how to preserve coriander leaves for a long time – We all buy bundles of fresh coriander leaves and mint leaves, but often we are worried that they might get wasted. But there are easy ways to store coriander leaves for a long time.
Often I have a tough time in preserving coriander leaves and mint leaves. I buy them fresh from supermarkets and store them in boxes or covers but by the time, I use half of them, it turns black or gets rotten. I feel very bad when I throw them into the dustbin. Then my mother told me how to preserve coriander leaves and mint leaves. She always stocks coriander leaves, mint leaves, and curry leaves in boxes. Curry leaves I have seen almost lasts for a month when she washes them, dries them up and stores in tight boxes. So today, I will share with you methods to preserve coriander leaves and the same method can be adopted to preserve mint leaves also.
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how to store coriander leaves
preparation time: 1 hour
recipe type: diy
how to store coriander leaves for a long time with step by step photos
1. Take the coriander bunch and cut the string from it. Now separate the roots from it.
2. Clean the coriander leaves nicely under clear running water. You have to clean it until all the mud goes off and water becomes clear. During this time, you can remove the grass and other damaged leaves from it.
3. Then spread a paper on a flat surface and spread the coriander leaves on top of it and let it dry completely. This will take around 30 minutes to dry completely. Take care that the leaves should be completely dry without any moisture content in it. If the moisture remains, the leaves will get rotten very fast.
4. Take kitchen tissues and in each tissue add small portions of dried coriander leaves and make small pockets, keep it separately. Make small pockets and store all the other coriander leaves. In each pocket, you can put small amounts which you will use at one time. You can also keep them in tight boxes. If you are keeping them inside a box, place a newspaper piece at the bottom of the box. Then place the coriander leaves on top. Again place another newspaper piece at the top and then cover the box. But take care to place the box immediately inside the refrigerator.
5. Keep these pockets in zip covers and store it in the refrigerator. Take each pocket and use it when required. While using if you find water on the tissue paper, change the tissue papers and replace them with fresh ones.
6. The same method can be used to preserve mint leaves also. While using mint leaves, remove the leaves from the stem, clean them and follow the same method.