Coriander (Cilantro) is a herb with a fresh, sweet aroma. The Coriander powder is an essential spice in the Indian and Nepali cuisine. It is used as a flavoring agent in vegetarian and non-vegetarian items. It imparts the dish with its unique aroma of freshness.

Coriander Powder

Coriander Seed

Culinary Uses
Coriander seeds are dried up, ground into a powder form after which they are stored in dry packets. Coriander powder is used at the beginning of the preparation of a dish, usually, fried in oil or butter. All parts of the coriander plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most commonly used in Indian and Nepali cooking. Fresh coriander leaf are mostly used for garnish and for flavoring but it has totally different taste to the seed.

Medicinal Benefits
Coriander, like many spices, contains antioxidants, which can delay or prevent the spoilage of food seasoned with this spice. A study found both the leaves and seed to contain antioxidants, but the leaves were found to have a stronger effect.
Coriander can be used to cure mouth ulcers and rashes. Coriander has been documented as a traditional treatment for diabetes. Coriander seeds were found in a study on rats to have a significant hypolipidemic effect, resulting in lowering of levels of total cholesterol.

Entrees at Himalayan Restaurant with Coriander powder
Almost all of appetizers and main entrees consists coriander powder.
The most famous entrees with ginger are: Tandoori Chicken, Paneer Tikka Masala, Malai Kofta, Butter Chicken, Lamb Curry, Chicken Curry, Palak Paneer