Refreshing mint, as and when you demand it.
There are only a few things that can force us to step out of the house these days. You see, Delhi is battling with one of the worst heatwaves in recent times. With temperatures nearing 45-50 degree C, it is only wise to spend most of the time indoors. Yet, when my mother requested me to get some pudina from a nearby market, I sprinted. Mint is inarguably my favourite summertime herb. The fresh and zingy herb can give any dish a facelift, be it raita or biryani. Mint also known as Pudina in India, is used in a myriad beverages as well, such as Jaljeera and Chaas. In addition to infusing freshness in our drinks and dishes, mint is also replete with many health benefits. It aids digestion, alleviates headache and nausea, manages cough and cold with its anti-inflammatory properties, and its antioxidants are incredible for the general immune system of our body.
There’s just one problem with mint leaves, they are known to lose their freshness soon, especially if they have been exposed to air for too long. They will gradually lose the scent and freshness you adore them for. If only there was a way to retain its freshness. Apparently, there is a rather easy way to do that as demonstrated by Slurrp community member and home chef Alison.
Skip running to the store to buy pudina, buy a bunch and store it in your fridge for more than a month. We promise it will taste the same and just as fresh each time you take it out to make your raita, chutney, aam Panna and even mojitos!
For this simple hack, you will need:
Storing Mint Leaves | Here’s what you need to do:
Follow the very simple steps in the video & store pudina for upto a month. Let us know how you liked the hack.