Kaffir lime

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Kaffir lime is a small, round, gnarled variety of lime indigenous to Southeast Asia-known as limau perut in Malaysia and makrut in Thailand.

The leaves and rind are used in curry pastes and other dishes as a source of intense, citrusy aroma and flavor. The leaves are most common in their dried form, although they can also be found fresh or frozen in Asian markets. Domestic citrus leaves or regular lime rind may be substituted.