Separate the leaves from the stem & discard stale from the fresh.
Spread fresh leaves in a wide plate, allow to dry for about 15 min; ensure that there are no traces of water.
Spread a clean, dry handkerchief as shown above & pile up the fresh leaves on it.
Bring together all the four corners, wrap them up.
Store in an air tight container.
Seal with lid.
Refrigerate, wash & use whilst cooking.
- This method of storage retains the flavor & aroma of the leaves for about a WEEK.