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Storing Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta)

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Curry leaves used in most of the Indian dishes. Used as in tempering or also as a marination to many of the dishes. But they get spoiled easily if not stored properly. And outside India, it is really a treasure to buy or have it. Hence need to keep it clean and fresh. Here are my simple ways to store them:


  1. I simply let the curry leaves dry completely. I stored them in the freezer in an air tight container. I liked this method the most as the curry leaves still holds the flavour.
  2. Roast them on a pan. Let it cool down completely and make a powder of it in a mixer and store it in an air tight container in a cool area.
  3. Now , once I just let it air dry for 3-4 days in open (If you have sunlight it is better), and once it looks a little dried out, I stored them in an air tight container.
  4. Which I recently tried is just microwaved the Curry leaves for 30 secs or so (may be less or more depending on the microwave….So can do in intervals of 10-15 secs and check..It should not burn). Let it cool down completely and then store it in the air tight container.
  5. I have also read comments, where in people wash it, let them dry, and apply oil and store it in freezer. I have not done this yet. Just adding if someone wants to try it out.

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