What is another word for kaffir lime?

1 synonym found


[ kˈafi͡ə lˈa͡ɪm], [ kˈafi‍ə lˈa‍ɪm], [ k_ˈa_f_iə l_ˈaɪ_m]

Kaffir lime is a citrus fruit popularly used in Southeast Asian cuisine, often known for its distinct flavour and aroma. The fruit's leaves are a crucial ingredient in many recipes, providing a unique taste that is essential to dishes like tom yum soup, green curry and laksa. Due to its popularity, there are numerous synonyms that are often used interchangeably with kaffir lime, including Thai lime, makrut lime, Indian lime or Mauritius papeda. Despite the similarity in taste, each synonym has a slightly unique flavour profile, making it a valuable ingredient in various cuisines worldwide. Whether you're cooking Thai, Indian, or Mauritian dishes, kaffir lime can add an extra kick to your cooking.

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How to use "Kaffir lime" in context?

Kaffir lime, also called the Indian limes or bunia lime, is a citrus fruit indigenous to South Africa. The fruit is small, green, and slightly curved, with a thick, green rind and a sour, acidic juice. The fruits are thought to be the ancestors of the lime family, and are commonly used in Indian cuisine. They can be eaten raw, but are most commonly used in curries and tamarind sauces. The kaffir lime is considered a national fruit of South Africa.

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