21 Apr

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Update: After my mom pulled me for putting out an incorrect version of her tip, I decided to correct it for my readers too. The leaves should be dried in shade & NOT in Sun. If you dry in sun, then the leaves darken & turn blackish and loose lot of its flavour. So it should always dried in shade to retain the gentle colour of drying leaves.

This is another of staples in my kitchen. I have never bought ready-to-use dried mint leaves.

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

It is so easy to make that I would not like to buy it. Just like Roasted Cumin Seeds.

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

I keep this handy to add to buttermilkraita, etc.

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Thoroughly wash & clean the mint leaves from the stem and spread them out on a baking sheet.

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

After 2-3 days of Sun, you have dried mint leaves ready! Easy Peasy!!

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

I also use dried mint leaves/ flakes sometimes in pizza too. I know I am crazy! ;)

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

How do you use dried mint leaves?

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 24 hours

Total Time: 22 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 1/4 Cup of dried mint leaves flakes

Dried Mint Leaves | How To

Dried Mint leaves powder perks up yoghurts & dips very easily. It so easy to make that you would never buy it outside.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch – Mint Leaves, fresh

Instructions

  1. Pluck the leaves only from the bunch, leaving behind the stem. Thoroughly rinse them.
  2. Now gently spread them on a baking sheet. Cover it with light weight cotton like muslin.
  3. Place it in shade for 2-3 days. The leaves will curl & start drying up. Allow them to dry up completely.
  4. Now gently crush them into powder form using your hands. You can use them without crushing also.

Notes:

Keep the leaves in shade otherwise the color blackens.

http://lemoninginger.com/2014/04/21/dried-mint-leaves/

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