Curry leaves and powder explained

Curry powder is a British invention, powder isn’t Indian… it’s just a pre-made spice mix that includes “Indian” spices like coriander, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, etc. Curry powder does not contain curry leaves.

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I do not recommend buying dried curry leaves – they don’t taste anywhere as good as the fresh stuff.

How To Cook Curry Leaves Rice By Preetha

Make Curry Leaves Powder

What Are Fresh Curry Leaves?

Native to southern Asia, curry leaf is an herb that comes from a tree — it’s used in a lot of East Indian food.

Fresh curry leaves look like small, shiny lemon leaves, and smell pungently of curry. You can keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or freeze them. While dried curry leaves are also available, they have less aroma and flavor.

Are Curry Leaves Related to Curry Powder?

While curry leaves do have a flavor reminiscent of curry powder, they have nothing to do with curry powder. Curry powder is a blend of other dried, ground spices, herbs, and seeds. Most of time using Turmeric (aka Kurkuma/Κουρκούμη), a bright yellow aromatic powder obtained from the rhizome of a plant of the ginger family.

Health benefits of curry leaves

Packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, irons and vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, curry leaves help your heart function better, fights infections and can enliven your hair and skin with vitality. (src)

they name it @: kadi patta or curry leaves

in Czech : lístky kari


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