Definition of handi in English:


nounPlural handis

  • An earthenware or metal pot used in Indian cooking.

    • ‘As soon as the mixture begins to leave the sides of the handi, turn the mixture onto a greased thali and flatten it out evenly with a greased rolling pin.’
    • ‘Aside from the large handi, you may want to prepare food that requires marinating.’
    • ‘Let’s say you want to make a meal like the traditional one cooked in large handis.’


Hindi hā̃̄nḍī, from Sanskrit bhāṇḍa ‘pot’.