Kaffir Lime Powder – 18g


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Product description

Kaffir Lime Leaves are similar to bay leaves, but with a shiny green colour and a strong lime flavour and pungent aroma. They are a key ingredient in Thai and other Asian cuisines.

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Flavour Notes:

Similar to bay leaves with a shiny green look and strong, tangy lime flavour, Kaffir Lime Leaves are used predominantly in Thai cuisine. We harvest the leaves at their peak and dry and grind them.

Culinary Notes:

Its finely ground consistency means the zesty kaffir lime flavour blends seamlessly into dishes without having the whole leaves in. Add a tang to cut through spicy coconut Thai curries or mix with fish sauce and other aromatics to make a fragrant marinade for fish or meat.

Health Benefits:

Kaffir lime leaves have many health benefits. They stimulate digestion and have anti-inflammatory properties. Also, they have anti-oxidants.


100% dried ground Kaffir Lime Leaves

country of origin:

Southeast Asia

other names or spelling:

Kaffir Lime Leaves, Citrus hystrix, Makrut Lime Leaves, Kieffer, Thai lime, wild lime, Indonesian lime leaves, Kaffir lime

How to use

  • Use lime powder in Thai curries, rice and Asian noodle recipes to impart fresh citrus characteristics to the dish
  • Used in desserts and sweet dishes
  • Use as a substitute for fresh lime leaves
  • Use in soups, stir-fries, and green curries
  • Goes well with fish, vegetables, noodles, rice and squid
  • Use with meats such as chicken, pork or poultry
  • Combines well with basil, chilli peppers, coriander, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds and anise
  • Add at the beginning of cooking to release its volatile oils or as a finishing sprinkle after blooming in a warm pan
  • The strong flavour of the kaffir lime powder means only 1/4-1/2tsp is needed

The Spice People FAQs

Kaffir Lime Powder is made from the dried and ground leaves of the kaffir lime tree (Citrus hystrix). It is commonly used as a seasoning in Southeast Asian cuisine for its distinctive citrusy flavour and aroma.

While fresh kaffir lime leaves provide a more intense flavor, kaffir lime powder can be substituted in recipes that call for fresh leaves. However, keep in mind that the flavor intensity may vary, so adjustments may be needed based on personal preference.

The amount of Kaffir Lime Powder used in a recipe will vary depending on personal taste preferences and the specific dish being prepared. As a general guideline, start with a small amount and adjust to taste. Keep in mind that kaffir lime powder has a strong flavour, so a little can go a long way.

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

These spices are different. Paprika is the sweet cousin of Kashmiri chilli specific to western cuisine. Kashmiri chilli popular in Indian cuisine and is hotter than paprika.

Place the Kashmiri chilli under the sun for two days. When the chillies turn crispy, grind them in a food mill. Cool down the powder and store it in an airtight jar.

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Arab traders brought spices from the Middle East, European and British travellers introduced produce like peanuts, pineapple, avocado, tomato, squash and pumpkin. During their time on the Malay Peninsula, the Chinese developed a distinctive cuisine known as ‘Nonya’, resulting from blending Chinese recipes and wok cooking techniques with spices and ingredients used by the local Malay community. The dishes are tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbaceous, and the signature dish is none other than Malaysia’s famous spiced noodle soup – Laksa.

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As important as the rendang recipe itself is to Malaysian cuisine, what to serve with beef rendang is arguably just as imperative. Whether making the traditional beef version or a slightly lighter chicken, vegetable or fish, the rich flavour and intense texture of a rendang requires a perfect balance of freshness and tang when it comes to entrees and sides. Salads like Fresh Cucumber & Peanut and Sweet and Sour Cucumber & Pineapple Achar provide the perfect disruption to the bold, rich spices of the rendang and soothe and cool the palette alongside fluffy steamed rice and flaky golden roti bread. Entrees served at meal times in Malaysia often feature Nasi Lemak – their national dish, or Malaysian Chicken Satay to whet the appetite ready for the main event. Traditionally, the best Malaysian food is finished with an after-meal drink of Kopi Tarek ‘sweet coffee’ or The Tarik ‘sweet tea’. These are combined with condensed milk and water, and the coffee or tea drinks are ‘pulled’ by pouring vigorously between jugs to create a frothy consistency. To read more about the flavours of Malaysia and the traditional accompaniments to an authentic Malaysian Rendang, Click Here to check out our blog post.


Malaysia is also known for its growing and production of spices, namely cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and cloves. These spices are known as ‘rempah empat beradik’, meaning the four siblings as they are found throughout most Malay dishes. These are sold separately or as a handy blend often under names like ‘seafood curry spices’ or ‘meat curry spices’. Paired with other aromatics like kaffir lime, galangal and lemongrass (locally grown and imported) these four spices produce the complex and fragrant base flavour and aroma famous for Malaysian cooking.  As diverse as the people themselves, every aspect of Malaysian cuisine is a combination of sweet, sour, rich and spicy, combined in a way, unlike any other country’s cuisine.