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How to store Curry leaves

by Jeyashri suresh
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How to store curry leaves

How to store curry leaves, a detailed video in Tamil with more tips. Few days back, when i shared a post on Instagram, few of them asked, how to store curry leaves. I thought that’s a simple one but never know it will be beneficial to many. So thought of sharing my way of storing curry leaves in the fridge. The same method works well for Coriander leaves, mint leaves, and green chilis as well.

Curry leaves are generally given in all the Indian shops in Singapore for free. I don’t remember buying it for money for the past 20 years. Even in Chennai, we used to take it from our garden. After moving to Hongkong, for the first time i bought it in the shop. And compared to Singapore, here in Hongkong, we don’t have shops which sell fresh vegetables, like Little India Singapore. Though i love the new place, few comforts which we got used to in Singapore is definitely missed.

So the curry leaves which i got from the Indian shop was preserved with utmost care this time. This same method i am following for more than 10 years and works well during summer and winter. Check out the notes section to see more tips. Let’s see how to store curry leaves in the fridge.

Check out recipes which use curry leaves as a major ingredient – Curry leaves idiyappam, Karuveppilai sadam, Chettinad karuveppilai kuzhambu

 

How to store curry leaves 

How to store curry leaves
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How to store curry leaves

Learn how to store curry leaves in the fridge.
Prep Time20 mins
Resting time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Kitchen basics
Author: Jeyashri suresh

Instructions

  • Wash the curry leaves thoroughly. Wash 3-4 times and you can soak it in water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Ensure the dirt is completely removed.
  • Drain the curry leaves in a strainer.
  • Once all the water is completely drained, take out the leaves one by one.
  • Spread a clean cotton cloth or a kitchen tissue and spread the curry leaves on this.
  • Let this dry until the moisture on the leaves are completely gone.
  • Do not keep it under the sun. You can keep it under the fan.
  • Let this dry for 2-3 hours. If you want to get it done quickly, pat dry them using another kitchen cloth.
  • Once the moisture is absorbed well, put a clean dry kitchen towel in a box.
  • Remove the leaves which are not good.
  • Always use an airtight box.
  • Put the curry leaves into the box. Do not over crowd the box.
  • Close the box and keep it inside the fridge.
  • This will stay good for 2 weeks.

Video

Notes

1 The same way you can store for mint leaves, coriander leaves, and green chili.
2. For green chili remove the stem and store.
3. Coriander leaves and mint leaves will stay good for a week.
4. Ensure the leaves are moisture-free. If moisture is there it will get spoiled soon.
5. If you don’t get a tissue, you can use a thin cotton cloth.
6. Always take out the leaves and put them back soon inside the fridge, especially in summer.
  • Wash the curry leaves thoroughly. Wash 3-4 times and you can soak it in water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Ensure the dirt is completely removed.
  • Drain the curry leaves in a strainer.
Wash and drain
  • Once all the water is completely drained, take out the leaves one by one.
  • Spread a clean cotton cloth or a kitchen tissue and spread the curry leaves on this.
  • Let this dry until the moisture on the leaves is completely gone.
  • Do not keep it under the sun. You can keep it under the fan.
  • Let this dry for 2-3 hours. If you want to get it done quickly, pat dry them using another kitchen cloth.
  • Once the moisture is absorbed well, put a clean dry kitchen towel in a box.
  • Remove the leaves which are not good.
  • Always use an airtight box.
  • Put the curry leaves into the box. Do not overcrowd the box.
  • Close the box and keep it inside the fridge.
how to store curry leaves
  • This will stay good for 2 weeks.
  • The same way you can store for mint leaves, coriander leaves, and green chili.
  • For Green chilies, remove the stem and store.
  • Coriander leaves and mint leaves will stay good for a week.
  • Ensure the leaves are moisture-free. If moisture is there it will get spoiled soon.
  • If you don’t get a tissue, you can use a thin cotton cloth.
  • Always take out the leaves and put them back soon inside the fridge, especially in summer.
Curry leaves

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2 comments

Meera February 14, 2020 - 4:29 pm

Hi jeyashri, adding a spoonful of crystal salt while soaking in water will help removing the pesticides.

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Jeyashri suresh February 15, 2020 - 8:29 pm

Yes i add while washing fruits. Will do for curry leaves too. Thank you

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