9 Best Herbs to Grow in Winters in India

Last Updated: 19.10.2023
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Here is the list of Best Herbs to Grow in Winters in India in your home garden to enjoy a fresh harvest for your kitchen!

Nothing like flavoring your food with homegrown herbs. They are fresh, taste amazing, and offer a multitude of health benefits too! Have a look at the Best Herbs to Grow in Winters in India.

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Best Herbs To Grow in Winter

1. Coriander / Dhaniya

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Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum

Coriander is an integral part of every Indian kitchen household, thanks to its fresh flavor and plenty of health benefits. You can grow it easily indoors and outdoors both by sowing the seeds in a container.

2. Holy Basil / Tulsi

Botanical Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum

No herb can match the aroma and presence of Tulsi in India. It is a sacred herb, cultivated for its flavorful and medicinal leaves. You can grow it easily with the help of seeds and cuttings.

Check out our article on growing basil here

3. Mint / Pudina

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Botanical Name: Mentha

Pudina is cherished for its remarkable flavor and renowned as the popular kitchen herb. Its cooling aftertaste makes it a great addition to mojito and chutney. 

Here’s all you need to know about growing mint

4. Rosemary / Gulmehandi

Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus

Rosemary is a popular ayurvedic herb that flaunts needle-like aromatic leaves with purple flowers. Just make sure to grow this plant at a sunny spot and avoid overwatering for umpteen harvest.

5. Fenugreek / Methi

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Botanical Name: Trigonella foenum-graecum

Fenugreek has a bitter flavor compared to other herbs and makes a great addition to curry and parathas recipes. Grow methi, by sowing the seeds in a container with drainage holes and a good potting mix. 

6. Lemon Balm / Neebu balm

Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm is a popular medicinal and culinary herb in India. It features oval-shaped flavorful leaves and grows best in full sun with minimal care needs. 

7. Sage / Tejpatta

Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis

The gray-green leaves of sage have a warm and peppery flavor with a strong aroma. Just thrive them in full sun or a south-west facing windowsill, and avoid overwatering and overfertilizing them.

8. Thyme / Ajwain

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris

This fragrant herb has a sharp minty flavor with a citrusy fragrance. This herb is used as a fresh seasoning for soups, and sauces. It prefers hot and dry weather and requires moderate watering.

9. Dill / Sowa

Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens

The leaves have a grassy and sweet flavor with a floral note that pep up the flavor of soups, savory and sautee recipes. Just grow it in slightly moist and fertile soil with ample organic matter.

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