Indian Bay Leaf (Cassia/Tejapatta), Certified Organic

$3.99 – $9.99

Known as cassia leaf or tejapatta. This adds subtle cinnamon flavor to soups, stews, curries, chili, as well as rice dishes. Use whole. Remove before serving.

These are whole dried Indian Bay Leaves, which means they are not ground or powdered. However, they are dried leaves, so they may be cracked or broken in the container.

Whole30 Approved USDA Certified Organic Non-GMO Non-Irradiated

0.25 oz Glass Bottle
1 oz Resealable Bag

Indian Bay Leaf

(Cinnamomum tamala):

Often confused with Bay Laurel

(Laurus nobilis):

Species: Cinnamomum tamala

Other names: ತಮಾಲ (Tamaala) in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ), மரப்பட்டை இலை (Pattai Illai) in தமிழ் (Tamizh), tejpat, [3] tejapatta, Malabar leaf, Indian bark, Indian cassia, or malabathrum

Appearance: Long, wide, olive green in color, with three veins down the length of the leaf

Typically used: Whole as a seasoning and removed before serving.

Origin: A tree in the Lauraceae family, native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and China

Flavor: Subtle cinnamon

Aroma: Cinnamon

Culinary uses: Add to soups, stews, curries, chili, as well as rice dishes. Use whole and remove before serving.
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Should I use this whole or ground?

Indian Bay Leaf is tough and is best used whole or in large pieces and then removed before eating. When it's in little pieces, they can be sharp or gritty, which is uncomfortable to eat.

What's the difference between the Indian Bay Leaf and the non-Indian Bay Leaf?

The most common Bay Leaf in North America is called Laural Bay Leaf (Laurus nobilis). It's not related to the Indian Bay Leaf, and it has a different more savory flavor, whereas Indian Bay Leaf tastes like light cinnamon.