Bay Leaf / तेजपत्ता (Tej Patta)
A Bay Leaf / तेजपत्ता (Tej Patta) is a dried leaf from the bay laurel tree. Bay leaves are often used in cooking for the distinctive flavor they impart. A bay leaf can be used to flavor many different dishes including soups, stews, sauces, stocks, and braises. Bay leaves are most often used in Mediterranean cooking. Bay leaves are also often used in soups and stews as a way to add flavor without adding any additional liquid. Bay leaves are not only used in cooking but can also be used in the bath. Bay leaves are often found in gourmet grocery stores and herbal shops.