The NATIONAL INDO-AMERICAN MUSEUM builds bridges across generations and connects cultures through the diverse, colorful stories of all Indian Americans.



April 24, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Named among the best restaurants of 2019 by Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, and Eater, Adda Indian Canteen was born from the creative visions of Roni Mazumdar (restaurateur and owner) and Chintan Pandya (chef and owner). At Adda, the preparation of each dish as well as the menu itself, expresses their unique and artful blend of tradition and innovation, a presentation of popular favorites (but with a twist), dishes that are unknown and forgotten childhood favorites.

Join us on April 24th to hear more from Roni and Chintan, as they share their culinary journeys, and their approach to Indian cuisine. And, of course, learn to make some of the fantastic dishes from Adda!

Thanks to Roni and Chintan, each attendee has a chance to win a gift card from two of their restaurants– a $100 gift card to Rahi or a $50 gift card to Adda.

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About Us

Successful and highly regarded programs and exhibits as well as collaborations with leading Chicago institutions have established the museum’s reputation since its incorporation as a 501(c)3 organization in 2008. In recognition of its role as the first and only institution of its kind in the country dedicated to documenting, preserving and sharing the full spectrum of the Indian American experience in all its linguistic, religious, socio-economic and regional diversity, the museum changed its name from the Indo-American Heritage Museum to the National Indo-American Museum.
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Our Values


Input from across generations, within and beyond the community, keeps us responsive to ideas and issues and true to our grass roots origins. We engage with the elders and with younger generations to document the past and build leadership for the future.


As keeper and teller of stories of an incredibly diverse Indian American community, secularity and inclusiveness are in our very DNA and essential to our existence.


Collaboration, partnership and sharing are key elements that define us as an umbrella organization.


By relating aspects of Indian American history and heritage to contemporary issues and contemporary forms of expression, we aim to keep the stories from the community alive and especially meaningful to our younger audiences.