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Coriander Seeds and Powder

May 12, 2012 by Mimi in with 0 Comments

Coriander seeds and Powder(Dhaniya) -A member of a parsley family   with a different aroma.The seeds are oval in shape, ridged, and turn from bright green to beige when ripen. This spice tastes sweet and tangy, with a slightly citrus flavor. The English name for this spice comes from the Greek koros, meaning “bug”. Coriander is usually sold  in powdered form, the whole seeds are also available. Storing these seeds should be in a cool place-the shelf life for this spice  may be 2 to 3 months unless stored in refrigerator. These seeds can be planted in your Garden if you want to grow fresh – takes short time and is very flavorful.

Fresh green coriander –is used in daily food preparation in India and in many other Countries. In  the USA it is known as Cilantro. Hindi word Dhania. Coriander powder is also used in fish and savory dishes as a healthy alternative to salt, and it is basic ingredient of curry powder. Many Indian dishes use Coriander and Cumin powder mix- a blend seen in many  Spice boxes. This blend -Dhana-Jeera-is also available in Indian stores.

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