by Hearty Food Talks


Mint powder is considered as an aid to the digestive system. It is an appetite stimulant and helps in the secretion of gastric juices. 

Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains. Even today the mint tea is commonly used as a home remedy to help alleviate stomach pain.

The shell-like shape makes the pasta quite sturdy, to hold up sauces. Shell pasta traps more of the delicate sauces and distribute them evenly through a pasta dish.

It is usually sold in the plain durum wheat variety, and also in colored varieties which use natural pigments, such as tomato extract, or spinach extract. 

Here are the eight powerful health benefits of mint:

  • Treats all our stomach woes. 
  • Boosts our immune system.
  • Gives us an acne-free skin.
  • Beats morning sickness and nausea. 
  • Helps with allergies and asthma. 
  • A great remedy for the common cold. 
  • Takes care of our oral health.
  • Helps managing stress.


  • 2 bunches of Fresh Mint Leaves 

Nicely wash the fresh mint leaves and set aside for 20 -30 minutes to drain the water.

Spread the leaves on a kitchen or paper towel.

Let the mint air dry for a couple of hours.

Transfer the mint leaves into a microwave safe dish. Microwave it for total 3 minutes.

The mint after 1 minute. Make sure to check it after every other minute or 30 secs.

After 2 minutes.

Finally, after 3 minutes.

Crush the dried mint leaves with your palms.

Sieve through to get an even mint powder.

Bright green and aromatic mint powder.

Discard the thick stalk portion.

May sieve it again for a fine Mint Powder.

Store the mint powder immediately into a clean and dry glass bottle or plastic container.

My Homemade Mint Powder 😊


In my family, I‘ve been raised seeing my dad always having mint seasoning on his plain yogurt. As a result, I too love adding mint powder to our buttermilk and yogurt. Sometimes, when the fresh mint is not available, I also use it to prepare chutney and tangy water for Pani-puri recipe.  

Pink Salt, Black Pepper Powder, & Mint Powder!

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