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Preserving Curry Leaves/Kadi Patta
Curry leaves, referred to as kadi patta in Hindi, is one of the most unusual seasoning components that is used to almost every dish of mine to enhance its taste and flavour. But, I have seen that instead of eating this humble leaf, maximum people simply throw it away. I believing in Preserving Curry Leaves or winters for times when the plant dries up in winters.
But have you ever questioned yourself as to why then did our moms (even our ancestors) use this leaf for each food item when you have to throw away this leaf!
Well, it is due to the fact that kadi patta is filled with several vitamins that are without a doubt good for you. It not only helps your heart to function better and enlivens and revitalize your hair and skin with energy but it is fully loaded with health advantages and has anti-cancerous properties. Right here are a number of ways you can preserve them.
Come winters and the curry leaves shrubs starts drying up. The leaves become yellow and then I have to wait for spring to use curry leaves. So I derived a way to preserve them with their flavour so that from November to February I don’t have to bother about their availability. I started preserving them!
For Preserving Curry Leaves pluck the required amount of curry leaves. Wash them and remove them from the stems.
Place them in a sieve in shade. They are best preserved in summers and not monsoons. In monsoons, they may fall prey to fungus. Let them dry naturally.
Bottle them up in an air-tight jar for. You can keep the jar in the kitchen or in the refrigerator.
Preserving Curry Leaves is relatively an easy job. Now they are ready to be used in the winter months.
Recipe Name: Preserving Curry Leaves/Kadi Patta
Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai
Description: Come winters and the curry leaves shrubs starts drying up. The leaves become yellow and then I have to wait for spring to use curry leaves. So I derived a way to preserve them with their flavour so that from November to February I don't have to bother about their availability. I started preserving them!
Preperation time: 3-4 days