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Curry leaves

King of Northern Blvd Nov 16, 2004 01:28 PM

Does anyone know if you can freeze fresh curry leaves?

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    Doreen Nov 17, 2004 08:47 AM

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

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      georgeb Nov 16, 2004 02:54 PM

      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.

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        Chris in Vienna Nov 16, 2004 02:10 PM

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

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          jen kalb Nov 16, 2004 01:41 PM

          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
            Tongo Rad Nov 16, 2004 02:36 PM

            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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