Curry Leaf: Use It Beyond Tempering

In Indian cuisine, curry leaves, or kadi patta, are frequently used. They give the food a great flavour and scent. But few people are aware that these leaves have so many advantages that they are highly valued for their therapeutic qualities. Indians are familiar with the taste of curry leaves and how they look. They are currently grown all over the world, having originated in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh before being spread by Indian migrants. These leaves are used often in West and South Indian cuisine, much like mustard seeds or turmeric. Curry leaves are hence an essential component of the nation's culinary tradition. Since curry leaves resemble neem leaves, many Indian names for them translate to "sweet neem." These tiny, green leaves are widely used as a condiment or in south Indian dishes like sambhar, rasam, chutney, etc. Come, tell us more ways we can cook with curry leaves. 

Here are ways to add to your diet 

Add in Tempering 

Dal Tadka is the most well-liked comfort food in India. It has a great taste and is a great vegetarian source of protein. Curry leaves enhance the flavour and nutritional value of your dal by being added to the dal tadka. 

Add in Smoothies 

Fresh spinach or kale leaves, frozen mango chunks, bananas, coconut milk, and a small amount of orange juice are used to make green smoothies, which are highly reviving. The best choice is to add some curry leaves because the smoothie becomes healthier and retains its flavour despite the mild taste. Because they can consume curry leaves in the form of a smoothie, it is ideal for children. 

Add in Buttermilk 

You must have tried buttermilk, also known as chaas, the traditional Indian beverage. What if we instead add a few curry leaves to it? It would undoubtedly improve its flavour. Grind the curry leaves, salt, black pepper, and green chilies together before adding the buttermilk and thoroughly combining everything. Your buttermilk with curry leaves is prepared! 

Health Benefits 

Did you know that a curry leaf contains 108 calories per 100 g? Vital nutrients like vitamins A, B, and C are abundant in curry leaves. Curry leaf use promotes health and aids in the prevention of numerous illnesses. 

Want to lose weight using curry leaves? You can lose weight by consuming curry leaves tea every day on an empty stomach for at least a month. As an alternative, take 10-15 raw leaves in the morning with a glass of warm water. 

Curry leaves can protect our bodies from a number of cancers. Flavonoids found in it have anti-cancer effects. 

Curry leaves are quite high in fibre. Fibre-rich diets have been found to be beneficial for diabetics. They might help control blood sugar levels by slowing the pace at which the body absorbs sugar. So certainly, curry leaves are safe for those with diabetes. 

Curry leaves can be used as an efficient remedy for diarrhoea and constipation. Carbazoles, an alkaloid found in curry leaves, help to decrease diarrhoea. You can consume curry leaves either raw or cooked.