Bay Leaves (Tejpatta)
Bay leaves, also known as Tejpatta in Hindi, are a type of aromatic leaf commonly used in Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. The leaves come from the bay laurel tree and have a pungent and slightly bitter taste, with a floral aroma.
Bay leaves are often used in dishes such as soups, stews, curries, and biryanis, and they are commonly added to stocks and sauces for extra flavor. Bay leaves can be used fresh or dried, but the dried leaves are more commonly used in cooking.