Curry Leaves Vs. Bay Leaves: SPICEography Showdown

curry leaves vs bay leaves

Curry leaves and bay leaves are both staples of Indian and Sri Lankan cooking. Bay leaves come from the bay laurel tree while curry leaves come from the sweet neem or Neeme tree, which is a relative of the cinnamon tree. It is possible to confuse the two since curry leaves do look a lot like bay leaves. The resemblance may cause some cooks to believe that they are related; they are not. How do these two herbs compare to each other? Do they have a similar flavor? Read on for answers to these and other questions.

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