Meal courtesy of Pure Indian Cooking
Meal eaten and written by Luxmmi
Situated on Fulham High Street, Pure Indian Cooking is a short walk from Putney Bridge station. The restaurant is surrounded by the usual high street stores and looks like your average local Indian from the outside. The restaurant being small and virtually empty (granted, it was a Wednesday evening) meant that we weren’t expecting much. Well, as we all know, looks can be deceiving.
We started with goat’s cheese samosas, seared scallops, bhel and pani puri. Each of these dishes were bursting with flavour. The goat’s cheese samosas were especially delicious, with a beautifully crisp pastry and a variety of dipping sauces. The only dubious part of the starters was the pani puri sauce, however, this is an acquired taste anyway.
The options for mains were the usual selection. I went for the dal makhani (black dal) and garlic naan, whilst my companion went for the lasooni palak (creamed spinach and garlic) with rice. Consistent with the starters, all the dishes were delicious. The rich and creamy dal makhani particularly stood out and, to be honest, was just as good as Dishoom’s.
After the amount of food that had been given, dessert was definitely a struggle. Luckily, dessert stomach exists! Baked yoghurt in three flavours (lychee, mango and pistachio) was on the menu and we decided to give it a go. The dish was the perfect end to an Indian meal – fruity, light and smooth.
Overall it was a great experience, complemented by the attentive service. The prices are a little steeper than you’d expect, but it’s totally worth it.