Coriander

Coriander is made from the seeds of the fruit of the coriander plant. Available in whole or powder form, coriander is used worldwide to add flavor to foods.

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Coriander

Can cardamom substitute coriander?

no, they have entirely different flavors and come from different plants.

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What can you substitute for coriander?

Coriander/Cilantro


It would depend on the recipe.

Coriander is the whole plant, whereas cilantro is a stage of growth: the stage producing light green broad-leaf growth prior to bolting.

Bolting is the next stage of growth, in which coriander flowers and produces seed. The plant becomes long and spindly. Leaf growth is sparse, finer and darker in colour. Stems are darker in overall colour with fine light/dark striation along the axis of growth. Once the plant has bolted, it takes on a bitter taste and is no longer suitable for recipes calling for coriander.

Misuse of the term cilantro as a name for the plant is largely confined to the United States, and this often confuses Americans who think they are supposed to use the spice made from the ground seed when in fact chopped leaf is indicated. In the rest of the world, "coriander" customarily refers to the entire plant (root leaf and stem) in the cilantro stage, and "coriander seed" indicates, well, coriander seed.

Coriander is a pungent flat leaf herb, part of the carrot family, and is very similar by eye to flat leaf parsley. Dried Coriander leaf is much less tasty.

When making salsa, parsley can provide similar texture, and pepper the spicy flavor.

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Coriander tastes nothing like cilantro, even though they are from the same plant. I use both coriander and cilantro quite often so I can say this with certainty. Coriander has a mild floral flavor, like a cross between citrus and sage. I would try a combination of sage and lemon zest.

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What can you use to substitute coriander spice?

Coriander substitution - if a recipe calls for fresh coriander and you don't have it, substitute 1 Tbs chopped fresh coriander leaves with:

  • 1 Tbs chopped frehs parsley leaves
  • 1 Tbs chopped frehs tarragon
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh dil

If a recipe calls for coriander seeds and you don't have them, substitute 1 tsp coriander seed with:

  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 to 2/4 tsp cardamom seeds

Since cilantro is the same thing as coriander why not use it as the substitute?

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Neither of the above substitutions would in my opinion taste like coriander, though the second one is probably better. Coriander has a mild floral flavor, like a cross between citrus and sage. I would probably try a combination of lemon zest and sage.

In any case, the quantities called for above would be way too strong - cumin for example is probably 5-10x stronger, so if you substitute 1 to 1 you're going to ruin your dish.

Also, coriander tastes nothing like cilantro, though they are from the same plant. Coriander is the seed, cilantro is the leaf, so there is no such thing as fresh coriander leaves.

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But first, the reason that you would not use cilantro instead of coriander is that you don't want the flavour, no matter how it is spelled. Some of us have an immediate revulsion for the flavour of fresh coriader leaves. Something to do with a different chemical reaction in the mouth to what most people have. Unfortunate for me because I love most cuisines which heavily feature the herb - Mexican, Indian, Thai particularly.

My solution is not to replicate the flavour exactly but to give a dish a similar feel and freshness so I am using...

The same total amount of herbs in the following proportion - 1/2 fresh mint and 1/2 flat parsley.

The only problem with this is if the recipe also calls for fresh mint already and then you'll be overdoing the mint. Am open to any other suggestions as well.

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Coriander

What is meaning of coriander in Marathi?

kothambir

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What is coriander called in Malayalam?

malli (മല്ലി)

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What is the ratio for substituting ground coriander for coriander seeds in a recipe?

One teaspoon coriander seeds equals one teaspoon ground coriander. http://www.greenearthinstitute.org/recipes/coriander_seed/about_coriander_coriandrum_sativum.html

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What is the distinction between coriander and parsley?

Coriander is actually part of the parsley family. Its leaves (technically called cilantro) have a stronger, more distinctive flavor that can dominate a dish (as opposed to plain, or Italian parsley, that is more mild). For many, it's an acquired taste -- some people feel it tastes like soap. In addition, coriander seeds (really the mature, dried fruit) are used as a separate spice (tasting nothing like the leaves), generally ground and served in Middle Eastern dishes along with spices like Cumin.

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Is cumin the same as coriander?

no they are both two very different spices... some could argue however that they both have similar flavors.

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Is cilantro the same as flat leaf parsley and can you use it in a recipe calling for flat leaf parsley?

Cilantro is coriander leaf. Whether flat-leaved parsley is an acceptable substitute depends on your personal taste. I find them very similar, and substitution certainly would not ruin the dish.

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What is coriander seeds in Tamil language?

dhania

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Is coriander dicot?

i think it is a dicot........

please check it once more

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What is the price of coriander per kg?

it depends on the place you live in!!.

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How much fresh coriander is equal to dried coriander?

Use 1 tbsp dried coriander for 3 tbsp freshly chopped.

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How long does it take to grow coriander?

365days to grow corinander

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Does coriander have fabrous or tap root?

tap root

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How are coriander seeds dispersed?

wind

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How much does coriander leaves cost?

One Euro for a bunch.

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Which root system does a coriander have?

stop

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Is Coriander a poisonous plant?

Coriander is sometimes called "Chinese Parsley", and all parts of the plant can be used in cooking. The seeds are used in a variety of situations - even in some cookies - and the leaves are better known as "Cilantro".

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Is coriander a vegetable?

No, coriander is a herb

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Coriander

What spice will substitute for coriander?

parsley.

Specifically, Chinese parsley or cilantro . For ground dried coriander, maybe just a wee touch of cloves or some Basil leaf.

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What kind of leaf venation does coriander have?

reticulate

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Can ground coriander seed be subsituted for coriander leaves?

Not if you want it to taste the same! The leaf of the same plant is cilantro.

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What is coriander called in Urdu?

hara dhaniya

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WHAT IS the difference between coriander and cumin?

Cilantro vs. Fresh Coriander

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Cilantro or coriander not only has two common names, but two entirely different identities and uses. Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum, describes the first or vegetative stage of the plant's life cycle. After the plant flowers and develops seeds, it is referred to as coriander.

Cilantro

Cilantro is the Spanish word for coriander leaves. It is also sometimes called Chinese or Mexican parsley. Technically, coriander refers to the entire plant. It is a member of the carrot family.

Chopped fresh leaves are widely used in Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking, where they are combined with chilies and added to salsas, guacamoles, and seasoned rice dishes.

Most people either LOVE IT or HATE IT. Taste experts aren't sure why, but for some people the smell of fresh coriander is fetid and the taste soapy. In other words, while most people love coriander, for some people, coriander just doesn't taste good.

When purchasing, look for leaves that are tender, aromatic, and very green. If it has no aroma, it will have no flavor. Avoid wilted bunches with yellowing leaves. Tip: Fresh cilantro does not keep well, and the flavor of dried is not comparable. To store fresh coriander, pick out any wilted leaves, and put it in a jar with water like a bunch of flowers. Cover the leaves with a plastic bag and put the whole thing in the refrigerator. Change the water every two days or so, picking out any wilted leaves when you do.

Coriander

Coriander is the dried seed of the cilantro. The seeds are round like tiny balls. They are used whole or ground as a flavoring for food and as a seasoning. The seeds are used in curries, curry powder, pickles, sausages, soups, stews, and ratatouille. The essential seed oil is used in various herbal remedies and dietary supplements, and to flavor gin, vermouth, liqueurs, tobacco and perfumery.

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