Fresh Curry Leaves - 100g
Curry leaves are not the same as curry powder, though they’re often added to this popular spice mixture and popularly used in cooking to add flavor to dishes, such as curries, rice dishes, and dals.
Why Should You Eat More Herbs and Spices?
Herbs have been used since ancient times for their medicinal properties, mostly concentrated into teas and tinctures. More recently, their healthful value as a food ingredient has been realized. For one, herbs add a burst of flavor to food, allowing you to cut back on salt without sacrificing taste. And several herbs, including parsley, have significant amounts of the essential vitamins A, C and K.
But the true power of herbs lies in their wealth of protective polyphenols — plant compounds with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Piles of studies show that polyphenols in herbs help combat such diseases as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and more. Polyphenols are anti-microbial, so they can help protect us from harmful bacteria as well. Although many of the studies on herbs’ effects have involved concentrated solutions of the leaves’ active components, there is evidence that their benefits still apply when they are cooked and eaten as part of a regular meal, too.
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Aside from being a versatile culinary herb, they offer an abundance of health benefits due to the powerful plant compounds they contain.
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How to use Curry Leaves?
The most common way to use curry leaves will be by adding them to dishes like dals or curries when tempring. The most popular combination is to heat them along with mustard seeds and green chilies, then adding other ingredients to build the flavors.
They can also be added to chutneys and salads, chopped finely or left whole. I find that chopped leaves are much easier for my kids to eat.
Join Aditi's South Indian Breakfast Class or South Indian Kerala style Vegan Cooking Class. Manekha also teaches vegan and gluten free Sri Lankan food. Both classes use recipes with curry leaves where you can learn how the flavors are combined with this herb.
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