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Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Pure Indian Cooking 9

I had previously had a couple of takeaway meals from this restaurant, while visting friends who live nearby. So I already knew that the food was quite good. But when we actually went to dinner there on a quiet Monday evening the meal completely exceeded my expectations.

Their flagship starter dish is something called Patra Chaat – “colocasia leaves served with yoghurt, date and tamarind chutney, pomegranate, onion, tomato and sev.” Apparently “sev” means crunchy noodles. Anyway this dish is delicious.

There were some other curiosities, including Orange and Tamarind Chicken Tikka, which is pretty much as the name suggests. And I chose the Southern Spiced Chicken for my main. Our vegetables included Lasooni Palak (spinach) and Asparagus and Pinenut Porial.

Everything tasted really excellent and a bit different from the usual Indian fare.

We never got as far as desserts so I can’t comment on what may have been available.

No restaurant gets a 10/10 VV rating on the first visit, but I give Pure Indian Cooking a good chance of achieveing this in the near futrure.