The Best Awadhi Food in Jaipur

In Jaipur, where should one go to savor authentic flavors of Awadhi Cuisine? Seeing the evolving scenario of restaurants in the city, options are plenty. But a count of eateries, where one could relish Lucknow originated gastronomies with the original aroma, taste and texture is limited. And with pride, we would like to add that Handi Restaurant, a paradise of non-veg lovers is one of them.

From our menu that may appear to you overburdened with choices, ‘Awadhi Mutton Biryani’ is a must-try. Different in cooking style from regular biryanis, this delicately flavored mutton dish is a sure winner and hard to pass up from our list of options. The dish uses cooked meat and prepared with a long list of ingredients. Having just the right balance of all masalas, this classic appetizer is a good bet. This delicious and sinful biryani is best eaten with curd. So bring-in delightful flavors of Awadhi cuisine to your weekend and make it absolutely divine at Handi Restaurant, Jaipur. 



Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan – India

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


Boneless Chicken Treat at Handi Jaipur

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As you know, chicken dish is a delight for every non-vegan. But do you that besides being delicious in taste it is good for health too. Just 100 grams of chicken gives the human body 30 different nutritional substances. It is a great source of selenium, a cancer substance known for anti-cancer properties. It is also packed with lean, low fat protein. The skin of chicken contains the maximum fat, and this is the reason why many prefer skinned chicken.

A hit among chicken-lovers, the boneless chicken curry served at Handi Restaurant, Jaipur is so soft and succulent that it will become your favorite and tempt you to visit us again and again. Prepared using boneless chunks of chicken lathered with rich, buttery gravy of cream, and flavored with a tang of tomatoes & a combination of various fiery spices and herbs, it just melts in mouth to make taste-buds feel happy. Try it yourself to believe. 

Loosen your belt and perk up the lazy evening with the classic taste of the finest ‘Boneless chicken’ at an award winning Handi restaurant, Jaipur. 

For bookings & reservations:
Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan – India
18, Gautam Marg, Vaishali Nagar,
Jaipur-302021, Rajasthan – India

Baby Corn Masala at Handi Restaurant, Jaipur

Weekend menu needs to be special! So make this weekend special by pampering the foodie in you with a crispy and flavorful ‘Baby Corn Masala’ at one of the most sought-after food destinations in town- Handi Restaurant, Jaipur.

Baby Corn Masala

Made with a unique combination of baby corn, capsicum and other delectable ingredients, this delightful vegetable dish tastes very yum with rotis as well as rice. Definitely worth a try!

Inviting ambiance with quick service and warm hospitality adds to the beauty of dining here. Conveniently located at Vaishali Nagar and M.I. road, the award-wining Handi Restaurant is a cozy place with tastefully done-up interiors to spend some quality time with family and buddies along with great food. Both indoor as well as alfresco dining options are available. So come with your loved ones and indulge in the goodness of baby corn masala while admiring the charming and appeasing ambiance of the place.

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A view of the interiors of Handi Restaurant

A view of the interiors of Handi Restaurant

For bookings & reservations:
Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan – India
18, Gautam Marg, Vaishali Nagar,
Jaipur-302021, Rajasthan – India

Why Not Turn Up the Heat on Barbeque

When winters are knocking at the door, you should always find an excuse to silence your hunger with barbeque dishes at Handi Restaurant.

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When the destination happens to be the Handi Restaurant, where authenticity is the USP, dining out with family automatically becomes exciting. Winters have checked in Jaipur and nothing can satiate that wintery hunger better than barbeque meat served by us. Then, join us to turn up the heat on barbeque in this cold temperature. So, are you ready to explore ‘barbeque’ with us?


Let’s understand first what barbeque is? You certainly know, it’s a method & apparatus for cooking meat. The question now rises how it is different from grilling then. Well, both share a difference in their cooking time and the type of heat used.


Grilling cooks meat relatively quickly as the direct heat is imparted to the food by a charcoal fire. On the other hand, barbeque is a much slower method of cooking meat. In the barbeque, the heat is indirectly imparted to the meat by cooking and smoking the meat over charcoal or wood. You can say, barbequing is generally done “low & slow” and grilling is usually “hot & fast”. Barbeque is usually done in outdoor spaces. For restaurants, special metal ovens are designed for that purpose. Some restaurants manage to cook the meat in large brick.


Whenever hunger calls, it has to be Handi Restaurant, where tummy and pocket smile together.

Terrific weekends at Handi

Apart from the delicious food and exotic ambiance, Handi at Vaishali Nagar brings for you a Melodious Thursday where there are live music performances every Thursday to delight your ears 🙂

The melodious Thursday is followed by a magical weekend as Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays bring for you magic shows to make all your weekends special !!

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Biryani bash !!

So what exactly comes to your mind when we ask you your top favorite foods? Generally, people of all ages never ever forget to call out ‘Biryani’ as one of their top favorites. But do you know from where did your favorite dish come into existence??

Biryani is believed to be a Persian dish as the word ‘Biryani’ came from Persian ‘Biryan’ meaning fried or roasted before cooking that is the hidden sapor behind this scrumptious dish. Biryani, for centuries now, has been a popular dish among Muslims while moving with them civilization after civilization. It claimed its proper cooking style during the Mughal era and that’s the reason why it is called a “food fit for kings”.


