After my mom pulled me up 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 color of drying leaves.
This is another of staples in my kitchen. I have never bought ready-to-use dried mint leaves.
It is so easy to make that I would not like to buy it. Just like Roasted Cumin Seeds.
Thoroughly wash & clean the mint leaves from the stem and spread them out on a baking sheet.
After 2-3 days of Sun, you have dried mint leaves ready! Easy Peasy!!
I also use dried mint leaves/ flakes sometimes in pizza too. I know I am crazy! ;)
How do you use dried mint leaves?
How To Dry Mint At Home
- 1 bunch fresh mint leaves
- Pluck the leaves only from the bunch, leaving behind the stem. Thoroughly rinse them.
- Now gently spread them on a baking sheet. Cover it with light weight cotton like muslin.
- Place it in shade for 2-3 days. The leaves will curl & start drying up. Allow them to dry up completely.
- Now gently crush them into powder form using your hands. You can use them without crushing also.