Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Beauty of Betel Leaves
Friends, yesterday was Hanuman Jayanthi & I visited the Hanuman temple, a betel leaf garland adorned the Lord. The sight of vibrant green betel leaves set me thinking. I’m transported to the world of paan shots, fritters & the gulkand drink. It’s amazing how this digestive transforms into something so delectable.
An evergreen perennial, the betel plant originates from South East Asia. The word Betel is derived from the Tamil/Malayalam word vettila.