An underused overgrown curry plant!


My curry plant seems to be getting bigger and bigger and I just don’t use it as I’m not sure what to do with it.  A quick google tells me this plant does not produce the spice ‘curry’ and I am now wondering if it has any culinary uses.  This summer it was covered in yellow flowers and I chopped them all off as I had some idea that it isn’t great to let herbs flower. 

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So I had a handful of curry flowers and an excessive amount of curry plant.  I gave the plant a good chopping back as well.

Silver leaves, yellow flowers – why put them on the compost heap when you can display them in a vase?  This was the result.

If anyone has any recipes to help me make better use of my curry plant, I would love to read them in the comments below!

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  1. Don't try to eat it! It's disgusting. It's just called curry plant because it smells of curry. You're right to chop it back – preferably after it's finished flowering; it'll revive next year.

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