29 Apr 2020

Digest This! Chef Paddy Rawal, Chef at Raaga-Go

Related Event: Digest This! Chef Paddy Rawal, Chef at Raaga-Go with speakers

DIGEST THIS! A Virtual Screening with Chef Paddy Rawal, Chef at Raago-Go

SITE Santa Fe presents Chef Paddy Rawal’s Digest This! talk which chronicles his remarkable journey that led him from India to Santa Fe.

As a special gift from Chef Paddy, SITE is especially pleased to share his famous Chicken Tikka Masala recipe that garnered him a win on the Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay. Quarantine is a perfect time to experiment with new cuisine ideas at home! Download his recipe here.

Paddy’s gourmet Indian restaurant, Raaga-Go, is working hard during this pandemic to create delicious Indian food to go. Paddy says, “This is my way of giving back to Santa Fe, by remaining open. My team and I are grateful for the support to the business.”  We encourage you to support his creative culinary artistry the next time you order take-out! When you order, let them know SITE Santa Fe sent you!

SITE Santa Fe’s Digest This! is an interdisciplinary series of public programs pairing “bite-sized” talks with a tasting prepared by a local chef. 2020 Digest This! programs invite local experts and innovative chefs to explore the immigrant or refugee experience through their own lives and/or the work they do in our community. Relating to the exhibition, Displaced: Contemporary Artists Confront the Global Refugee Crisis, Digest This! is made possible in part by the New Mexico Humanities Council.

Usually these sold-out events take place in our auditorium, but now that we are all at home, we are adapting our programs and working with individual Digest This! presenters to bring you great content online.  SITE takes Digest This! experts and shares their knowledge via our online platforms.

Executive Chef Paddy Rawal grew up in a family of seven in Bombay (Mumbai) India. Seeing his mother spend so much time cooking prompted him to occasionally take over the kitchen. Who would have known this humble start would lead to such a renowned career as a chef? Paddy attended university and then culinary school to study the basics of culinary skills. Later, working with master chefs, he was able to create Indian foundation sauces such as korma, saffron and vindaloo, which remain his passion. To Paddy, herbs and spices have always been the key ingredients, as is clearly demonstrated in his creative and unique combinations. Chef Paddy’s work as a chef in India, Egypt, London, Dubai and Australia, and the film industry has expanded his hospitality and culinary acumen. Rawal recently won a cooking competition against celebrity chef Bobby Flay on the Food Network episode of Beat Bobby Flay.


With support from the New Mexico Humanities Council, we are making this content available to you for free.  We are happy to make this event accessible to a diverse range of socio-economic levels.

As part of our grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council, we want to hear from you. Please help us pursue our mission by answering a few questions on this brief survey after you screen the video to help us continue bringing you content online and in person when possible. Raaga Go is offers a free order of Naan to the first twenty survey takers; offer good through May 1!