Thursday, August 27, 2009

धनिया dhania

I had originally planted the coriander for cilantro leaves - but the hot weather has caused the plants to bolt and seed - which is wonderful! The fresh coriander seeds are so sweet and fragrant. I will dry them and use them ground in curries in the winter, to remind me of the glorious August garden. Green coriander is good in Parathas, layered Indian flat breads served with a variety of chutneys, relishes and pickles. How to make Aloo paratha - uses green coriander seeds : Coriander seed chutney-uses dried coriander seeds: I am really looking forward to making this tomato chutney with sun ripened tomatoes from the garden: Tomato Allam Nuvvula Pachadi/Tomato Thokku(Tomato chutney with ginger and sesame seeds Coriander for health: Such a versatile plant! worth planting in a sunny spot in your garden, or in a pot on your back porch.

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