Thursday, 15 January 2015

How to make kasuri methi at home ? |How to make kasoori methi in microwave ?

Kasoori methi is an integral part of punjabi cooking.
Kasuri Methi refers to dried leaves of the fenugreek plant. It is an herb with a bitter but addictive taste. Used as a spice in Indian curries, its strong aroma and distinctive flavour fascinate the taste buds!

Though easily available in stores,you can make it at home in an easy ,hygienic and economical way

Culinary Uses 
Kasuri Methi is generally used as a condiment for flavouring various curries and subzis. 
It combines well with starchy or root vegetables like carrots, yams and potatoes.
Add to whole wheat dough to make flavourful rotis and parathas. 
Add a teaspoon of dried fenugreek leaves to curries, as a spice, along with tomatoes. 
It is used popularly in handi recipes.
It can also be roasted and crushed before adding to subzis, to enhance the flavour and aroma. 

 How to Store 
If kept refrigerated in an airtight jar, it can stay up to 6 months.
Keep away from moisture. 


A big bunch of methi leaves

Sunlight oR Microwave


1) Pluck all the leaves from stems of fresh methi bunch
Clean in running water.Drain all the excess water.

2)Place wet fenugreek leaves on a thin cloth in sun light, cover the leaves with thin cloth so that dust will not get accumulated on leaves and as cloth is  thin  it will allow to dry the leaves in sunlight.
3) Let it dry in sunlight for about 2 to 3 days.

4)Store leaves in an airtight container.

5) Crush them slightly with palms before adding to any dish

How to make kasoori methi in microwave ?

1)Wash the methi leaves 3 to 4 times in running water ,remove the excess water, place them on a kitchen napkin.

2)place them in microwave safe plate. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, then turn the leaves around and proceed till you get nicely dried methi leaves. 

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