Once a Television Producer and Host, Vimi Verma Quadruples the Size of Her Indian Restaurant Paani in Sudbury

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Panni Photo: INDIA New England News

SUDBURY, MA–Once a television producer and host during the 1980s and 1990s in Boston, Vimi Verma has finally found her passion, and is enjoying every moment of it.

Vimi Verma Photo: Facebook)

“During those television days, I always struggled between television and restaurant,” said Ms. Verma, who had her weekly TV show called Asian Entertainment TV. “I enjoyed the production part of television but did not like much being on television. I had to do it because I did not have resources and it was hard to find people at that time.”

Ms. Verma, who had started her weekly show in 1981 and ran it through 2000, said that after a lot of thinking she started a small 19-seat Indian restaurant called Paani in Sudbury, MA in 2009.

“The restaurant was too small and there was always a line,” recalled Ms. Verma.

This June, Ms. Verma relocated Panni to a beautiful location in Sudbury that seats 75 guests. In addition, there is outside patio seating for 35. The restaurant is located at 530 A at Boston Post Road offers all types of Indian food and specializes in North Indian cuisine.

Paani Photo: INDIA New England News.)

“Eventually, I want to get into catering business, especially for parties, events and weddings,” Ms. Verma said. “I enjoy the restaurant business. This is my passion.”

Restaurant is a tough business to run and manage for anyone. Ms. Verma, however, enjoys the business and serving the guests.

Paani, the only woman-owned Indian restaurant in Greater Boston, has bar, a good ambiance and an open layout with big windows looking outside. It offers buffets for lunch and a variety of food menus for dinner, including soups and salads, vegetarian and non-vegetarian appetizers and main course entries and seafood.

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