Handi Restaurant Review – Jaipur – India
On our way through Jaipur, India we decided to indulge in some Indian fair so we went to the well-known Handi Restaurant that specializes in Tandoori and Mughlai food. Handi is located on the busy MI road amongst high end shopping and other restaurants of various cuisines.
Our driver informed us that Handi was an old restaurant as it has been around since the early 80’s. They have making traditional food properly for over 30 years, and it’s obvious. As soon as we stepped foot in the place there was a man making traditional Indian breads such as Roti and Naan from scratch. The smell was welcoming and I knew that we made a good decision with this restaurant.
The dining room was fairly traditional, but functional. Nothing too fancy, but it did exactly what it needed to do. The majority of the people dining appeared to be locals and it was fairly busy, both good signs when travelling. We were seated and looked over the fairly extensive menu. I finally settled on the Handi Chicken based on a recommendation and my wife ordered a paneer based dish. We also got some rice and roti for the table and of course, our food was accompanied with various Indian sauces, as is the tradition around these parts.
Our food came and mine was fragrant and smothered in a dark, rich sauce. The dish smelled of cinnamon and spice and it was littered with beautifully moist dark chicken. It was very delicious. The roti was hot and made to order, and as a meal it all came together quite nicely. I ate until satisfied and was impressed with the overall quality and satisfaction I got from the meal.
We finished up and were presented with a breath freshener consisting of rock sugar and fennel seeds. I don’t particularly love this stuff, but it works.
The meal was a bit more than we were used to paying for meals thus far in India, but it was damn good and the restaurant appeared to be clean and client conscious. The service was professional, the food hot and the atmosphere comfortable. Overall a good dining experience.
Food Quality 8/10