Sunday, April 17, 2011

Limau Purut for Cooking

Daun limau purut, or kaffir lime leaves, is a common ingredient in Malaysian cooking.  The bush can be grown quite easily in the tropics and my DW has two in our yard.  The leaves have a lime flavour and can be used in place of lemon peel.  I have already highlighted its use in one dish -Bombay Chicken- that was posted earlier and also photos of the fruit here.

Limau Purut Bush (Kaffir Lime)
The rind of the Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix) is also used in Thai and Laotian cooking, and the juice used in some types of medicine.


  1. hi's limau Purut..not perut...perut is stomach...hehe.. :)

  2. Oh, saya malulah!! Akan menukar, terima kasih.

  3. Sama-sama :)

    I like reading your blog. Keep up on writing about your life in Malaysia.