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Does anyone know if you can freeze fresh curry leaves?

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  1. yes, tho I imagine purists would want them fresh picked. They do get a little grey but they still give some nice flavor.

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    1. re: jen kalb

      I have also frozen my extra curry leaves with few ill effects. I just figured 'what the heck, they'll just wind up in the garbage either way...'. The only thing that I'd change is that I'll be quicker to get them into the freezer next time.

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      Chris in Vienna

      You can also dry them I had good success drying them and then storing them in an airtight jar.

      1. Try grinding them up with a little oil a la pesto. Then freeze. Holds up better than just freezing the leaves whole. They do lose their brilliant flavor but I guess it's better than no curry leaves at all.

        1. I dry them and then keep them in a glass jar. An Indian chef friend of mine passed that along. They keep pretty good.