This grapefruit-sized fruit actually grows on a climbing cactus. Its spongy pulp is white or sometimes pinkish red, sweet and juicy with numerous tiny edible black seeds scattered throughout
Actually a tuber, the sunchoke looks like a small, bumpy potato or ginger root. The knobby, thin-skinned exterior is usually tannish-gold to cream colored but some varieties are reddish or purplish.
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Curry leaves are available year round.
Curry leaves release a strong curry-like fragrance with a citrus, sometimes compared to a tangerine, overtone. Some describe the flavor as nutty with a hint of lemon. Resembling a small narrow bay leaf, several small shiny pointed leaflets grow closely along a central stem. These aromatic leafy powerhouses are dark green on top with a pale green underside. Curry leaves should be purchased as needed as they quickly lose flavor.
Curry leaves provide vitamin A, vitamin B, minerals and carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids and alkloids.
A must for making Indian curries and authentic Thai dishes. Best fresh, curry leaves may be oven-dried or toasted immediately before using in recipes. The whole stem may be tossed into foods. Briefly fry in butter or oil with spices; add to simmering meat, fish and vegetable dishes. Be careful when adding leaves to hot oil as fresh curry leaves will spatter. Soft textured, the leaves are edible and do not need to be removed before serving. Chop into fresh chutney or grind for spice mixtures.
Native to India and Sri Lanka, curry-leaf trees still grow wild in most regions of India except in the higher elevations of the Himalayas. Curry leaves grow on the Murraya koenigii plant that eventually grows into a tropical tree.
Recipes that include Curry Leaves. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Playing with Fire and Water||Coconut Fig Terrine with Curry Tea|
|Lisa's Kitchen||Mung and Azuki Beans with Fresh Peas and Spices|
|The Perfect Pantry||Mulligatawny Soup|
|Sailu's Kitchen||Chamadumpala Pulusu Arbi (Taro Root) Curry|
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