Coriander: The Secret To Tasty Food
The coriander plant produces small seeds and fresh green leaves, which are used extensively in Middle Eastern cuisine. The seeds have a pleasantly pungent flavor, while the leaves, which are usually used to garnish food, are somewhat sour and lemony. You can also use the leaves to give your meals a rich flavor.
Coriander leaves, traditionally called cilantro, are used in a variety of dishes, including the Mexican salsa dip and guacamole. They can also be added to fish, soups, salads and sauces. Some of the popular Middle Eastern dishes that contain coriander include Molokhia, Haris Soup, Okra Stew and Kabsa. Should you decide to pick out some fresh cilantro yourself, make sure that the leaves are firm and crisp, with a deep green color and no yellow or brown spots.
As for coriander seeds, they need to be fried on a pan without any oil and at medium heat to bring out a rich flavor. You will know they’re ready when you start smelling an appetizing and warm flavor. After allowing the seeds to cool, grind them before adding them to your meal.
Not only is coriander tasty, it’s also quite healthy! It’s good for the digestive system and can help reduce flatulence and stimulate the appetite. Here’s a piece of advice: If you’re looking to add some coriander to your dishes, check out our delicious chopped coriander leaves.
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