“Authentic Dinner” says Trip Advisor about Handi

One of the oldest and the most favorite food joint of Jaipur; Handi Restaurant undoubtedly offers the most scrumptious barbecue dishes and Mughlai cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. In the evenings a deliciously tempting smoky kebab stall sets up at the entrance to the restaurant which is more of a treat especially in winters.

The following are the reviews of Handi by the world’s largest travel site; Trip Advisor.

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Sweeten your taste buds with Til Ki Chakki on Lohri and Makar Sakranti

Lohri and Makar Sakranti are two very auspicious occasions celebrated in various parts of India.

Lohri is a bonfire festival which celebrates the harvesting of the Rabi (winter) crops and people give in to relaxing and enjoying the traditional folk songs and dances.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated when Sun moves to the Northern Hemisphere. This day marks the termination of winter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season. Prayers are offered to God Sun for good health, wealth and for good crop, and this day is celebrated by kite flying in various parts of the country where it is celebrated with a lot of zeal and fervor.

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As we all know, every occasion in India is incomplete without some special dishes or food items for that day. Different kind of special dishes are also made on these colorful and joyous occasions of Makar Sakranti and Lohri.

This lip-smacking healthy sweet recipe is perfect as a crunchy afternoon snack and will make your days sweeter and tastier 🙂

Til Ki Chikki

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Ingredients

  • Black Sesame Seeds or Kala Til (1/2 cup)
  • Jaggery or gur – grated (1/4 cup)
  • Thinly Sliced Almonds (1/2 cup)
  • Ghee (1 tsp)
  • Ghee for greasing

Added Detail

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 10

Procedure

1. Over a medium flame, lightly roast the sesame seeds for a few minutes or until the light brown in color.

2. Once done, keep the seeds aside to cool and then repeat the process with the almonds.

3. Grease the back of a flat plate with a little ghee and keep it aside.

4. Next, in a pan, heat the ghee and then add the jaggery.

5. Simmer under low flame until the entire jaggery melts and caramelizes such that it forms a hard ball when you place a drop in cold water.

6. Once the jaggery is melted, mix it thoroughly with the roasted seeds and almonds.

7. Next, pour the entire mixture over the greased plate and roll it into thin sheets with the help of a greased rolling pin.

Allow it to cool for some time and then cut it into square pieces.

Have a zealous Lohri and a colorful Makar Sakranti !!

“Times Food and Night Life Awards 2013” : Handi and Copper Chimney win “Best North Indian” and “Best Continental”

“Part of a secret of success in life is to eat what you like”. Food has always been a necessity of life but what if it becomes an obsession. Rajasthan has always been rich in food varieties from traditional to continental, from Mughlai to Rajasthani, from a cup of coffee to a refreshing cocktail. Jaipur has all to offer.

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Not very often do we see people from the glamour, corporate and literary world, coming together to celebrate food but Last Night, the Pink City witnessed one of the India’s biggest Food Oscars – the night that celebrated best chefs, the best restaurateurs, the best bartenders and the best food… The Jaipur Times Food Awards 2013.

It is a great pleasure to announce that “Handi” and “Copper Chimney” has won this prestigious award under the “Best North Indian” and “Best Continental”categories respectively.

Mrs Rashmi Kuchhal, Mr Arjun Kuchhal and Mr Kunal Kuchhal received the award.

“Times Food and Night Life Awards Jaipur” is the product of The Times of India, also known as the “Food Oscars” was organized at Le Meridien, Jaipur on 4th January 2013.  ‘The Times Food Guide 2013′ was unveiled by the famous actor who is known for his remarkable acting in ‘Aamir’ and now ready with his new thriller movie ‘Table No. 21’, Rajeev Khandelwal.