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Old 08-29-2008, 05:39 AM   #1
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Substitution for tumeric leaf?

hey all,

i want to make my self an authentic malaysian curry that my grandma taught me when i was there. The vital ingrediant in this curry she adviced is tumeric leaf but back in the uk we dont have this. I admit we do have tumeric powder but the colour is completly different and i got a feeling it wont have the same flavour. What do you think ist he best substitution for this, my mum said bayleaf is quite good but to be honest i am not too sure




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Old 09-01-2008, 11:53 PM   #2
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There is no substitute for turmeric leaves ... but as your Mum mentioned - bay leaves are about as close as you're going to get to the same flavor.

Powdered turmeric is different - it is the boiled, dried and ground rhizome.

You don't trust your Mum?
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