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Val Dow

Curry leaves

I love curry and cooking them but have great difficulty finding curry leaves (tej patti). I would love to buy a plant or find out where I can buy them. They certainly add that little bit extra to the curry. Any ideas?

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lemonsqueaky

Curry leaves

Ah now - you need to speak to our Curry Queen, Sam from Worthing. I love fresh curry leaves, they also freeze well (the dried version is not so good). If you live in England I can send you some fresh Val, they weigh nothing.

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Val Dow

Curry leaves

Hi Where is this curry queen Sam? I live in Beckenham and a package of curry leaves would be fantastic. 13 Magnolia Ct. 51 The Avenue BR3 5EE.

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Grannie Cool

Curry Bush

I was given one years ago and have never used it for fear of poisoning the family. I would love some advice on what I might use it for. We love curry. Cheers.

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RachelF

curry leaves

Let me know if you find any. I am down the road from Beckenham in Sydenham.
Tooting will probably deliver the goods, and worth popping over there for all the other goodies, as I am sure you know. Hmm I can see a Saturday trip coming on.
Brixton Market may come up with the goods too.

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lemonsqueaky

Curry leaves

Will nip into my local greengrocer and see how fresh their curry leaves are Val. The scent is wonderful and will take you back to many a good meal, particularly vegetarian.

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Nausea Bagwash

Curry leaves

Beware - there is a garden plant widely available in nurseries and garden centres called "curry plant" (because of the scent of it's foliage). It is a variety of Helichrysum (IIRC) and NOT the plant that culinary curry leaves come from!

"Curry leaves" used in cooking are look a bit like a small bay leaves but the "curry plant"
is silvery grey with rather spike-y leaves (a bit like shrivelled rosemary) and small yellow flowers. According to my nurseryman it is poisonous although it's often found with the herbs in garden centres.





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Nausea Bagwash

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"Hi Where is this curry queen Sam? I live in Beckenham and a package of curry leaves would be fantastic. 13 Magnolia Ct. 51 The Avenue BR3 5EE."

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Probably not a good idea to post your address in clear sight. You don't know who might be lurking here.

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lemonsqueaky

Curry leaves

This very true - the curry leaves you're looking for Val resemble small bay leaves and have a beautiful aroma.

If you feel you'd rather take your address off I have it safe and sound, Nor can reassure you I'm not a stalker!

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Val Dow

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"Hi Where is this curry queen Sam? I live in Beckenham and a package of curry leaves would be fantastic.

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lemonsqueaky

Curry leaves

Our curry queen is not feeling too good Val, so Lemonsqueaky to the rescue. But have a look on Sam from Worthing's recipes - you can't go wrong.

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Grannie Cool

Curry Leaves - Nausea Bagwash

Nausea Bagwash - many many thanks for your description of curry leaves. I now know that I definitely have the poisonous plant,
you describe it perfectly. I am sure the person who gave it to me didn't think it was other than a herb....... at least I think I do!!!
Many thanks once again

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

curry leaves

I've only ever bought dried curry leaves, but didn't bother with them after trying for lst time as they had no aroma/flavour whatsoever. Nice to know the fresh ones are good however.
I always have a curry plant in my herb border, just there for the amazing smell - I always think it's odd that it actually smells of curry powder which is, after all, a mix of all different spices.

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RS234

Fresh Curry Leaves

Hello I love using fresh curry leaves too - there is a new website called www.findthatingredient.com that has some listings for fresh curry leaves local to me and online?

Has lots of other ingredients on it too.

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Nausea Bagwash

Lemonsqueezy

"If you feel you'd rather take your address off I have it safe and sound, Nor can reassure you I'm not a stalker!

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No, Lemonsqueezy, I didn't mean you are but one never knows about "lurkers"

 
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