Handi Meat – An Absolute Temptation

Experimenting with food is always valid as you never know that it might give a new taste and look to the original one.

One such dish to which the well renowned Handi Restaurant, Jaipur is synonymous to is the Handi Meat. Been one of the specialties of Handi, this dish is cooked with a special procedure. This dish is cooked on low charcoal for hours, thus totally in true Rajasthani style 😉 Being on fire for long, the mutton soaks in all the spices and masala, giving it its rich and real taste to the dish.

Jaipur’s Best Non-Veg Restaurant

Relish the flavors of Handi Meat at Handi restaurant as you’ll find the dish served; clean in just a blink of your eyes. 😉

For bookings & reservations:
HANDI RESTAURANT
OPP.GPO, M.I. ROAD
Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan – India
Tel:+91-141-2372275,2364839
Fax:+91-141-23608889.
Mob:+91-0-98290-63600
18, Gautam Marg, Vaishali Nagar,
Jaipur-302021, Rajasthan – India
Tel:+91-141-4016200
Mob:+91-0-98290-63600

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Kebabs Craving!

Kebabs have been an integral part of Awadhi cuisine. The kebabs in Awadhi cuisine are grilled on the chullahs and are also known as Chullah Kebabs.
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Though there are not as many varieties available for vegetarians in kebabs, but non – vegetarian have a plethora of mouth – melting kebabs. Kebabs are cooked with very gentle and mild flavors but are served with green coriander chutney and lemon wedges to add that tanginess to the taste buds.
With Hara Bhara Kebab and Paneer Kathi Kabab only for vegetarians, there is a vast variety offered to the non – vegetarians like Seekh Kebab, Afghani Seekh Kebab, Kakori Kebab, Chicken Seekh Kebab, Shami Kebab, but Galouti Kebab remains a hit among all the food lovers.
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So, if you are in Jaipur, Handi Restaurant is surely a place where you can gorge on some rich, creamy, mouthwatering kebab preparations.

5 Must Have Snacks On Holi!

It’s just a day left for holi 🙂 Holi is the time to relish some delightful cocktails and special snacks and sweets made especially for this festival. We have here 5 foods without which Holi might seem to be incomplete 🙂

  1. Thandai

Cool, milky , rich with dry fruits – Thandai finds its place on the festival of colors due to certain scientific reasons. With the summers approaching, people usually pick for cool, chilled drinks. Bhaang is one important part of Holi which is served while mixing in thandai.

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  1. Gujiya

A special sweet to add a sweet tooth to the festivities is Gujiya. With a wide variety of Gujiya available, they give a unique and special taste to fill your mouth.

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  1. Dahi Vadas

Dahi vadas though have become the most served dish today which is available throughout the year was served especially during spring summer season as it was said to had a cooling effect for the body. But it doesn’t matter, enjoy this curdilicious delicacy of Dahi Vadas this Holi 😉

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  1. Kanjhi Vada

A special chaat made to ease digestion, Kanjhi Vada is a spicy tangy snack. It is made especially on holi giving a perfect sweet and sour taste to your mouth.

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  1. Shakkar paras and Namak paras

Easy to make at home, shakkar paras and namak paras are all time favorite and best treat to munch all day while playing Holi.

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Dum Biryani Prepared From The Magic Of Slow Cooking

The well known cooking technique – Dum Pukht, that is cooking the dish with steam until it matures, is said to be an innovation of the Nawab of Awadh. Being on fire – sealed with dough though it takes hours and hours to prepare, but the aroma keeps everyone waiting to relish the flavors of the dish.

Here’s a recipe of one of the most famous dish – Dum Biryani, which has evolved from the lands of Mughals.

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Ingredients

  • Mutton – 1 kg
  • Ghee – 75 gms
  • Jeera – 1 ½ tsp
  • Dalchini – 4 pieces
  • Doda elaichi – 4 pieces
  • Onions – 3 medium (thinly sliced)
  • Rice – 500 gms
  • Tej Patta – 4 pieces
  • Salt to taste

Method

Soak the rice in water for an hour. Meanwhile, boil mutton with half the quantity of tej patta, dalchini, jeera and some salt. Strain and keep aside. Heat the ghee, add doda elaichi( cardamom) and the rest of jeera, dalchini (cinnamon) to it.

