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Chef Floyd Cardoz | Paowalla

Paowalla brings the flavors of Chef Floyd Cardoz’ home country stateside, showcasing his Indian heritage through a modern American lens. Named after the Goan bread bakers and sellers who deliver fresh paos to homes every morning, Paowalla boasts a bread bar and two tandoor ovens that infuse dishes with wood-roasted flavors.

Cardoz’ contemporary Indian cooking is inspired by Indian street food and offers the opportunity to try lesser-known dishes that are hard to find outside of India. His fun, fearless, and approachable dishes redefine what New Yorkers think of as “Indian cuisine.” Cardoz takes diners on a culinary trip around his homeland, his colorful plates brimming with flavorful spices and local, seasonal produce. With a menu designed for sharing plus delicious craft cocktails, Paowalla is the perfect setting for a convivial meal.


211 reviews

$$$$ Indian

Recent Reviews

  • Aditi M.
    Categories: indpak

    Loved loved loved Paowalla! We went there for lunch on a weekend and ordered Vada Pao and Egg Kejriwal for the starters. The Vada Pao was very very...

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Meet Floyd Cardoz

Chef Bio

Celebrated chef and cookbook author Floyd Cardoz began his career at culinary school in Bombay, where he apprenticed in the kitchen of the Taj Mahal Intercontinental Hotel. To broaden his familiarity with classic culinary technique, he then attended the Hotel Management Culinary School at Les Roches in Bluche, Switzerland, spending his evenings cooking in Italian, French and Indian establishments.

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Chefs Recipe

Recipe Overview

  • Type of Dish / Bacon and Chorizo Biryani
  • Total Time / 1 Hour
  • Yield / 4 - 6
  • Level / Easy
  • Prep / 30 Min
  • Cook / 30 Min

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Recommended Product






    4-qt  Staub Shallow Round Cocotte


  •  Made in France
     Self-basting spikes on the lid create a rain-forest
    effect evenly returning juices back onto food
     Heavy weight; tight-fitting lid retains moisture
     Oven Safe up to 500°F
     Nickel steel knob
     Smooth enamel bottom works on all stovetops
     Each piece is one of a kind
     Rough texture results in exceptional browning
     Requires no seasoning
     Dishwasher safe

Restaurant Location


195 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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