Indian Bay Leaves – Tej Patta

£ 1.95


Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

Indian Bay Leaves are also known as Tej Patta. They have a strong aroma and flavour reminiscent of cinnamon, cloves and cassia. The leaves are large in size, olive green in colour and have 3 veins running the length of the leaf.

Tej Patta or Indian Bay Leaves should not be confused with the more common European bay leaf. These Indian leaves are very different from the European leaf and are not a substitute, as their flavour is entirely different. It’s a stronger and more complex flavour, with notes of cinnamon, clove, and cardamom. They’re often used in combination with other spices such as cumin, coriander, and turmeric to create complex and flavourful Indian dishes.

Believed to be exclusively used in Northern India. They are an exquisite addition to Moghul curries and rice dishes. How about try using the next time you make a Korma or Biryani.

Traditionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Tej Patta is believed to have a number of health benefits including improving digestion and relieving respiratory problems. They’re a rich source of antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties and can even be used as an insect repellent!

The best way to use the Indian Bay leaf, you should crush or tear before adding to a dish. Read more about these leaves here.


Reviews (7)

7 reviews for Indian Bay Leaves – Tej Patta

  1. Brendan Sullivan

    Easy to order. Arrived promptly. Good condition dried Indian Bay Leaves. Would definitely order again.

  2. Russ

    At last! Tej Pata. You would not believe the trouble I have had getting this in New Zealand. Most Indian grocers seem to think that bay leaves are bay leaves. Seasoned Pioneers came through and I am a happy curry chef! Excellent service! Good on Yer!

  3. Nick

    High quality product, rich and pure! I really like the small sizes of all the products from this company, these are my go to for all spices and I’ve thrown away existing ones to replace them with these great new spices. Thankyou for taking the time to stock organic versions too, I really appreciate that! Great company and will be recommending to everyone, my kitchen experience has been transformed, its amazing what fresh quality spices can add to a dish.

  4. Harold William Tubey (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the product, and prompt delivery

  5. domagojmitrovic (verified owner)

    Didn’t make the meal yet, but delivery was sooner than expected. Also, browsing through the website it seems you got vast selection of spices, some of which are available as organic.
    My first time ordering and most likely will order again.

  6. Cyril Barnett (verified owner)

    Excellent product, I’d definitely purchase again as you get far more flavour from them.

  7. Sue Heyes (verified owner)

    I have been using just ordinary bay leaves in my spicy dishes until now but what a difference Indian bay leaves make. They have a much deeper flavour and I would highly recommend. Once you have used Indian bay leaves, you will definitely not go back to ordinary ones.

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Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

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