IDEAS WITH CURRY LEAVES
Elize de Kock
Pluck the curry leaves from the trees and wash them well. Drain well and spread them out on a clean cloth. Once it is completely dry, take a handful and spread it on a glass plate and microwave on 80% power for approximately 1 and a half minutes. Remove from microwave and spread it on another plate, once cool, store in an airtight container. We are very fortunate to have a tree in our garden.
Curry leaves can be fried in oil and used as an accompaniment to curries, make chivda as a snack with some curry leaves. I like it much more than potato crisps.
Posted by Nicolette Papas
Remove the curry leaves from the stems, wash them well in water. Put all the curry leaves on a large kitchen towel and gently pat them dry. Arrange them on a large steel plate. Now cover the large seive or perforated plate or cover. This is not essential. You can keep the curry leaves directly in the sun.
Keep the curry leaves in the sun for 2-3 days. Once they become dry and crisp, store them in an air tight container.
You can store curry leaves outside or in the fridge. Use the curry leaves whenever you want to add it to your recipes. The food that you cook will have the taste and aroma of these curry leaves, so don’t worry on that.
Anthea Olivia Joseph
I freeze mine in masala or curry powder.
Francis Van der Byl
I simply place in cool drawer inside refrigerator, after two weeks place in airtight jar. Color is retained perfectly, use as and when required.👍
Freeze in Ziploc.
Photo: Elize de Kock