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Nadan Meen Curry: A Delicacy for the Soul


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On 11/26/2020 at 7:52 PM, heidih said:

 I really love his enthusiasm in all the places he visits. Interesting background story.

I like his videos as well.

 

Not sure if @Tom Thomas is still around, as I love experimenting with Indian cuisine and have all of those ingredients on hand (and a beautiful little curry leaf plant which is one of my new found loves!) but I am curious....What are 'no.' as a unit of measurement for the Kokum and Curry leaves?  Pieces?

 

I have been wanting to experiment with the Kokum but have seen very few uses for it, so this will be fun.

 

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3 hours ago, TicTac said:

I like his videos as well.

 

Not sure if @Tom Thomas is still around, as I love experimenting with Indian cuisine and have all of those ingredients on hand (and a beautiful little curry leaf plant which is one of my new found loves!) but I am curious....What are 'no.' as a unit of measurement for the Kokum and Curry leaves?  Pieces?

 

I have been wanting to experiment with the Kokum but have seen very few uses for it, so this will be fun.

 

I love curry leaves.  Depending on the size batch, I will use at least a sprig, maybe 2.  If you have a curry plant, you never want to pick individual leaves leaving "skeletons".  You always want to take a branch from where it emerges from the stem.  This will also have the benefit of spurring the plant to put out more branches! 2 birds....

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1 hour ago, KennethT said:

I love curry leaves.  Depending on the size batch, I will use at least a sprig, maybe 2.  If you have a curry plant, you never want to pick individual leaves leaving "skeletons".  You always want to take a branch from where it emerges from the stem.  This will also have the benefit of spurring the plant to put out more branches! 2 birds....

 

I am coming to love them as well, but I love the plant itself!  It is a gorgeous little thing, and I have a fondness for this one in particular as when it was shipped to me it was literally, no more than a barren twig.  She clearly is hearty and has come a long way. 

 

For the most part I have not picked off leaves, besides a few from the bottom early on just to smell and taste them!  Now I have been experimenting with pinching stems part way down the branch.  Curious to see if it splits (ala topping methods) or how the rest of it reacts.  I will also try from the stem to compare.  Thanks!

 

 

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15 minutes ago, TicTac said:

 

I am coming to love them as well, but I love the plant itself!  It is a gorgeous little thing, and I have a fondness for this one in particular as when it was shipped to me it was literally, no more than a barren twig.  She clearly is hearty and has come a long way. 

 

For the most part I have not picked off leaves, besides a few from the bottom early on just to smell and taste them!  Now I have been experimenting with pinching stems part way down the branch.  Curious to see if it splits (ala topping methods) or how the rest of it reacts.  I will also try from the stem to compare.  Thanks!

 

 

You can top it and it will split.  Tons of videos growing curry plant on YouTube.  Depending on environment, it can go from a short twig to a bush in a year or so.

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20 hours ago, KennethT said:

You can top it and it will split.  Tons of videos growing curry plant on YouTube.  Depending on environment, it can go from a short twig to a bush in a year or so.

I did not top it as per usual, but topped one of the branches to see how it reacts.  Must have been the full sun spot I put it in, but this little twig has grown into a nice little bush in about 7 months!  Such a pretty little plant.  And the fresh curry leaves are so superior to dried, just like its neighbour, Mr. Bay Leaf plant (maybe there is an unknown symbiosis between the two!?)

 

 

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24 minutes ago, TicTac said:

I did not top it as per usual, but topped one of the branches to see how it reacts.  Must have been the full sun spot I put it in, but this little twig has grown into a nice little bush in about 7 months!  Such a pretty little plant.  And the fresh curry leaves are so superior to dried, just like its neighbour, Mr. Bay Leaf plant (maybe there is an unknown symbiosis between the two!?)

 

 

I've never seen dried curry leaves.  I alwasy get them fresh.  But now I just do a little snip snip, rather than paying $5 for 4 sprigs...

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