| September 11, 2012

Mumbai Meets New York

At every turn, Upper East Side’s hottest new Indian restaurant, Pappadam, is delivering an authentic experience. A tastefully decorated, intimate environment welcomes you as the gracious servers and management see to it that your every need is fulfilled.

We started off our tour of the sub-continent with a couple of delicious and original cocktails along with a traditional Mango Lassi. This was accompanied by a couple of the appetizers including the Mango Scallops and Lasuni Gobi (a delicious fried cauliflower Papadam tablepreparation). Both were expertly executed and extremely delicious, but the one surprise was the sheer beauty and creativity of these presentations—exquisite.

The entrees of Adraki Chaap (baby lamb chops), the Ajwani Jumbo Prawns and the traditional offerings of Saag Paneer (cheese cubes in a spinach sauce) and Peeli Dal Tadka (a lentil chili) were all a smash hit. The meat and prawns were both roasted to perfection in the tandoor and the Saag Paneer and Peeli Dal Tadka were accompanied by a nice selection of the homemade breads including the Paratha and the Garlic Naan. These came in extremely handy for mopping up any extra sauce that our fork could not capture.

After a short breather we thankfully discovered the sweeter side of Papadam with the Gulab Jamun (sweet cake balls in honey) and Pan Kulfi (a delicious ice cream preparation).

As someone who has reviewed well over fifty NYC Indian restaurants, I can say this… You will not be let down by Papadam. Get over there!