“The Quality of the cooking at Pure is exceptionally good and the ingredients clearly freshly sourced.”
Nick Harman, Editor, Foodepedia 2017
With passion for cooking Chef-Patron Shilpa Dandekar honed her skills as a Trainee Chef with India’s famed Taj hotel group.
Having arrived in the UK, Shilpa immediately took to cooking Modern British food in various pubs before embarking as a Sous Chef at London’s renowned Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Quilon. Following on from Quilon, Shilpa moved on to working under Raymond Blanc OBE, with whom she was part of the opening team for the very first Brasserie Blanc in London near Bank, before being promoted by him to become the Head Chef.
Subsequently, in 2014, Shilpa and Faheem opened a successful takeaway and home delivery unit in south west London before launching PURE Indian Cooking in Fulham.
“Freshness of ingredients and seasonality is something which is very important to me,” says Shilpa. “All the top chefs I’ve worked for have instilled this in me because the flavours of the dishes become much more distinct and enhanced by the usage of such produce. I also like to experiment and marry spices and tried and tested Indian flavours with quality British ingredients.”
“An Indian restaurant with a visionary female head chef named Shilpa Dandekar, cooking dishes with passion which have been inspired by memories of India…I loved how PURE Indian Cooking turned out to be such a pleasant surprise and completely surpassed all of my expectations.”