worry about the service here; it’s simply prompt and friendly. The professional yet humble waiters serve you at your beck and call.

The Copper Chimney restaurant in Jaipur is open from 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. In the evening the restaurant is open from 6.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Lounge Mayaa

Lounge MAYAA, is a big hit with not only the young but also the young at heart. It seems to be the preferred choice for people looking for a change from their usual, familiar evening hang outs. Done in bright shades with vibrant upholstery and soothing lights, the ambiance is warm and at the same time welcoming. The seating arrangement ensures that the guests on the next table are not breathing down your neck or eaves dropping your conversation!

There is fairly large selection of drinks that you can choose from! In addition to wines and beer, you’ll also get Mojitos, Margaritas, Martinis and cocktails like Long Island Iced Tea and Between the Sheets. Shooters Shot, mock tails and quenchers also offer wide array of concoctions for you, to choose from.

For reservations and to book your table please contact :  Arjun Kuchhal  : 9829063600


Opposite  GPO, M.I. ROAD

Jaipur  Rajasthan 302001

How to Infuse Vodka with Fresh New Flavors!!

For flavorful mixed drinks, or a simple sip, try vodka infused with seasonal fruits and herbs. Here’s how to do it.

Humans have been making and drinking alcohol for hundreds of years. But the earliest spirits weren’t exactly smooth or even palatable. (Drinkers must have been pretty cold or pretty thirsty to have reached for a glass.) Back in the day, to make drinks tastier our Eastern European comrades began flavoring vodka with anything and everything they could find, including herbs, vegetables and fruits. Pyotr Smirnov, founder of the eponymous brand, according to Linda Himelstein, author of The King of Vodka, had hundreds of recipes for flavoring his vodkas.

Thankfully the production of vodka has come a long way, but flavored versions of the spirit are, of course, still popular. Just as vodka amplifies flavors in a cocktail, it’s the perfect neutral base for making infusions. (It’s no wonder liquor store shelves are filled with dozens of different types of vodkas.) But flavoring vodka is incredibly easy and allows you to be wildly creative.

Start by filling a sealable glass jar halfway with seasonal sliced fruit, herbs or vegetables. Try these flavors for different seasons:

Winter: kumquats, Meyer lemons, oranges, tangerines and guava
Spring: cherries, kiwis, strawberries, plums and apricots
Summer: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and peaches
Fall: apples, pears, rhubarb and persimmons.

You can also use dried, unsweetened fruit that will rehydrate. (Once the vodka is ready, reserve them for cocktail garnishes.) Fresh ginger, horseradish root, herbs (like tarragon) and even tea also work well. Next fill the jar to about three-quarters with good unflavored vodka and seal it. Taste the spirit daily until you like the flavor. Once it’s ready, strain the liquid into a clean bottle. Stored in the fridge, your creation should last for a couple of weeks before losing flavor, and it will taste great in shots and cocktails. Let’s drink to your health!

Savor the delectable flavors of infused vodka with Lounge Mayaa!!

For reservations and to book a visit please contact :  Arjun Kuchhal  : 9829063600


Opposite  GPO, M.I. ROAD

Jaipur  Rajasthan 302001

India’s Most Favorite Beers !!

Almost every single time when our beer loving friends sit down to decide which is the best, the discussion eventually turns into a heated altercation. Every beer drinker seems to have his own opinions suiting their own taste buds. Beer in India, was first introduced by the British and the first Indian beer Lion, was produced back in 1820’s in Solan by an Englishman named Edward Dyer. Lion, a highly hopped ale was later switched into a lager, a trend emulated by other breweries making Indian beer market predominantly lager based. Beer inIndia comes in two strengths –Mild (4-5%) and strong (6-8%) mostly lager. Very earnestly, We have tried to make a list of Indian and international beers which according to many are pretty famous in Indian populace and have their own cult followings.


Is arguably the most famous and admired beer brand in India. Widely available, The King of Good Times is a name synonymous with airline and lifestyle industry. Kingfisher strong caters to what an Indian beer drinker demands, a bottle or two to make the feet dwindle. A super strong variant of the regular, with alcohol content not exceeding 8%, is a perfect example of good marketing for a product. Dark yellow in appearance, one can sniff the phenolic smell, indicating a “good” alcohol level. Sweet in taste, froth disappears immediately after pouring, ruining the culinary skills. Overall, an average drink with a hint of malt and fervent carbonation. It’s the most selling strong category brand along withHayward’s 5000-another interesting brew.







