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Studying different culinary terms, learning and practicing recipes all the time. I am very passionate about food and family. I cook at work and at home.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Cilantro/Coriander

Cilantro is the leaf of the coriander plant and one of the oldest known herb, it looks similar to flat leaf/Italian parsley. Cilantro is used widely throughout the world but mainly in Mexican and Thai dishes. With a distinctive fresh pungent smell, cilantro is a required herb  in curries, Dhal (an Indian dish made from a variety of legumes), chutneys, and kebabs. It has been also known to treat indigestion.
The spice coriander seed or ground coriander comes from the seed of the plant. Coriander is a relative of the carrot family, with a sweet, musky flavor. Coriander is a great spice for gingerbread, cookies, cakes, biscuits, stuffing, pork dishes, and cheese dishes.