Growing and Cooking with Curry Leaf

Curry Leaf (Murraya Koenigii)

Curry Leaf (Murraya Koenigii)

Curry Leaf makes a wonderful potted plant for your culinary collection of aromatic herbs. The fragrant leaf has a nutty, pungent flavor and is a prized addition to South Indian foods. Logee’s Curry Leaf plant is highly valued by both the chef and gardener.

History 
Curry Leaf is native to India and is used in delicious Indian, Asian and Thai dishes throughout the world. Believe it or not, murraya is from the citrus family (Rutacaea). It has been used for centuries in Ayruvedic medicine for its antidiabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Growth Habit
Logee’s Curry Leaf plant has an upright and open growth habit, Plantwhich means that the branches have a somewhat “loose” appearance. As an indoor plant in temperate areas, Curry Leaf grows and flowers from spring through fall. In the north, it can experience a resting period during the winter months when the days are short. Sometimes, leaves will drop. Don’t worry. This is normal. Read More…

 

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