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Coriander, known in north America as cilantro, is a plant used most commonly in cooking for its leaves and its dried seeds, although all parts of it are edible.

It is used extensively in a wide variety of cuisines. The raw leaves are an essential ingredient in Vietnamese, Thai and other south-east Asian cuisines and in Mexican and central American salsas. The cooked leaves are used in large quantities in Indian cooking. The dried seeds are also used, ground, throughout Indian cooking and are one of the core ingredients of garam masala. The whole roasted seeds are also sold as a snack in India.

The taste of fresh coriander is difficult to describe but tends to be one that people either love or hate. Those who like it find it is a clean, palate cleansing taste. Detractors often describe it as tasting soapy.

Fresh coriander should be used as soon as possible after picking. If you are using the seeds it is better to buy them whole and then toast them on a skillet/pan very briefly before grinding them yourself in a pestle or a spice grinder. Ground coriander loses its taste quickly and does not store well.

North Americans use the word cilantro rather than coriander as their introduction to the ingredient came through Mexican cooking; the Spanish for coriander is cilantro.

Coriander is also known as Chinese parsley, Mexican parsley and dhania in Indian and Sri Lanka. In Peru it is called culantro.

Relevant Recipes for Coriander

Recipe Names

  1. Grilled Eggplant With Almond, Yogurt And Coriander Sauce
  2. Grilled Prawns With Fresh Coriander
  3. Grilled Shrimp With Coriander Sauce And Black Bean Cakes
  4. Grilled Shrimp With Coriander Sauce And Black Bean Cakes
  5. Hare Masale Wali Murghi - Lemon Coriander Chicken
  6. Hot Senegalese Soup With Coriander
  7. Kothamallipodi (Dry Coriander Leaf Chutney)
  8. Madhur Jaffrey's Lemony Chicken With Fresh Coriander
  9. Madhur's Lemony Chicken With Fresh Coriander
  10. Mint And Coriander Chutney
  11. Mint And Coriander Dip
  12. Mint-Coriander Chutney
  13. New Potatoes With Peas And Coriander
  14. Pan-Seared Salmon With Roasted Cumin-Coriander and Chipotle
  15. Sea Scallops With Coriander And Cider Sauce
  16. Shrimp In Creamy Coriander Sauce
  17. Spice And Coriander Powder (Khara Podi)
  18. Tamatar Makai (Corn With Tomato And Coriander Sauce)
  19. Tomato Jam With Ginger And Coriander
  20. Zucchini With Garlic And Coriander

Recipe Ingredients

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  2. Anasazi Beans With Juniper
  3. Ancho Chili Powder
  4. Ancho-Cashew Mole Sauce
  5. Anne Rosensweig's Arcadian Eight Bean Chili
  6. Another Falafel Recipe
  7. Another Gyros
  8. Another Pointe In Tyme's Lavender Seared Pork Tenderloin
  9. Applesauce And Spice Basted Slow-Grilled Pork Roast
  10. Arcadian Eight Bean Chili
  11. Arjay's Sand Springs Chili - Southern
  12. Aromatic Vinegar
  13. Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken And Rice)
  14. Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken And Rice)
  15. Artichokes With Lemon-Butter
  16. Asain Summer Rolls
  17. Asian Crepinettes
  18. Asian Duck Confit With Goat Cheese And Braised Red Onion Tart
  19. Asian Gravlax
  20. Asian Gravlox With Chayote Caviar Salad
  21. Asparagus and Crab Meat Soup (Mang Tay Nau Cua)
  22. Asparagus Crab Soup (Sup Mang Tay Cua)
  23. Asparagus With Mushrooms & Fresh Coriander
  24. Aubergine Caviar
  25. Avery Island Hot Bread
  26. Avial (Mixed Vegetables With Sauce)
  27. Aviyal (Mixed Vegetables With Sauce)
  28. Avocado Kashmir
  29. Avocado Quesadillas
  30. Avocado Salsa - 1
  31. Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes
  32. Avocados With Strawberry Salsa And Crispy Tortilla Strips
  33. Award-Winning New York Bowl Of Red
  34. Ayam Gereng (Indonesian Fried Chicken)
  35. Ayam Goreng Asam (Indonesia) Piquant Fried Chicken
  36. Ayam Masak Aceh (Butterfly Cornish Game Hen)
  37. Aztec Onion And Lime Soup With Blue Corn Dumplings
  38. Babaganoush (My Doctored Version)
  39. Baby Beets With Beet Greens
  40. Baby Lamb Chops With Parsley And Mint Pesto Dipping Sauce
  41. Backfield Bean Dip
  42. Bacon And Coriander Pancakes
  43. Bademiya's Justly Famous Chile-Coriander Chicken
  44. Bafat - "hurry Curry" Mix - Southwestern India
  45. Baghare Baigan - Spiced Eggplant - S. India
  46. Baharat (North African Spice)
  47. Baharat (Saudi Mixed Spices)
  48. Baharat - Arabic Curry Powder
  49. Baida Paratha
  50. Baigan Bharta (eggplant)