About Ground Coriander
Coriander, also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, is one of a handful of plants that produce both an herb (cilantro) and a spice (coriander seed). Ground coriander is a spice used in cuisines worldwide. It has a warm, nutty flavor with mild spice and hints of citrus.
There are two types of coriander seeds: Moroccan and Indian. The Moroccan coriander seeds are typically grown in Morocco or Canada and are the more common variety. These seeds are round, with slight ridges, and a light brown color.
Ground coriander is a key ingredient in the Indian spice blend, garam masala. It’s also used in making Middle Eastern shawarma (meat slow-cooked on vertical spit) and Israeli falafel. Coriander powder can be added to meat rubs, barbecue sauces, stews, curries, soups, and roasted vegetables recipes.