Fresh coriander and mint leaves are flavour bombs that make the dishes taste amazing. However, most people complain that these leaves lose their freshness within just days itself after they are plucked. Here is how to preserve coriander and mint leaves for up to a year without losing its refreshing flavour and smell.
• Remove the rotten leaves and the roots from stems of coriander and mint leaves. Soak them in water mixed with salt and turmeric powder for at least half an hour. Wash and drain well.
• Chop these finely
• Cook the chopped leaves in steam for two minutes (do not overcook as the leaves would lose its colour)
• After the leaves have cooled down completely, store them in a zip lock bag or an air tight container (Do not press the leaves tightly into the container. Gently drop the leaves and spread them using a spoon)
• Store them in the freezer compartment.
• These leaves would remain fresh for up to a year.
• Stir them using a spoon or fork before taking the require amount for use.
• Another way to preserve them is to grind the steamed leaves to a paste and turn them to ice cubes and store in the freezer.