Saturday, October 13, 2007

Coriander leaves

Coriander leaves Also known as Cilantro. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the most commonly used in cooking.The fresh leaves and stems are an essential ingredient in many Vietnamese foods, Asian chutneys, Mexican salsas and guacamole, and occasionally is used in sushi rolls. Chopped coriander leaves are also used as a garnish on cooked dishes such as dal and curries. As heat diminishes their flavour quickly, coriander leaves are often used raw or added to the dish right before serving.

Health Tips: Its used for medicinal as well as culinary purposes, as a tonic, cough medicine and stomachic.

Other Languages:
Burma: nannambin
China: yuen sai
India: dhania pattar, hara dhania
Indonesia: daun ketumbar
Malaysia: daun ketumbar
Philipinnes: ketumbar
Sri Lanka: kothamalli kolle
Thailand: pak chee
Vietnam: ngo