The Indian Parsley
Coriander seeds and cilantro leaves have many health benefits and researchers are finding more every day. Coriander juice is highly beneficial in treating digestive disorders like nausea, dysentery and colitis. It is also very good for the skin and helps alleviate pimples and blackheads. Coriander is an excellent antiseptic having anti-microbial components which help in healing mouth ulcers and freshens breathe as well.
WHY EAT CORIANDER?
It is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is also a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese.
Recipe-Coriander And Lime Sauce
- 3 bunches coriander, cleaned and chopped roughly,
- Juice of 3 limes,
- The green part of three bunches of spring onion, chopped roughly,
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced,
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced,
- 1.5 cups yogurt,
- 2 tablespoon cold water,
- Half teaspoon honey,
- 3 tablespoon corn or olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Thin out with water if too thick. Keep refrigerated.
You can use this as a dip or a marinade for meat and fish.
- Add coriander to marinades and stews.
- Give the seeds a light toasting in a dry frying pan before using to release oils and increase flavour.
- Combine toasted coriander, cumin and fennel seeds to make a dry-rub for meats.
- Add ground coriander to gingerbread, banana bread and carrot cake batter.
- Recipes calling for fresh coriander mean the green leaves of the plant.
- When coriander is not available, fennel or anise seeds can be used as a substitute.
Our Masala Potato chips,Potato Recheado chips and Onion Brown Rice crackers all have coriander in it .