Kingfisher Premium

With its light, smooth texture Kingfisher Premium is quite generous on your taste buds, perfectly suited to the Indian summers. With a smoky malt aroma, it goes down really well with spicy Indian delicacies as if it was designed to compliment Indian food.  And the best thing about this beer is that it is never too hard on you- one is always lingering somewhere on the threshold of getting drunk. A top favorite, it’s a refreshing anytime beer to quench your thirst. Try it out with Tandoori chicken, masala salad or peanut masala on a cool summer evening. Bliss!!!

Haywards 5000 

Is not a beer for those having a refined palate. It’s one hell of a stallion from the famous league of “super strong stables” that Indian beer industry has to offer. The iconic brand by Sab- Miller, it’s a symbol of masculinity and has full express train in Mumbai named after it. It has a hazy yellow color, with good froth retention and practically no signs of lacing. Mouth feel is pretty watery and the flavor is something in between a corn syrup and a cough syrup. Still it’s the largest selling beer inIndiain terms of consumption. Strange, but true.

There are two other variants –Hayward’s 2000, relatively lighter and somehow better than 5000. The other oneHayward’s black, deserves a special mention as it’s the first stout beer brewed inIndia. With excellent head retention and thick texture, it is best served at 10 to 12 degree Celsius.

A sweet, malty flavored brew with black-brown color, it is worth a try. Mouthful indeed!!!


Is produced under the license of Sab-Miller in India. Almost every Indian knows Foster’s thanks to some hilarious ye aussie advertisements. Foster’s is ideal for people who enjoy light bitter beer, barbecuing and a laidback lifestyle. Very crisp , clear golden yellow texture with a distinctive aroma of sun dried malt , Foster’s is truly one of the best beers available in India. Look out for the Art of Chilling events organized by Foster’s. All in all, a good beer to hold while “bird watching”.

Royal Challenge

Ladies and gentlemen, here’s your winner. Probably one of the most underrated beers in India; it has everything a crisp refreshing beer has to offer. A mild beer brewed with chosen malts for longer durations, it has “that edge” over other Indian beer – perfect froth retention, sticky lacing and a very smooth taste with rich honey golden color. Definitely a beer connoisseur’s choice and not for the masses. Astoundingly good!!!

Kalyani Black 

Is an exceptional brew famous in West Bengal andSouthern India. Highly flavored with spicy hops, this clear golden beer has the right punch to knock you off. Goes really well with Bengali fish curry and rice.


Entered the Indian market in 2008 and since then it has launched two other beers including Tuborg and Palone. Since its advent, it has completely changed the Indian mindset about their beer choice. The quality of the beer is giving big time jitters to the traditional Indian beer companies. Lightly malt with grainy flavor, a good commercial beer if not great.

Budweiser and Heineken


Budweiser is a very watery, thin beer with flavor of rice. Extremely fizzy, it’s the most famous American beer selling in India. No wonder, its popularity is increasing day by day. As far as Heineken is concerned; it’s still out of the reach of common Indian. Nevertheless, it has its own cult following.

Castle Lager and Tiger


These are lesser known beers inIndiabut it would be highly unfair on my part not to include them in the list. As an ardent beer lover, I found these two beers most enticing for what they have to offer is a light smooth taste that you cherish as long as it remains in your mouth. Castle Lager has bagged the award for “best bottled lager” and Tiger is undoubtedly the best Asian beer with international accolades. These two are heroes behind the scenes.

Tasty Concoction Cocktails!!

Here are some super cool cocktails served at Maya: handi, Copper Chimney and Lounge Mayaa!!

Now you can try them at home and enjoy the tranquil tastes served at Lounge Mayaa!!

Here it goes…..

Sparkling Sunrise

– 45 ml Vodka

– 10 ml Sparkling Wine

– 5 ml simple syrup

– 20 ml Orange Juice

Mix all ingredients, except for sparkling wine, in a cocktail shaker with ice and serve in a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist. And “Share” this Sparkling Sunrise with your loved one !

Berry Sweetheart

It’s a mix of cranberry and apple juices with a little honey for sweetness.

45ml Smirnoff vodka

30ml cranberry juice

30ml apple juice

15ml honey/sugar syrup

Fill mug with ice. Pour in Smirnoff over ice. Add in honey /sugar syrup stir well top with half soda half sprite. And its ready!

Try these amazing cocktails this weekend at home and share your experience with us !!