Three ways to use coriander in your dishes

Three ways to use coriander in your dishes

From starters to dessert, here is how you can use this popular spice to take your meals from bland to grand...

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Coriander comes from the coriandrum sativum plant species. 

It is packed with nutrients. 

According to Healthline, 10 grams of coriander contains: 

16.8% of dietary fiber

3.5% of Vitamin C

9.5% of Manganese

9.1% of Iron

8.2 % of Magnesium

7.1% of Calcium

4.9% of Copper

4.1% of phosphorus

3.7% of Selenium

3.6% of Potassium

3.1 % of Zinc. 

It has a warm, spicy, and nutty taste. 

Let us see how you can make the most of this amazing ingredient: 

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Carrot and coriander soup 

For starters, we recommend the carrot and coriander soup. 

Soup is a great starter because it stimulates the appetite. It can also help suppress your hunger and help reduce your food intake. 

What's great with this recipe is because it not only has herbs, but it is also made of a vegetable. 

The below recipe is courtesy of Project Food Nepal. 


Carrots - 500 gm

Potato - 1 medium size 

White onion - 1 medium size 

Ginger - 2 cm

Garlic - 2 cloves 

Fresh coriander leaves 

Salt to taste

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp 

Coriander powder - 1 tsp 

Black pepper - ¼ tsp 

Vegetable stock - 500 ml

Cooking oil - 2 tbsp

Cooking instructions: 

Add oil in a pressure cooker in medium flame 

Ginger, garlic and onions; cook for 30 seconds 

Add potatoes and cook for about 2 minutes 

Add carrots, salt, black pepper, chilli powder and coriander powder; cook  for 2 minutes 

Add vegetable stock and let it come to boil 

Cover the lid and cook for 2 whistles 

Blend the vegetables into a smooth texture. If the soup is too thick, add more stock/ water. Heat in a pan and let it come to simmer. Enjoy while it's hot. 

*If you don’t have a pressure cooker, cook it in a pot for extra 15 minutes or until carrots and potatoes soften. 

READ: Vegetables and herbs that are packed with Vitamin C


Coriander is one of the most loved herbs for Indian cuisine or curries. 

Almost all curry powders contain coriander. If you are looking for amazing curry or Indian cuisine with coriander, the below video has great recipe for you to try. 

Coriander cake

Did you know that you can make cake using coriander? 

A TikTok user has shared a quick and delicious coriander cake recipe. Check out the video below.

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