1317 14th Street NW
Co-owners and close friends Vipul Kapila, Chef Sanjay Mandhaiya and Chef Shankar Puthran have opened Pappe, an Indian neighborhood restaurant. The menu offers bold and complex flavors of Northern Indian cuisine with some Southern Indian seafood dishes. Executive Chef Sanjay Mandhaiya has been in the restaurant industry for more than 15 years, and recently staged at two of India’s most highly lauded kitchens. The menu, mostly Northern Indian in flavor, includes traditional dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala, which will be grilled fresh and made to order, as well as more regionally specific dishes like Junglee Laal Maas—bone in goat with garlic tomato chutney and red curry; and of course, Vindaloo, which is spicy in the manner that the owners are accustomed. The kitchen utilizes fresh, whole spices, which are toasted, and ground in-house, and each dish is comprised of fresh ingredients delivered daily to the restaurant.