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BRITISH INDIAN RESTAURANT FOOD (BIR)

Bay leaves

Bay leaves

Used to flavour and not eaten. Often placed in pilau rice for their distinctive mild flavour but often removed prior to serving.

Fresh and dried are available although the dried tend to have a stronger flavour which is similar to cinnamon but much milder. This leaf has been used since ancient greek days and is popular around the world and not just indian cuisine. 

In times gone by these leaves where often scattered in the pantry as its believed they repel mice, flies and roaches.