Curry Leaves

Curry Leaves

The curry tree (Murraya koenigii), also known as karivepallai, karivembu, karivepaku or kadipatta, is a kind of tree,

It is found mostly in hot climates, and is a native plant of India. The leaves of the curry tree are called curry leaves or sweet Neem leaves.

Usually, curry trees grow to 4-6 metres tall, and their trunk grows to 40 centimetres in diameter,

Small black, shiny berries that grow on the tree can be eaten, but their seeds are poisonous,

Almost all types of dal come in three forms unhulled or sabut (meaning whole in Hindi), e.g., sabut urad dal or mung sabut,

split with hull left on the split halves is described as chilka (which means shell in Hindi), e.g. chilka urad dal, mung dal chilka,

Dal is frequently eaten with flatbreads such as rotis or chapatis, or with rice.

The scientific name of the curry tree, Murraya koenegii, was chosen to celebrate the botanist Johann Gerhard Konig, who worked for a long time in India.

The last sentence in the introductory paragraph reads “Curry leaves are also entirely unrelated to bay leaves and basil leaves, which are aromatic leaves from the Mediterranean,

Am I missing something It seems unnecessary to mention this seemingly obvious fact. I mean, if you’re going to distinguish curry leaves from basil and bay leaves,

Then you might as well keep going and distinguish them from green tea leaves, black tea leaves, etc.


Curry Leaves
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