Thursday, August 7, 2008

ABC Wednesday - C

A vendor in Dadar hawking Coriander.
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), also commonly called cilantro, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Coriander is native to southwestern Asia west to north Africa. It is a soft, hairless plant growing to 50 cm [20 in.] tall. The leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base of the plant, and slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the most commonly used in cooking. Coriander is commonly used in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean,Indian, South Asian, Latin American, Chinese, African and Southeast Asian cuisine. The leaves are variously referred to as coriander leaves, cilantro (in the United States, from the Spanish name for the plant), dhania (in the Indian subcontinent, and increasingly in Britain), Chinese parsley or Mexican parsley. The leaves have a very different taste from the seeds, similar to parsley but "juicier" and with citrus-like overtones.
Info sourced from Wikipedia.
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  1. I bet that you can smell that a mile off!

  2. we never use coriander in greece - parsley looks like it but it does not have the same taste at all

  3. Lao people use a lot of coriander to eat along with spicy salads. I love how fresh it smells.

    My ABC Weds. contribution is here. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. humm...j'aime le goût de la coriandre dans les plats. Pour aromatiser un poulet, j'adore

    humm ... I like the taste of cilantro in the dishes. For a chicken flavour, I love

  5. I am sure the atmosphere is so aromatic! Mmmmmmmm!

  6. Magic Eye: That is a great big bunch of cilantro.

  7. Been to Mumbai in 1995.
    Stayed only a couple of days and had meetings.
    Very exiting stay although I had some Icecream and got sick. Very sick!!
    still alive and love Indian food. Especially when visiting Singapore. Indian food at restaurants is expensive in Oslo, Norway.

  8. I love that vegetable market at Dadar. Smell of coriander, and also sometimes mint(pudina) leaves and fenugreek(methi) leaves. Could you smell green chillies here?
    Reminds me of green leaf pulao, like methi pulao. Yummy...

  9. Thank you for sharing such interesting information :-)