How to Make Kasuri Methi | Dried Fenugreek Leaves 


how to make kasuri methi


It would be good to know how to make kasuri methi because it gives an unique aroma and flavor to the food and is said to aid digestion and offer other health benefits. What is  kasuri methi? Also known as kasoori methi, these are methi leaves that are dried. In English, these leaves are known as fenugreek leaves. Let's get to know how to make kasuri methi and use it in some dishes.

What are the food items for which kasuri methi has a good fit? These include pulaos, curries and sabzis. Give items like chapati or phulka a special taste and flavor by adding kasoori methi to their dough. Use it as a spice when you prepare the seasoning.


The two of the ways to use kasoori methi or dried fenugreek leaves are:

1. As is. That is, the dried leaves.

2. In powder form. If you want to use a small quantity, take a few leaves and place it on a palm and powder them with both the palms. For larger quantities, grind them in a blender.

TIP
Make kasuri methi powder only when needed, because it will lose its aroma over time.

If you know how to make kasuri methi at home, you can make it in the quantities you desire and without adding any item that would reduce its quality. Further, you can save money.








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Ingredients:

1. Fresh methi leaves, quantity as desired

How to make Kasuri Methi at Home?


1. Pick and clean methi leaves.

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Here is how to pick and clean methi leaves.

NOTE
Do not pick methi leaves which have matured, because such leaves will turn yellow while drying.
2. Place the methi leaves in a colander, after washing, to drain the water.

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3. Spread the leaves on a cotton cloth to let it absorb the excess water.

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After about 10 minutes, mix the leaves so the water will be absorbed on all of their sides.

Dry for about 1 hour.
4. Spread the leaves thinly on a tray or plate.

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5. Cover the plate with a thin cotton cloth. This is to prevent any dust or insects settling on the leaves.

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Secure the cloth with clips.

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6. Dry the leaves indoor.

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If you dry the leaves in the sun, they will lose some of their vitamins.
7. Check after 5-6 days. If the leaves have become dry without any moisture, then these are dried adequately.

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8. Set flame to low.

Add leaves to a thick-bottom kadai.

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Fry for a few seconds, while mixing continuously.

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Switch-off the flame when the leaves become slightly hot.

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After a few minutes, pick a leaf and bend it. If it is crispy, there is no need to fry again. Otherwise, fry for a few seconds and test.
9. Kasuri methi, kasoori methi or dried fenugreek leaves is ready.

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TIPS How to make Kasuri Methi
1. Store the kasuri methi in an air-tight bottle.
2. Store at room temperature for 3-4 weeks.

Store in refrigerator for 5-6 months.