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how to make coriander powder and how to use it.

how to make coriander powder and how to use it.

 

How to make

coriander powder.

 

Everything you need to make your own ground coriander powder and how to use it to make your favorite curries.

 

If you’ve been making curries, by now you should be aware of how Coriander powder is an essential ingredient in many of these curry recipes.

 

This is an easy step by step guide on how to make, how to use, and the benefits of coriander seeds and powder.

 

But first, Let’s get the basic information of this spice out of the way for anyone who’s a beginner cook or just learning to make curries for the first time.

 

What is coriander seed

and powder?

 

We all know the herb cilantro.

You might even recognize some different names used to identify this herb, like Chinese parsley, dhania or coriander leaves.

 

Well, the seeds that are produced by cilantro are what we call coriander seeds which are often ground to make special Indian and Sri Lankan curry powders and curries.

 

 

The difference

between Coriander

seeds and Cilantro.

 

Or you might ask if coriander and cilantro are the same things.

 

Sometimes, as mentioned above cilantro leaves are also knows as coriander leaves in many Asian countries.

 

And the coriander seeds come from the herb plant(obviously, but they do have different names and uses.)

 

The most important thing you need to remember is,

 

Though cilantro and coriander seeds come from the same plant, they taste and are used in different ways.

 

Coriander leaves(Cilantro)are used for garnishing, blended into marinades or pestos.

 

The coriander seeds are grounded into powder to make the versatile spice that makes all of your curry dreams come through.

 

Cooking methods
best suited for
coriander powder.

 

Cooking curries, soups, dry rubs, marinades, grilling and baked goods with certain ingredients. 

 

Why you should dry
roast the coriander
seeds first?

 

If you are making your own spice blend or grinding individual spice, keep in mind, they need to be exposed to some kind of heat to bring the best out of them.

 

When gently dry roasted, the subtle oils in the coriander seeds(not visible to the eye)will make the coriander powder darker and stronger in flavor.


Removing any type of moisture also helps the spice with longer shelf life.

coriander seeds to be dry roasted for the use of making coriander powder.

 

how to use coriander

powder.

 

You can use coriander powder on its own but for best results in curries.

 

No guessing here, cumin is the most popular spice that always accompanies coriander powder. 

 

For best results in curries, always make sure to use a ratio close to 1:3, where for every tablespoon of cumin powder, you use 3 tablespoons of coriander powder.

 

This can change when it comes to family secret curry powder recipes are involved.

 

Always, you add more coriander powder than cumin powder to get the perfect balance for curries.

 

 

Benefits of using
coriander powder.

 

  • Helps to remove harmful chemicals in your body the natural way.

 

  • Coriander powder actually helps to cool down your body.

 

 

It;'s easy to learn how to make coriander powder.

 

Substitute for

for coriander powder

 

If you look up for substitution for coriander powder the general advice is to use cumin powder.

 

If you didn’t read the notes above, please refer to the recipe notes under, “What is the best spice to use with coriander powder”

 

While I would agree with this, I would also like to make you aware coriander and cumin have completely different flavor profiles. 

 

Cumin is a much more pungent and stronger spice than coriander powder.

 

While you won’t usually taste coriander using it with cumin, it provides an essential base for every curry and for the cumin flavors to shine through.

 

If you are just using cumin as a coriander substitute, I would advise using 1/2 tablespoon of cumin if the recipe instructions say 1 tablespoon of coriander powder.

 

But there definitely will be a difference in taste. 

 

easy to make spice mix.

 

Whole spices that
compliment coriander
powder.

 

Cumin powder, fennel seeds, pepper, allspice, cardamom, cayenne, cinnamon, curry powders(for more depth and strength), ginger, garlic.

 

Best vegetables that compliment the coriander flavor.

beans, carrots, chickpeas, potatoes, tomatoes.

 

Cuisines from the world that use the spice powder.

 

Indian cuisine, Sri Lankan cuisine, Moroccan, southeast Asian, Vietnamese, Mediterranean are some of the prominent cuisines you will find coriander powder used.

 

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how to make coriander powder-This is an easy step by step guide on how to make, how to use and the benefits of coriander seeds and powder.

 

Utensils and appliances needed.

large sieve.
A medium-sized bowl.
Platter.
Microwave-friendly plate

 

Tips on making coriander powder.

 

  • Keep in mind the quality of the coriander goes down, this means the pungency and strength reduce with use and time. 

 

  • The ideal quantity to make would be 100-250g of a batch depending on how much curries you cook.

 

  • I would suggest making grinding Coriander powder that will last up to a month or two, it’s how long the quality of your coriander powder will remain strong.

 

  • Store your jar of the spice powder in a moisture-free environment. 

 

  • Use dry, glass bottle(mason jars)with a tight lid to store your coriander powder. 

