Coriander or otherwise called dhania by the vast majority of us is used for the most part as a part of gravies and as a curry paste. In Mexico and the South western U.S. it is utilized as a part of everything from salsas and plates of mixed greens to burritos or meat dishes. Chopped coriander leaves are a topping on cooked dishes, for example, dal and curries. As heat lessens their flavor rapidly, coriander leaves are often used raw or added to the dish just before serving.
Coriander is a flowering plant that belongs to the parsley family (leaves of coriander and parsley have comparative shape and size). Coriander originated from South Europe, North Africa and West Asia. Coriander was one of the numerous plants cultivated in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. It was well known and regularly consumed in Ancient Egypt and Greece. Coriander is still a standout amongst the most broadly utilized flavors as a part of the world. It develops…show more content… The mature plant bears little light pink color flowers that in this way transform into globular or oval-molded organic fruits (seeds). The seeds measure upto 4-6 mm in diameter with a central hollow cavity containing two vertical vittae containing some essential oils.
Coriander seeds can be prepared for harvest when the plant turns brown and its leaves start to dry and fall. Immature seeds are light green in color and taste bitter. To harvest, the crop is cut, tied in small bundles, and sun-dried for a few days. Traditionally, to separate the seeds, either the stacks are beaten with stick or a lightweight roller used to wear off the pods.
Dr Roopali Datta, Chief Nutritionist, Smart Cooky says, "Coriander seeds add an extremely pleasant flavor to the food. And all flavors help in the process of digestion. They are themselves good sources of fiber, phosphorus and calcium."
BENEFITS OF CORIANDER