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.


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.




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


Best ‘Dal Makhani’ in Jaipur

Will it be wrong to say that ‘Dal Makhani’ is one those dishes which is always on your menu when you dine out? Well, we can hear your answer “no”. 🙂 And needless to say, it has to be Handi Restaurant, Jaipur when it comes to the most authentic taste.

Dal Makhani

Cooking is an art and we have mastered it. A fine example of this is our ‘Dal makhani’. Dal Makhani is one of the most endearing and popular dishes from Punjabi cuisine but is favorite of all in North India. The dish is very much Punjabi. It is so rich, creamy and flavorful that every bite is a burst of flavors. In Punjab, it is called by another name too – ‘Maah ki Dal’ .

Did you know, Dal Makhani is traditionally cooked on a low flame overnight and is allowed to thicken? Nowadays, the job is made easier by Pressure Cookers. It is prepared from a combination of whole urad and rajma. Cream and butter is used in the recipe that contribute to it heavenly taste. Since butter is used in its preparation, it is called Dal Makhani. Makhani means buttery. Usually served with naan or parantha, it tastes delicious with plain rice or jeera rice too.

The Dal Makhani served here, is touted as one of the best in Jaipur. Try it once, and its amazing flavor will make you have every time at Handi Restaurant, Jaipur.


Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan – India

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