SquareMeal Review of
Pure Indian Cooking
Occupying an unremarkable site near Putney Bridge, and looking from the outside like a run-of-the-mill curry house, Pure’s first appearances deceive. Hidden behind this everyday facade is some first-rate Indian cooking – courtesy of alumni from Benares and Bombay Brasserie. Notable hits on a menu that hops around the subcontinent include a crunchy, creamy starter of patra chaat, spiked with mouth-coating tamarind and tangy tomato chutney, and some tender, smoky seekh kebabs from the tandoor oven. Main courses of sea bass coconut masala and slow-cooked, richly spiced achari lamb shank are also a treat to find in a neighbourhood Indian. It’s a shame the interior, with its ceiling tiles and twee soundtrack, is a touch incongruous for the standard of cooking, but friendly, knowledgeable service more than makes amends. Pure would undoubtedly attract a loyal following if located more centrally – we hope Fulham realises its good fortune. Takeaway also available.