One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An aromatic Mediterranean plant of the parsley family, the leaves and seeds of which are used as culinary herbs.
Coriandrum sativum, family Umbelliferae
- ‘Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mix that includes roasted hazelnuts, cumin, coriander and sesame seeds.’
- ‘Home grown herbs would have included coriander, dill, thyme, opium poppy and summer savoury.’
- ‘Put chillies, spring onions and coriander in a blender and blitz until finely chopped.’
- ‘Ground toasted coriander and caraway seeds are also traditional ingredients which can be added to harissa.’
- ‘Stir in the garlic, ginger, coriander and cumin seeds with the sugar and cook for a minute or two.’
- ‘Grind the coriander, cumin seed and black peppercorns to a rough powder with a pestle and mortar.’
- ‘Pour in a little more oil if necessary, then stir in the onions, cumin, coriander seeds and allspice.’
- ‘Grind the fennel, cumin, coriander and cloves before you start to cook.’
- ‘Flat-leafed parsley looks like coriander but can easily be distinguished by smell.’
- ‘Tear basil, mint, coriander, parsley and cos and place in a large salad or mixing bowl.’
- ‘Allow the squash to cool until it is just barely warm, then add the sesame seeds, spring onion, coriander and chilli.’
- ‘Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the sesame seeds and coriander.’
- ‘There are definitely seeds germinating in the basil, coriander and garlic chive trays.’
- ‘Just before the end of cooking stir in the oil and the parsley or coriander.’
- ‘I put ginger in it last time and added a fistful of chopped parsley and coriander at the table.’
- ‘Add parsley or coriander and serve with crusty bread and a green salad.’
- ‘Arrange the chicken on a large platter and scatter with coriander or parsley.’
- ‘She roasted coriander seeds and black peppercorns and mixed them with ground turmeric.’
- ‘Add the parsley, coriander and mint and mix it in thoroughly by hand.’
- ‘Peel and crush the garlic and mix it with the crushed chillies, ground cumin, coriander, honey and yoghurt.’
Middle English: from Old French coriandre, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriannon.
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