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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


  • 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.



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.