Lemon Leaf

Leaf (green) of the lemon plant. Used as flavoring agent in many South East Asian dishes.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is extracted from fresh lemon. Lemons are oval, yellow colored citrus fruit. Lemon juice is available in bottle but best is to squeeze out and then strain from the fresh ones.

Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass is a stiff grass like vegetable having lemon flavor and is used as flavoring agent in many South East Asian dishes. Available fresh in most Asian markets. How to use :- Use only the soft inner portion from 4 to 6 inches of the stalks from bottom discarding the outer leaves. Chop or crush.


Lettuces are green leafy vegetable. Mostly used in salads and sandwiches and taken as raw. Many green and red leaf types are available. Buy only fresh and brightly colored ones and wash before use.

Kalmi Saag

Known as Water Spinach. The plant is marketed in bundles, resembling European water-cress, with small leaves attached to the main stem. Water Spinach can be grown in water or in moist beds on land. (Chinese: Ung Choy, Yeung Choy, English: Convolvulus, Filipino: Kang Kung) Available in Chinese or Indian grocery stores.

Kewra Water

This is an extract that’s distilled from pandanus flowers, and used to flavor meats, drinks, and desserts in India and Southeast Asia. Some brands of Kewra water are artificially flavored, so check the label. Substitutes: Kewra essence (more concentrated, so use less) OR rose water.


Khoya is a dairy product. Khoya is used in making many sweets dishes. In India there is no problem in getting khoya from the stores. It is considered as one of the important dairy products and in many houses it is very commonly used. However, outside India, people do not know what khoya is, and it is not available in the stores. Khoya can be made at home, though the method is little tedious. It is prepared by boiling and reducing the milk to a semi-solid stage. For more information visit this Link