What is kaffir lime in Philippines?
Citrus hystrix, called the kaffir lime or makrut lime, (US: /ˈmækrət/, UK: /məkˈruːt/) is a citrus fruit native to tropical Southeast Asia and southern China. Its fruit and leaves are used in Southeast Asian cuisine and its essential oil is used in perfumery.
What is kaffir lime called in Tamil?
Kaffir lime is actually a lime that is native to Thailand and it is popularly called Makrut in Thailand. We call it kolumichai in Tamil and it’s botanical name is Citrus Hystrix.
What do kaffir leaves look like?
Kaffir lime leaves are thick, dark green and shiny on the top, porous and pale on the back. A leaf has two connecting leaves which I call ‘double leaves’. Tear a leaf to smell the distinct aroma. Fresh kaffir lime leaves keep well in a refrigerator for at least 2 weeks.
What does kaffir lime taste like?
Kaffir lime leaves are an aromatic Asian leaf most often used in Thai, Indonesian and Cambodian recipes. They have a spiced-citrus flavour which is a lot lighter and zestier than a bay leaf or curry leaf.
Are Makrut and kaffir lime leaves the same?
Makrut Lime Leaves are also known as Kaffir Lime Leaves – a term that is offensive to some people. These leaves are used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking, they are leaves from the tree of the same name. They add an intense fragrant lime flavour wherever they are used.
Can I eat kaffir lime fruit?
Kaffir lime fruits are edible, though often they are overlooked for eating due to their mostly undesirable taste. We are all quite familiar with the use of kaffir lime leaves in cooking, however, there are many ways to use kaffir lime fruit in recipes to make them taste delicious.
What can substitute kaffir lime leaves?
If you don’t have access to fresh kaffir lime leaves, use the zest of a lime to add a fresh, citrus flavour to your dish. Other substitutes include Persian limes (also known as a Tahiti lime, or a seedless lime) or lemon zest.
What are kaffir lime leaves used for?
Kaffir lime leaves are an aromatic Asian leaf most often used in Thai, Indonesian and Cambodian recipes. They have a spiced-citrus flavour which is a lot lighter and zestier than a bay leaf or curry leaf. Perfect for lifting a coconut-based broth or fragrant fish curry.
What is a Kieffer lime?
Kieffer limes are botanically classified as Citrus hystrix. Grows well in containers. This lime is often called Thai Bergamot which is frequently confused for Bergamot Orange. The leaves, zest, and juice are used in Thai, Cambodian, and Indonesian cooking. Thai Lime trees are easy to care for and have a wonderful, aromatic citrus fragrance.
Kaffir lime leaves enrich cooked dishes as a spice or garnish. The limes themselves are bitter and not especially palatable on their own. However, cooks use the rinds as zest in cooking, especially in Thai cuisine. People who grow kaffir lime trees do so for the leaves, unique-looking fruit, and the beautiful fragrance.
What is the scientific name of kaffir lime?
Citrus hystrix, called the kaffir lime, makrut lime (US: /ˈmækrɪt/, UK: /məkˈruːt/) or Mauritius papeda, is a citrus fruit native to tropical Southeast Asia and southern China.
Do kaffir lime trees self pollinate?
Kaffir lime trees produce fragrant white flowers. Like other citrus trees, kaffir lime trees self-pollinate. When growing outdoors, there is nothing to do. When growing indoors, you’ll need to help it along in order to initiate fruit development.