Coriander or dhania is an indispensable spice in Indian as well as in all other cuisines. It has a lemon/lime flavour. Coriander powder is an aromatic & cooling spice that is an essential ingredient of many curries & gravies as it has a mild aroma that instigates the appetites. It is considered both a spice and a herb. Coriander powder plays a vital role in Indian cooking. Very few recipes can be imagined without the touch of coriander powder.
It is native to the Mediterranean region. In India, it is grown in Gujarat Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
This mellow spice is extremely versatile and accommodating to any dish it is used with, be it with vegetables, parathas, meat, milk product, legumes or whole grains, salads, soups, pancake, waffle mixes &tea. Also a popular spice for making spice rubs and spice blends for marinades, spice mixes and sauces.
It is an appetite stimulant &aids in the secretion of gastric juices. It has pain-relieving properties & useful for headache, muscle pain, stiffness &arthritis.