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Dried Basil Leaves or Sookhi Tulsi - How to Dry Basil Leaves in a Microwave | Microwave Dried Basil Leaves

Sumit Malhotra
Dried Basil Leaves or Sookhi Tulsi - How to Dry Basil Leaves in a Microwave | Microwave Dried Basil Leaves - A really simple process to make dried basil leaves in your microwave. Make your own 100% fresh, pure dried basil leaves or tulsi. Since dried basil leaves lose their potency in about 6 months, it is better to dry your own in small batches.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Spice Powders, Spices
Cuisine World
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 2 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 Minutes Microwave Heat

Instructions
 

  • Wash basil leaves or tulsi.
  • Make sure your basil or tulsi leaves are clean and completely dry.
  • Remove the leaves from the stems.
  • Lay the leaves out in a single layer on a kitchen towel that fits in your microwave.
  • Microwave on full power for anywhere from 60 seconds.
  • If the basil leaves feel crispy, they are done
  • If now, repeat the process with 15 seconds intervals till they turn crisp.
  • Let the dried basil or tulsi cool down and then crush them with clean hands.
  • Store them in small jars or plastic bags in a cool dark place and use within 6 months.

Notes

  • Ensure fresh leaves are cleaned and dry.
  • Remove the stems from the fresh leaves. But don’t worry about getting bits of stem in the mix.
  • If they don’t crumble easily then you haven’t haven’t dried them long enough.
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Keyword Dried Basil, Dried Basil Leaves, Dried Tulsi, Dried Tulsi Leaves, Homemade Dried Basil