basil

basil

 

COOK: Add freshly chopped leaves to dals or stews at the last minute for maximum flavor. Replace a portion of cilantro with basil when making cilantro chutney. Dry leaves can be mixed in marinades for vegetables, fish or chicken for a floral finish. 

TIPS: Make a tea with fresh basil leaves, whole mace & black peppercorns. 

HEALTH: Basil helps with digestion & is a good anti inflammatory herb.