 

  • When using the spice powder, always use a dry spoon or have a spoon in the coriander powder container that is used for only this purpose.

 

Do most curry powders

have coriander powder?

 

Sri Lankan Jaffna curry powder, raw curry powder, garam masala are some of the curry powders that have coriander powder.

 

Curries with coriander powder recipes.

 

Sri Lankan chicken curry.

 

Slow-cooked beef curry(my grandmother’s recipe)

 

How to cook a chicken curry without coconut milk.

 

Sri Lankan black pepper chicken curry.

 

recipe difficulty level.

how to make

coriander powder

 

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

2 cups of coriander seeds

 

Method.

How to clean coriander

seeds.

 

Place the coriander seeds in a large sieve.Immediately transfer the powder into an airtight, dry, clean glass jar.

 

Keep the sieve under running water, wash and pick out any impurities that you find.

washing the coriander seeds.

 

Drain any excess water and place the sieve over a bowl to drain excess water.

letting the coriander seeds drain water.

Once in a while, gently shake the sieve to move the coriander seeds around to dry them.

 

How to dry and gently

roast the coriander seeds

(3 Ways).

 

1.Drying the coriander seeds
the natural/old way.

 

Place the washed and semi-dry coriander seeds on a tray, place the tray under the sun to dry the coriander seeds naturally. 

 

If you are using the sun to dry the coriander seeds, make sure it’s somewhere clean, where bird droppings, traffic fumes dust can’t get to the coriander seeds.

 

This probably is not possible for most of you so the above option would be best.

 

2. how to dry and gently roasting
the coriander seeds using the
microwave.

 

Place the coriander seeds in a microwave-friendly plate or platter.

placing the damp coriander seeds on a microwavable plate.

 

Microwave the coriander seeds in 30 seconds intervals for 3 minutes which will completely dry the coriander seeds.

dried coriander seeds on a plate.

 

3.How to roast the

coriander seeds

over a stovetop.

 

Set a frying pan over low-medium heat. heat the pan for 2 minutes, add the coriander seeds and gently dry roast the seeds while continuously moving them around.

 

Transfer the coriander seeds onto a plate and let it cool(30 minutes).

 

How to grind the

coriander seeds

to a powder.

Once the coriander seeds have cooled down, use a coffee grinder or the spice grinder unit in your blender to grind the coriander seeds to a powder.

 

Use the pulse button to do this.

coriander seeds placed in a grinder to turn into a spice powder.

 

Grind until you have a coarse powder.

ground coriander powder using a coffee grinder

 

Tip-for an easier transfer of the ground coriander powder use a funnel.

using a funnel to transfer to a bottle.

 

Immediately transfer the powder into an airtight, dry, clean glass jar.

 

how to make coriander powder and how to use it.

how to make coriander powder and how to use it.

This is an easy step by step guide on how to make, how to use and the benefits of coriander seeds and powder.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 2 cups coriander seeds

Instructions

HOW TO CLEAN CORIANDER SEEDS.

Place the coriander seeds in a large sieve.

Keep the sieve under running water, wash and pick out any impurities that you find.

Drain any excess water and place the sieve over a bowl to drain excess water.

Once in a while, gently shake the sieve to move the coriander seeds around to dry them.

HOW TO DRY AND GENTLY ROAST

THE CORIANDER SEEDS(3 WAYS).

1. Drying the coriander seeds the natural/old way.

Place the washed and semi-dry coriander seeds on a tray, place the tray under the sun to dry the coriander seeds naturally. 

If you are using the sun to dry the coriander seeds, make sure it’s somewhere clean, where bird droppings, traffic fumes dust can get to the coriander seeds.

2.how to dry and gently roasting

the coriander seeds using the

microwave.

Place the coriander seeds in a microwave-friendly plate or platter. microwave the coriander seeds in 30 seconds intervals for 3 minutes which will completely dry the coriander seeds.

3.How to roast the coriander

seeds over a stovetop.

Set a frying pan over low-medium heat. heat the pan for 2 minutes, add the coriander seeds and gently dry roast the seeds while continuously moving them around.

Transfer the coriander seeds onto a plate and let it cool(30 minutes).

Grinding the coriander seeds to a powder.

Once the coriander seeds have cooled down, use a coffee grinder or the spice grinder unit in your blender to grind the coriander seeds to a powder. use the pulse button to do this.

Grind until you have a coarse powder.

Immediately transfer the powder into an airtight, dry, clean glass jar.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 35gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g
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Hesala Hettiarachchi

Friday 4th of September 2020

Hi Jehan, In U.K we got cleaned packet. Do I need to wash that one before fry? Please let me know. Thank you xx

Hesala Hettiarachchi

Thursday 10th of September 2020

Hi Jehan, Thank you so much for your guidance through the email. You are so amazing xx

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