Owner Mahesh Shinde also runs East 7th Street Indian-Tex-Mex restaurant Nasha, which remains open. The New India shutter was confirmed by a staffer at Nasha.
New India’s focus was Indian fare, with a major spotlight on cuisines from the Konkan region of India found in the western coast of the South Asian country. Its specialities were Malvani curries, from southern Maharashtra and Goa, as well as seafood, like whole red snapper and and stuffed pomfret, and very spicy dishes. Plus it served beer and wine, as well as lunchtime buffets.
Shinde opened Nasha on 1614 East 7th Street in the fall of 2014. The menu meshes Indian, Indian-Chinese, and Tex-Mex cuisines together. That interplay resulted in tikka con queso, quesadillas stuffed with paneer, chicken tandoori tacos, and saag enchiladas.