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Curry Leaves

Other names: curry leaf, sri lanka: karapincha, hindi: kitha neem

Curry leaves (curry leaf ) is used in Indian cooking. The leaves look a bit like bay leaves along a long central stem and are used in a similar fashion. The pungent leaves are typically toasted in oil prior to the rest of the ingredients being added to the cooking pan. The leaves are best fresh but can be found and used dried as well.
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Substitute for curry leaves

Basil or Kaffir lime leaves

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Whole curry leaves


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