Papadam Launches New Website

New York City’s Premiere Destination For Traditional Indian Cuisine

NEW YORK (December 17, 2012) — Papadam, New York City’s premiere destination for Traditional Indian Cuisine located on the Upper East Side, and where diners can also enjoy the sights and sounds of India, is pleased to announced the relaunch of its website,

Papadam, which opened last year at 1448 First Avenue (between 75th and 76th Streets), proudly boasts of “True Indian Hospitality In The Heart Of New York City.”  Featuring a bevy of ultimate, authentic tastes of India, carefully prepared with traditional Indian herbs and spices and cooked over slow fire in a clay oven or tandoor, Papadam has quickly been well received by diners and reviewers alike.

“We’re extremely pleased with the warm reception since opening our doors, and upgrading our website gives customers a better opportunity to learn more about Papadam and its offerings,” said Ajay Jaggi, co-owner of Papadam along with his wife Kalpana.  “In addition, users will now be able to place delivery orders online, as well as make reservations.”

Indeed, the new website will include many new features in matching the variety on the Papadam menu, such as:

  • Complete menu – from Adraki Chaap to Zeera Pulao Rice, and everything in between.
  • Complete wine lists – a large selection to suit every meal and taste.
  • Online delivery orders.
  • Online reservations.
  • Countless customer testimonials and food critic reviews.
  • Access to becoming a “Papadam VIP,” earning 20% off all checks.
  • More about Indian cuisine and customs.

A popular Papadam item is the 14-course lunch buffet, available 7 days a week and just $10.95.  Each day features delicious new items to try, as well as the most popular menu items

Papadam also features a full bar, and is available to host private events.

“Our goal with Papadam is to provide a total experience for diners looking to experience the true flavors of Indian with all sensor’s – taste, sights and sounds,” added Jaggi.  “Based on the feedback from customers and food critics, we feel we’re accomplishing this, and our new website reflects this truly unique dining experience.”

What Is A Papadam?

A Papadam is a thin, crisp Indian preparation sometimes described as a cracker or wafer, and is typically served as an accompaniment to a meal in India.  It’s also eaten as an appetizer or a snack, and can be enjoyed with various toppings such as chopped onions, chutney or other dips and condiments.


Papadam is New York City’s premiere destination for Traditional Indian Cuisine, where diners can also enjoy the sights and sounds of India.  Opened in 2011 on the Upper East Side, Papadam is “True Indian Hospitality In The Heart of New York City.”  Featuring the ultimate, authentic tastes of India, Papadam offers a mouth-watering menu from Traditional Indian Cuisine, best suited for all moods and palettes.  All food is carefully prepared with traditional Indian herbs and spices, and cooked over slow fire in a clay oven or tandoor, in order to maintain the authenticity and originality of the flavors.  For more information, or to make reservation or place a delivery order, visit, or call (212) 879-6000.

The Wandering Eater…..”Dangerously Delicious”


Papadam located in the Upper East Side is one of the fewest neighborhoods I would imagine having very good traditional Indian food at a very reasonable price that we went on a recent Saturday night.

Admittedly, I’m a novice to the realm of Indian cuisine but I am fascinated by the complexity of flavors and spices used in their food and I think this restaurant is a good stepping stone. This narrow restaurant that has an exposed brick wall with a long leather banquette looks pleasant and relaxing to be in.

Read the full review HERE….”Papadam is definitely a great order!”


We were in for a special treat last week when Papadam, located on the Upper East Side, prepared a super special delivery for us. While the popular Indian restaurant does not normally deliver down to Bryant Park, we requested an out-of-bounds delivery for lunch at Seamless HQ. They sent over boat loads of lunch dishes — enough to fill ten hungry eaters’ stomachs…..

Read the full review HERE

The Different Stages of Indian Meals

Indian food is becoming a popular food choice among many countries outside of the vicinity of India. Many Americans, still, have limited experience eating Indian food. Many of these people are missing out on delicious food that offers new tastes and entertainment for taste buds in search of adventure. There are some core basic meals that are used for many Indian food restaurants.

Getting Started

The Papadams are essentially large thin crackers that usually start off every Indian meal, prior to any appetizers. They come with multiple flavored dips that all offer something special for your eating palette.


The first official phase of the meal includes appetizers. Unlike American meals, the Indian appetizer consists of delicacies such as Samosas. These come in the shape of a triangle that include other foods inside of them, such as vegetables and potatoes and sometimes minced sautéed chicken or minced sautéed lamb.

Mainstay Meals

Indian food is known for certain staple meals that are featured in almost every Indian restaurant the world over. No style of food is more famous when it comes to Indian cuisine, than the Tandoori chicken. Fortunately, for people that like to stay away from hot and spicy, the Tandoori chicken is cooked in a clay Tandoori oven, which helps give it its unique color and flavor.

  • Another mainstay of Indian cuisine is curry. This is a rich and delicious sauce made of ginger, onion, garlic and tomato that includes many Indian herbs and spices and is one of the most popular base sauce in the world.
  • Biryani is another popular Indian dish that consists of fried rice with vegetables and can sometimes include a side of meat at per the request of the customer.
  • Masala is a mix of various herbs and spices that are used for different flavoring.
  • Korma is rich and creamy sauce that has a tomato base. This dish is not usually very spicy, however it is always a good idea to verify this at whichever restaurant you are eating at.

Usually these meals will come with a generous side of basmati rice and it is highly recommended that one order a delicious bread called Nan. It is common procedure to eat Indian food with one’s hands while using the Nan to help gather bits of food for consumption.

These are only a few of the many enticing options available when eating Indian food. There are also Indian beers such as the Taj Mahal that are brewed to have a flavor that suits Indian cuisine particularly well. The final part of the meal, the desert, can include any variety of delicacies that can appeal to one’s sweet tooth. Indian meals are structured in such a way that enhances one’s dining experience.