Sweet Diwali Treat @ Handi Jaipur

malpua
Diwali is the festival of immense joy, happiness, and celebrations. It is the time for colorful rangoli, family reunions, lighted diyas, beautiful clothes, and umpteen varieties of lip-smacking sweets. However, there are lots of sweet dishes like Kaju Katli, Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Sangam Burfi are prepared, but ‘Malpua’ has no substitute. Liked by almost everybody, this lovely Rajasthani dish is a gem among all.

The round and crispy ‘Malpua’ is a traditional favorite dish in Rajasthani households. The delightful sweet aroma of whole wheat batter deep fried in ghee and dipped in sugary syrup is enough to make one drool.

Diwali is the perfect occasion to warm your heart with sweet memories by enjoying feasting on mouthwatering sweet savories, only at Handi Restaurant, Jaipur.

Happy Diwali everyone! 🙂

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

For that Delicious End of a Meal

There is no more honorable way of ending any meal than a DESSERT. Tasty & Fun! It is that delicious and important part a meal that can turn your any average meal into a memorable event. So what if you’re a weight-watcher? A little bit of sugar never did anyone harm. 🙂

Fruit Salad Ice-cream

Fruit Salad Ice-cream

Indulge in the yummy treat, ‘Fruit Salad Ice-cream’ from the Handi Restaurant, Jaipur and give a perfect ending to your meal. It is so high-in-taste that you will be tempted to have it first.

Enjoy your meal, enjoy your dessert !

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

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.

kites

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

chikki

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 !!

Taste the aroma of Rajasthan

A place where cooking is considered as a form of art, one can just imagine the lip-smacking treats awaiting a man who is in love with authentic food. Rajasthan is one such place which offers simply sumptuous and irresistible delicacies, leaving you craving for more. Cuisine from time immemorial has given a distinct identity to a region simultaneously echoing the cultural of the same.

Every state has a region-specific food depending upon the vegetable and meat that is available there and the kind of living conditions and climate prevailing there. Rajasthan also has its typical Rajasthani food because of the hot and arid climate and the warring conditions of the state in the past.
The dishes of Rajasthan will surely satiate your taste buds, despite the climatic limitations and lack of several vegetables. Almost all the regions within Rajasthan have their local flavors to offer. While you are on a tour to Rajasthan, the capital city Jaipur is a must visit. Jaipur’s cuisine is a great combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food and each taste bud can be pleased with such dishes relished. The use of pure ghee, lentil, bajra, gram flour, chilies, corn, and mango powder make the food delicious and something you would keep craving for. The most favorite and extremely mouth-watering dishes here are the renowned Dal-Bati-Churma, bajra roti, the sweet Ghewar, jalebis and the spicy Lal Maas. Sweets are an integral part of the food in Rajasthan and are not merely used as desserts, but are consumed before and even along with the meals.

So if you are looking for a lavish meal in Jaipur, visit Handi restaurant for the authentic taste of Rajasthani cuisine and you will keep coming back for more 🙂

 

So Much to Savor at Maya-Handi!!

Welcome to Handi (The place for Tandoori & Mughlai Food) Jaipur’s Premier Restaurant specializing in North Indian Cuisine!!!

Here at ‘Handi’ we offer the most exquisite assortment of North Indian dishes. With an extensive menu and brilliantly designed decor, we have more to offer than just great food and a cool vibe; we have perfected the most memorable experience in Indian dining!!!

For starters, may we recommend some chilly chicken dry or olive chicken (Marinated chunks of chicken served with seasoned olives) or Vegetable momos or even better yet, spicy paneer balls (Red chillies added to scrambled cottage cheese to make it more spicy with mint chutney), a vegetarian delight.

Our menu is filled with selections to please each individual taste bud. Work your way through the many choices, try to do things ‘family-style’, order some Tandoori dishes, may we recommend Tandoori chicken, Afgaani chicken or perhaps a Curry dish, like the staff favorite, chicken curry.
Even more excitement comes in the form of our Biryani’s, especially the ever-succulent Handi Mutton Biryani or chicken Biryani, be sure to give one of those, or both, a try. Vegetarians need not worry as the expanded menu includes many of the old favorites as well as some new creations. Have you ever tried our Butter Paneer Platter, well if not, try it or stick with Pindi Chana Masala or Palak Paneer, dishes that work equally well with some of our saffron infused Basmati Rice or any of our varieties of Naan (plain, butter, stuffed, cheese, garlic, onion).

With all this great food, be sure to order one of our Lassi’s, a Traditional yogurt drink, which is more like a fruit smoothie, designed to complement the dinner you’re about to enjoy. And finally, complete your dining experience here by saving room for a warm serving of Gulab Jamun or for our signature dessert, Fruit salad with an ice-cream, ideal for soothing your senses.

 

So much ado about everything, we look forward to hosting your gathering or intimate dinner, Thank You for becoming our guest and for choosing to take a stroll through our ‘Maya- Handi!!!

The Perfect Indian Dessert – Jalebis !!

A popular Indian sweet introduced by the Mugals more than 500 years ago…

It’s a very common thing to see Jalebis piled up on a tray at any Indian sweet stores. There wouldn’t be a single food outlet without jalebis. It has been one of the most demanding sweets as a dessert at the Copper Chimney Restaurant, Jaipur . The perfectly coil shaped jalebis and the sugary coating over it which gives them the waxy look and of course the taste of it makes anyone to just relish this tantalizing dessert after the meal or even before. After a bite of it, you could see people sitting still indulged in this sweet with their eyes closed and there comes the Mmmm, mmmm sound.

INGREDIENTS: Makes about 8-10 jalebis

1 cup all purpose flour
2 ½ tablespoon rice flour
1 teaspoon yeast or 3 tablespoon sour yogurt
¼ teaspoon saffron
¼ teaspoon turmeric
For Sugar Syrup-
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
½ teaspoon rose water (optional)
Oil (for deep frying)

METHOD: In 2-3 tablespoon hot water dissolve yeast. Cover and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Now combine flour and spices in a large mixing bowl. Add yeast and adding water, little at a time make a thick batter. Cover and let it ferment for an 1-2 hours.
If using yogurt instead of yeast then repeat the same process just the batter would be thinner in this case. Exactly like a pancake batter. Cover and ferment for 6-8 hours or overnight.
In the meantime make a one strand sugar syrup cooking sugar and water for 15-20 minutes on medium heat.
After fermentation the batter should be light and flowy. Add extra water if needed.
Heat oil for deep frying. Using a funnel, piping bag (with tip number 12), a Ziploc bag (cut a small opening), a jalebi maker of a plastic ketchup bottle with a nizzle like opening, pipe the batter into the oil in circular motion.
Fry until the jalebi is golden on both sides. Take it out of the fryer and drop into the hot syrup for 5-7 seconds. Strain the extra syrup out and take the jalebis out. Serve with yogurt, rabdi or just as it is.

Make sure to follow the steps as it is. If you are trying this for the first time, you might find it hard to make the perfect coiled shape for the first few tries, but trust, after a while you’ll find it easier and you will be there having fun making the perfect jalebis.  Now, if you have nailed it even at the first try, then “Bravo, We bow down to you”.

Or in case you wish to savor this scrumptious sweet dish without trying your hands on, you can any day visit the best continental food restaurant in Jaipur to enjoy these finger licking Jalebis!!

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

MAYA MANSION

Opposite  GPO, M.I. ROAD

Jaipur  Rajasthan 302001