Cooking style of biryani is different for different communities but the main essence behind making of biryani is that rice and meat or vegetables are cooked separately and later, brought together and steamed. The most basic ingredients that each and every Biryani recipe uses are onion, garlic, ghee, mint leaves and most importantly, the ‘Indian Khada masalas’ like the cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg mace, cloves, bay leaves etc. The popular biryani meats are chicken, lamb, mutton, fish, shrimps, quails and sometimes egg and even potatoes.

Out of the various varieties of Biryani, Handi serves the delicious mutton biryani, chicken biryani and veg. biryani and people love to have all the biryanis with ‘Raita’. One can have a variety of things with Biryani like the chilling mixed veg. raita , sliced masala onions or vinegar onions and not to be missed: the tangy mint chutney. Yummy!!! Isn’t your mouth watering?

In mutton biryani, mutton is first marinated with all the ingredients overnight so that all the ingredients get perfectly soaked by the mutton, and then steamed with semi cooked rice.


What do we say about the magical, flavorsome and aromatic Chicken Biryani? You have to come down yourself and gorge into it !!


Veg. biryani includes all the vegetables life onions, potatoes, cauliflower chopped and fried together with the ‘masalas’ followed by mixing with steamed rice. Doesn’t it all seem damn sumptuous?

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You can have the piquant taste of these delectable Biryani dishes at Handi Restaurant located at M.I. road and Vaishali Nagar to satisfy your taste buds any day, anytime !!

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The restaurant conceived in 1984, the one which has earned national repute and has carved a niche for itself in the Mughlai and Tandoori food. Some dishes like Handi meat, Laal maas, Paneer tikka, Chicken Kali Mirch are some delicacies which will blow you away and make you want to go back to this place again and again.

As you might feel the aroma of these delicious dishes right now, we have a good news to share with you !!

Your very favorite Handi restaurant has now opened up in another part of the city, Vaishali Nagar. As you enter the restaurant, it has an ethnic feel to it with the wall shelves neatly decorated with Rajasthani puppets, hand carved Barniyaan and potteries. The place is filled with vivid colors glorifying the Rajasthani culture in its own unique way.

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The wooden furniture adds a traditional style which instantly appeals the visitor at just one glance. The colorful bottles hanging from the tree at the entrance create a fresh and vibrant aura which pulls you towards the restaurant and makes you feel at home in terms of comfort and warmth. The ambiance is well lit with the different designs and hues of lanterns in lieu of the conventional lighting so as to bring about the essence of culture and royalty. The mud walls are well painted with the Mandana art, a special Rajasthani tradition especially drawn to protect home and earth and to welcome gods and goddesses as a mark of festivity.

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Handi warmly welcomes you to the new branch in Vaishali Nagar with the same goodness of homely feel, equally delightful meals and an ambiance which will soothe your soul and make you give away all your worries this weekend 🙂



Feel the heat with Handi meat

There are certain festivals and celebrations which are incomplete without the special Handi mutton made with some special twist !!

Every time you go to a place and eat this dish, you want to ask aloud: ‘Who made this?’ not to kiss their hands but to ask them to part with their recipe!! That is the thing with mutton; everyone has a different way of cooking it, and every new person who borrows a recipe will over the time add a personal touch to it.

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At Handi Restaurant, this spicy mutton dish is cooked on low charcoal for hours in a handi, or clay pot in true Rajasthani Style. You can simply close your eyes and order a Handi meat dish here and we promise to serve you the best !!

You can relish the various versions of this amazing dish with or without the side dishes like raita, lal mirch, dhaniya chutney, assorted breads, baati and have even delighted in the somewhat strange combination of Biryani with the gravy of Handi mutton.

Keeping the ingredients and delicious taste apart, it is slightly a time consuming dish. The handi mutton is as easy as any other non vegetarian dish, and the best part is that before you even know, it is finished and enjoyed. 🙂

Make Kadhai Chicken at home

Kadai Chicken is one of the most famous non-veg delight in restaurants !!

This spicy & yummy North Indian recipe tastes juicy with distinct flavor of bell pepper.

In this recipe, the chicken is cooked in red gravy with whole spices. This dish takes its real color & flavor by cooking in a thick bottomed vessel called Kadhai in India.

Making kadhai chicken at home is really easy..!

Kadhai Chicken

Kadai Murgh 1


  • 1 kg chicken, washed, cleaned and cut into big pieces
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 4 teaspoons garam masala powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 whole red chilies
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Salt


  1. Grind coriander seeds and whole red chillies into a coarse powder.
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai.
  3. Add bay leaves.
  4. After about 30 seconds, add onions and saute till they turn light golden brown.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste.
  6. Saute for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  7. Add the above coarse powder.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Add tomatoes and cook till they are fully cooked.
  10. Add chicken pieces, salt to taste and red chilli powder.
  11. Mix well.
  12. Cover the kadai.
  13. Cook till the chicken becomes tender.
  14. Sprinkle garam masala powder over the chicken.
  15. Garnish with corriander leaves and onion rings.
  16. Serve hot with rotis or parathas.

It tastes great with Indian Naan, Roti, Paratha, Chapati or even with plain rice !!



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.


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



  • 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

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Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 10


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 !!