Organic ground coriander has a warm, citrussy flavour that’s light and subtle and which pairs well with many other flavours. Coriander and cumin are culinary partners and rarely is one used without the other. Coriander is the main ingredient in many spice blends like Indian ‘garam masala’, Ethiopian ‘berbere’, Moroccan ‘ras al-hanout’ and ‘chermoula’, and ‘baharat’ from the Gulf states. So, it’s a versatile spice to have in your pantry and to use with gay abandon!
COOKING WITH CORIANDER
Use it on its own as a condiment, add it to soups and stocks, or as a rub for fish and chicken. It is particularly delicious sprinkled on potatoes for baking. Try this flavoursome vegetable curry for a tasty alternative on a work night.
Apart from its fine flavour, coriander spice is recognised for its health benefits in traditional and modern herbal medicine. It has strong antimicrobial, antispasmodic, diuretic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and a history of being used to treat urinary tract infections, painful menstruation, skin conditions and as a mild sedative.