Botanical name: Murraya koenigii
How to grow it:
Curry Leaf tree grows up to 5m but can be kept pruned to a smaller size. Likes full sun and good drainage – can handle part shade positions too. It’s an attractive tree that is worthy of a spot in ornamental gardens.
Can be grown in a large pot – roots will need to be pruned every 2-3 years to keep the foliage healthy.
Propogation is by stem or sucker cuttings. Also from seed, but must be very fresh.
In the kitchen:
Most noted for use in curries. Best flavour comes from frying it with garlic, ginger and onions.
An aromatic and warming oil can be made by cold infusing leaves in sesame oil.