Thinking about curries, the aroma of curry leaves can’t escape your memory. Curry leaves are popular in the South Asian countries like India and Sri Lanka. These curry leaves have nothing to do with the curry powder. These curry leaves have a pungent smell that creates aroma to the curry. At Curry Leaves we stock fresh curry leaves that you can get any time round the year to add that nutty aroma to your food.
In India mostly the southern states are famous for the extensive use of curry leaves. These plants are usually tropical or sub-tropical in nature and grow about 5-6 meters in height, whereas the width of the trunk is around 40-45 centimeters. Curry tree is available in most of the south as well as eastern parts of Indian house hold.
Another name for curry leaves is Murraya koengii. Usually curry leaves lose their aroma soon after dried, so it’s always best to have them fresh if possible. For any kind of South Asian foods, curry leaves are the most essential spice that adds a rich aroma to every dish it is used. These are fried in hot oil to leave their aroma and flavor in the curry or any other dish they are used in.
These are widely available in Asia, but beyond that very difficult to obtain. As per the name some might be thinking that curry leaves taste like curry powder and even smell like that. Curry leaves can be used along with spices for curries, but sometimes they can independently add flavor to dishes like soups, chutneys, stews and so on.
Fresh curry leaves are sold with their branches intact to prevent the leaves from drying; you can pluck the leaves as per your requirement. In dried form you need more curry leaves to put the same effect and aroma to your dish.
Fried curry leaves start to release their aroma that is infused to the dish. Apart from that curry leaves are very healthy for digestion as well as have the properties to control high blood pressure. Curry leaves are responsible to offer healthy skin. The curry leaves can be eaten or set aside from a dish while dining. So next time you notice small elongated leaves visible in your South Asian dish, congratulate yourself that you got the curry leaves with you. So rush into our store and grab a few branches of Curry leaves that would offer taste and health in a single dose.
Curry leaves travelled all over the world and reached Malaysia, South Africa with South Indian immigrants and spread its flavors there. They are rarely found beyond the Indian subcontinent.
Indian recipes use fresh curry leaves, few of them need oven dried or immediately toasted leaves. These can be fried with butter or oil before adding any other ingredients. Usually South Indian food is vegetarian, so curry leaves are scarcely used with non-vegetarian dishes. Mostly lentils and vegetable curries as well as stuffing for some Indian snacks include curry leaves to retain the aroma and make them smell delicious. Mostly Sri Lankan dishes like the beef curry need flavors of curry leaves.
Frozen curry leaves can add the same texture and aroma to all your dishes, but don’t defrost it until its ready to be cooked. As curry leaves tend to lose their shine and smell, we keep both frozen and fresh leaves. You can order it as per your wish and apart from that you can get a free recipe as how to cook a dish with curry leaves. May be a curry with curry leaves or a soft drink like lemonade that carries typical South Indian flavors that’s up to the amount of leaves you buy from us.
At special requests we even provide curry tree sapling, to customers who want a permanent solution to get fresh curry leaves at their disposal. These plants grow healthily in western environment, even though they belong to a different geographic region. Like human beings they tend to adapt to climate changes and make their home in the backyard.
If you have plenty of space for a kitchen garden then don’t wait, order a sapling and get curry leaves handy for your South Asian dishes that need curry leaves for flavoring.