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:
Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan – India
18, Gautam Marg, Vaishali Nagar,
Jaipur-302021, Rajasthan – India

Hot & Spicy Laal Maas

Could you think of a better way to spend your weekend than devouring royal delicacies?  Laal Maas or red hot meat curry is a well known authentic traditional dish from Rajasthan. As the name suggests, this is an intensely spicy dish and it gets its warm vibrant red color from nothing but the red chili peppers which is used to cook it. The dish is too delicious to melt in mouth.

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‘Laal Maas’ was a favorite of the gallant Rajput clan. The meat that was caught during hunts was cooked in dry red chillies and whole spices and was simmered in huge handis for hours together. Tomatoes and other vegetables were not native to the land, so chillies and spices were all they had to create the dynamite called ‘Laal Maas’. The meat was then served to the kings in beautiful brassware.

You must have got it by now that this is not a dish for the “fainthearted”. 🙂 But if you love spicy food, do give it a try at Handi Restaurant Jaipur. We promise, you won’t regret.  It tastes absolutely delicious when eaten combined with bajra roti. Just come down to Handi and savor the hot and spicy Laal Maas. The Handi restaurant, Jaipur is the most trusted name in Jaipur for authentic Rajasthani delights.

Visit us, eat to your contentment and return home fully satisfied.

For bookings & reservations:


Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan – India

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

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 !!



“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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Three Restaurants to try this weekend!

Jaipur’s Dining Scene is always changing, that’s why Maya Group offers you Jaipur’s best restaurants, whether you’re into exotic grills or hearty curries .



One name that is winning accolades  since years is the Handi Restaurant in Jaipur. The Handi Restaurant, Jaipur is one of the most popular restaurants among the locals and tourists in Jaipur which also won the Best North Indian Food Restaurant award by Times. Handi was conceived in 1984. Today it is a restaurant of national repute. This fresh, imaginative and interactive all day dining concept will entice everyone to be adventurous. Since inception, showcasing the freshest produce and ingredients; this lively and approachable venue is limited only to one’s imagination.

The wide array of dishes at Handi includes the kathi kababs as one of the best delicacies here. The tender and garlicky mutton, the fresh roti along with onions and tomatoes crunched between the teeth are the most popular items here. You can even try the butter chicken, which is marinated first in yoghurt, then baked in a tandoor and cooked in a tomato curry. The Handi meat which is mutton cooked in a clay pot is quite popular. You can also relish the taste of popular Rajasthani delicacies like Aloo Bharta, Chana Dal Parantha, Churma, Daal Batti, Ghevar, Aloo Mangodi, Bhuna Kukda, Chane Jaiselmer Ke, Gatte Ka Pulao, Jaipur Ki Gajak and many others.


Copper Chimney

The Best Continental Food Restaurant award winner, Copper Chimney from the very first day of its inception has won over the hearts of the local people and the visitors. The décor of this restaurant is ethnic at the same time contemporary. The beautiful etched glass interiors add glamour to the overall decor of Copper Chimney in Jaipur. The soft and subtle lights create an ambience that is perfect for intimate dining. Don’t worry about the service here; it’s simply prompt and friendly. The professional yet humble waiters serve you at your beck and call.

The Copper Chimney restaurant in Jaipur is open from 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. In the evening the restaurant is open from 6.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Lounge Mayaa

Lounge MAYAA, is a big hit with not only the young but also the young at heart. It seems to be the preferred choice for people looking for a change from their usual, familiar evening hang outs. Done in bright shades with vibrant upholstery and soothing lights, the ambiance is warm and at the same time welcoming. The seating arrangement ensures that the guests on the next table are not breathing down your neck or eaves dropping your conversation!

There is fairly large selection of drinks that you can choose from! In addition to wines and beer, you’ll also get Mojitos, Margaritas, Martinis and cocktails like Long Island Iced Tea and Between the Sheets. Shooters Shot, mock tails and quenchers also offer wide array of concoctions for you, to choose from.

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


Opposite  GPO, M.I. ROAD

Jaipur  Rajasthan 302001