Add the sliced onions, stir till color changes. Add rice (after draining water), salt, strained stock and bring it to a boil. Cook on dum till the rice is fluffy and well done. Serve with some curd to relish its taste best 😉

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So, head to Handi Restaurant to savor succulent and aromatic delicacies cooked in the traditional style 🙂

HANDI RESTAURANT

OPP.GPO, M.I. ROAD
Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan – India

18, Gautam Marg, Vaishali Nagar,
Jaipur-302021, Rajasthan – India

 

 

Recalling The Traditional Art Of Slow Cooking

Getting back to the olden days when the traditional method of slow cooking was practiced in the royal kitchens of the Nawabs of Awadh. The magic behind the deliciousness and mouthwatering delicacies of the Awadhi cuisine is the traditional art of slow cooking, known as Dum Pukht, where the dish is cooked until it matures completely.

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Handi, around heavy bottomed utensil was normally used and it was made a point to seal the utensil with a dough known as purdah or veil so as the moisture and flavors are retained in the dish. The reason behind the style of slow cooking is roasting and proper maturing of the prepared dish and sustains the flavors and aroma.

The two most relished dishes made by this fragile technique of slow cooking are Dal Makhani and Dum Biryani. These dishes are cooked for hours and hours to get the best results.

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So, come down to Handi to taste these yummy dishes and resist the temptation to peek every time the lid is opened and smell the subtle flavors and aromas.

Open the doors of Handi Restaurant,

Opp. GPO, MI Road, Jaipur

 

The Times Food And Nightlife Awards Bring Accolades To The Woman Behind Handi

The Pink city witnessed a successful night for all foodies last night at the Times Food and Nightlife Awards 2016.

With a mission to pamper the guests with tasty, authentic and hygienic food, the woman behind Handi – Rashmi Kuchhal surely needs glorious accolades. We feel ecstatic and extremely proud of her being awarded as the Best Restaurateur who welcomes everyone at Handi Restaurant, Jaipur with immense warmth and makes them feel at home.

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Pic- Rashmi Kuchhal receiving the Best Restaurateur Award by actress Rama Pandey

 

Rashmi Kuchhal narrated the story because of which she stands here. “For a moment, I was pushed back 34 years when Shashi & I started Handi. The years flashed by in a series of pictures of dreams, happiness, sacrifice, pain, love, anguish and joy.
Today, I have received this award for my father who taught me the true meaning of hospitality and my mother who guided me to be a businessperson first and the woman later.
My sons, daughters- in- laws, and friends; each one of you have been a part of this journey. The wonderful staff at Handi and my beloved precious customers of Handi – today each one of you stand by me.
I would not have reached here without the unflinching support and guidance of my dear friend Gurinder”.

 

Receiving the award from the Grammy winning Hindustani Classical instrumentalist- Vishwa Mohan Bhatt at Hotel Marriot, Jaipur (L-R, Kunal Kuchhal, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Rashmi Kuchhal and Arjun Kuchhal)

 

It’s through her right guidance that Handi Restaurant has been consistently winning the Best North Indian in Casual Dining at the Times Food and Nightlife Awards. The event was enlightened as there was a stall to relish the Handi delicacies and indulge in the victory celebration. We are truly thankful to the jury and all those who voted for us. We really appreciate the love and support and hope it continues to be like this every time.

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Thank you 🙂

Let House Parties Be Easy And Fuss Free With The Availability Of Bulk Packaging

With New Year eve approaching, are you planning to host a party at home for friends, family and near and dear ones? Thinking about the menu seems like a big headache. Isn’t it? But wait – we have an idea. 🙂

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You don’t want to get into the hassles of cooking and looking into the kitchen again and again by keeping your menu simple but delicious with Rajasthani or Mughlai cuisine, the best and simple idea is to avail bulk packaging. And the good news is that the Best North Indian Restaurant – Handi now offers bulk packaging for parties and functions. So, what are you waiting for? 🙂

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For ordering and enquiries, please contact –

9784517200, 9829067776

 

Experience Fine Dining @Handi Restaurant, Vaishali

Where dining experience is beyond eating a lavishing and kingly meal by keeping the standards of food and service at par excellence, Handi Restaurant, Vaishali outlet puts quality and fine dining first.

