Coriander belongs to the family of herb Apiaceae. It is also known as cilantro or dhaniya in Hindi. The leaves are variable in shapes. They are broad at the base of the plan and are slender at the stem. Coriander has a distinct and pleasant aroma.
In this blog, we will talk about the recipes of coriander. But before that, we would shed some light on the benefits of coriander.
Benefits of coriander
1.Coriander is is an appetite stimulant and aids in the secretion of gastric juices. It also maintains the health of digestive tract.
2.Coriander also provides relief to headaches, muscle pain, stiffness and arthritis
3. Coriander possesses elements that help in reducing skin inflammation.
4. The acids in coriander such as linoleic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid etc can effectively reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
5. Coriander has antimicrobial and healing effects which keep wounds and ulcers in the mouth from worsening.
6. Coriander also helps in treating acne. You can make your own coriander face pack at home. Click here to know how.
Recipes of coriander
Coriander curd rice recipe
This works wonders for summers. A cold bowl of rice laced with coriander is both yummy and light for the tummy.
Start the process by mixing together 3 cups of steamed rice,1 cup of fresh curd and salt to taste. Blend this in a mixer to make a rough purée.
Now heat 2 Tbsp of ghee in a small katori and add 1 Tsp of mustard seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add 2 Tsp urad dal, 1 dry red chilli and 1/4 Tsp hing. Add this to the mashed rice curd mixture. Finally, add some more salt and 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander and mix well.
These cutlets are perfect for an evening snack. The recipe is very easy.
Start the process by thoroughly rinsing a bunch of coriander leaves and chop them finely.
Now in a plate, take the coriander leave, a cup of gram flour, 1/2 Tsp of cumin seeds, 1 Tsp of chilli powder, 1/2 Tsp of garam masala and salt to taste.
Blend all the ingredients gently by hand and make it into a dough. Add some more flour if required and give the dough the shape of a roll.
Cut the dough into thin slices and shallow fry them.
Your coriander cutlets are ready!
Coriander seeds are also used to make tea that has anti-oxidant properties and helps in managing diabetes. A quick video here will explain to you how to make coriander tea.
With this, we come to the end of our blog. We hope you liked the read. Do share your recipes with us as well!