Cilantro and Coriander Cooking Tips• Cilantro leaves and coriander seeds are not interchangeable. They have completely different flavors and textures.
• Fresh cilantro leaves are preferable in all applications calling for cilantro leaves.
• Coriander seeds are generally toasted before being ground to bring out their full flavor.
• Coriander is a popular ingredient in Indian curries, particularly garam masala.
• Cilantro root may be used as a replacement for garlic. Wash roots thoroughly before mincing or crushing.
• When adding fresh cilantro to a hot dish, add at the last minute to get full benefit of the flavor.
• Parsley may be substituted for cilantro, but it will be a far milder cry from the original recipe intent.
• 1 teaspoon coriander seeds = 1 teaspoon ground coriander
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• What is cilantro? FAQ
• What is coriander? FAQ
• What is culantro? FAQ
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