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As the name ‘Handi’ is mentioned, the first thing that strikes the mind is authentic Rajasthani cuisine served in a perfect Rajasthani backdrop. Handi Restaurant offers a delectable selection of Rajasthani and Mughlai cuisine. It has a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies on the palate. But if you are non vegetarian, the visit is a worth to tingle your taste buds. If you relish non vegetarian, here are some of the specialties – Laal Maas, Handi special Chicken, Rogan Josh and not to forget the Kebabs.

So, head to Handi Restaurant, Vaishali to savor succulent and aromatic delicacies of the Nawabs and Maharajas. And you can also avail bulk packaging for parties and family get together!

For Booking and Reservations,

Handi Restaurant

18, Gautam Marg,

Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur – 302021

Rajasthan, India.

Tel: +91-141-4016200

Mob: +91-0-98290-63600

 

An Anusual Vegetarian Delight – Haldi Ki Sabzi

Haldi or turmeric is a basic ingredient of Indian cooking but ‘Kachi Haldi Ki Sabzi’ is something special and cooked on special occasions in Rajasthan during winter season. Traditionally cooked with lots of ghee, this subzi is typical to the Royal Rajasthani cuisine. This kachchi haldi ki subzi is easy to make and tastes good.

So here is a short & simple recipe for winter delicacy ‘Haldi Ki Sabzi’

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Whole Raw Turmeric – 250 gms.
  • Peas – 1 cup.
  • Tomato – 4
  • Green chilli – 2-3
  • Ginger – 2 inch long piece
  • Curd – 400 gms. (2 cup)
  • Ghee – 150 gms. (2/3 cup)
  • Black pepper – 10
  • Cloves – 5
  • Cinnamon – 2 pieces.
  • Cardamom – 4
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tea spoon.
  • Heeng – 2 pinch
  • Coriander powder – 2 tea spoon.
  • Aniseed powder – 1 tea spoon.
  • Salt – 1 tea spoon (according to the taste)
  • Coriander leaves – 1 table spoon (chopped) 

    Method

  • Cut the turmeric into pieces and soak in water for 5 min. Dry the water and wipe it with a cloth. Peel and grate them in a bowl.Grated Haldi
  • Cut tomatoes, chillies and ginger. Make a paste and keep them aside.Chopped Tomatoes
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry the grated turmeric till golden brown on low flame.Fried Haldi
  • Take out turmeric from the pan & fry the pea in same ghee for 2 min.Peas in haldi
  • Take out the peas & tamper with asafetida (heeng) & cumin seeds (Zeera).Dry Masala
  • Once it’s roasted, add aniseed powder & coriander powder.
  • Put grinded black peppers, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon to the tomato, chili, and ginger paste and add it to the roasted masala & cook till the ghee starts to float at the top.Garam Masala
  • Add whisked curd to the masala and bring it to a boil. Keep stirring.
  • Once it starts boiling, add tomato pieces to it. Once boiled add salt to taste.Gravy
  • Now add roasted turmeric & peas to the final gravy. Put the flame off.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves & cover it for 10 min.Ready to serve 'Kachi Haldi Ki Sabzi'
  • Winter special Kachi Haldi Ki sabzi is ready to serve.

Serve it with roti but it also taste good with zeera rice. As turmeric is quite dry and hot in nature so a good amount of ghee and curd should be added to balance the heat and dry nature of haldi. This subzi should be taken in moderation like a pickle or chutney.

 

 

 

Royal Delight of Rajasthan – Laal Maas

If Rajasthan is a state well known for its monumental forts and palaces, the vibrant desert – it’s cuisine is no less renowned. The ubiquitous ‘Laal Maas’ can make your nose water and get tears from the eyes.

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With the minimum ingredients available in the earlier times, the laal maas is cooked with red chillies and whole spicies, as tomatoes and other vegetables were not native to this land. Inspite of tomatoes, the secret ingredient used by the erstwhile people used to use kachri (a wild variety of cucumber grown in the desert).With the redolent flavor of cloves and other spices, garlic makes into a thick semi dry gravy for the dish.

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This legendary red meat curry of Rajasthan which turns to a fiery looking dish is delicately smoked with charcoal to retain the aroma of the delicacy.

So, what are you waiting for? In your next visit to Jaipur, open the doors at Handi and try this succulent Rajasthan dish.