INGREDIENTS

Buyer's guide

Curry leaves are increasingly available in supermarkets and can be found in many Indian or South East Asian grocers.

Storage

Fresh curry leaves freeze well and retain their flavour for many weeks, although it will eventually diminish. Freeze in an airtight container or strong plastic bag, as the fragrance will taint other food in your freezer.

Preparation

Add them to curries near the beginning of cooking, just before you fry the spices.