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Thai Basil- Siam Princess - (Tukmaria)

The most flavorful of the Thai basils (Ocimum basilicum), Siam Princess has small green and purplish leaves with red stems and purple flowers. Grows 12-18". 

The leaves are an essential ingredient in Southeast Asian cooking, it adds its dinstinctive anise/clove flavor in curries and spicy dishes, or as a fragrant ornamental in the herb or flower garden. Known as horapa in Thai. Also used in Vietnamese dishes where it is known as hung que. A plate of raw Thai basil is often served as an accompaniment to Pho.

In India the seeds, also known as tukmaria or sabja, are utilized in making falooda a dessert popular in India and the Middle East. Soak the seeds in water to turn it into a jelly that can be then added to vermicelli, rose syrup, pistachios, cardamom, ice cream and milk to create this tasty and cooling concoction.

59 days.



SKU: 114
Price: $2.75 
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