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How to Preserve Curry Leaves ?

For those of us who cant get Curry Leaves in our garden or in the near by supermarket this is the best way that I found which works to preserve them.

Ingredients :
  • Curry Leaves 

Method :
  • Take fresh Curry Leaves. Remove rotten ones.
  • Separate leaves from stem and rinse well.
  • Place a paper towel / kitchen towel on a tray and spread the leaves.
  • Let it dry for 2 to 3 days.
  • Store it in a airtight container / zip lock cover in room temperature.
  • Use it like you do with fresh curry leaves for seasoning / tadka / talimpu
Note : Stays good for a month. The dried leaves would be light green in colour and crispy.

6 comments:

PALATABLE said... January 20, 2011 at 5:10 AM  

Thanks for this useful tip dear...

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Reshmi said... January 20, 2011 at 5:22 AM  

this is the way i do...its good to be shred with others...

Happy Cook said... January 20, 2011 at 7:14 AM  

I never get fresh curry leaves here and what i do is every time i go to a indian store i buy a lot of leaves and freeze them in a zip locker it stays fresh for ages, try this it is much better then the dried ones.

Roochi said... January 26, 2011 at 6:48 AM  

@ Palatable : Thanks for dropping by
@ Reshmi : Nice to know that you do the same.
@ Happy Cook : Freezing does not work for me as I use this in seasoning and frozen curry leaves directly on to oil splutters a lot.

Meena said... March 3, 2011 at 1:24 AM  

hey thanks a lot... this will help as i don't have too much of an option to get fresh leaves!

Coffee said... July 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM  

Hi , keeping them in the freezer will not make them splutter if you remove a few and keep them aside ready for the tadka , so I quite agree with Happy Cook but am wondering about how green they stay in the freezer , another tip I picked up off some viedo says to wash , dry totally , remove from stem and keep in a plate and keep in the fridge for 3-4 hours and then remove plate they are dry by then but still green , then transfer to an air tight container - plastic , glass or a zip lock bag and store in the fridge for ages ! Works in places like U.K and U.S.A where we can't go to Indian Stores often especially so in winter!

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