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Freezing fenugreek leaves

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Freezing fenugreek leaves

Post by Bigwullie » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:21 am

What's the best way to freeze fresh fenugreek leaves?
Would you blanch them first then place in an ice cube tray?
Any pointers would be appreciated

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Re: Freezing fenugreek leaves

Post by Alchemist » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:23 pm

I would put them in a freezer bag and squeeze all the air out and secure them tightly.

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Re: Freezing fenugreek leaves

Post by mg99 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:58 pm

My local Tesco, sells bags of frozen fenugreek leaves. Are these ok to substitute in dishes that list dried fenugreek leaves ? I am a novice to indian cooking and have a lot of questions, and it is a bit bewildering at the moment :unsure: so any advice /help would be appreciated. :):

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Re: Freezing fenugreek leaves

Post by macferret » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi mg99,
Dried methi (fenugreek) is generally used differently to fresh.
It's best to treat the fresh or frozen stuff like spinach. The leaves and stems are often wilted in dishes like aloo methi, although use of the fresh leaves is more common in home cooking than BIR.
The dried leaves have a much more pungent flavour and aroma and they are usually added sparingly to sauces - just a pinch is enough.
Hope that helps.
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Re: Freezing fenugreek leaves

Post by mg99 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:39 pm

Thanks macferret, I will have to look for some dried leaves. :):

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Re: Freezing fenugreek leaves

Post by ScotchBonnet » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:01 pm

You're looking for a box something like this. 100g goes a long way.
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