split coriander seeds

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Also Known as
Dhana dal

Description
Split seeds are those fruits which have split longitudinally. Coriander seeds are used as Dhana Dal which is very famous in India usually consumed after meals known. Coriander seeds when crushed have a lemony citrus flavor and are nutty, spicy and orange-flavored. The seeds are almost spherical, one end being slightly pointed, the other slightly flattened. There are many longitudinal ridges. The length of the seed is 3 - 5 mm and the colour, when dried, is usually brown, but may be green or off white.

How to Select
Choose uniform sized grains, clean and light brown in colour. Check the packaging, if any hole. It is easily available in market under different brand names. It can also be easily availed at Pan Shops or Grocery shops. One of the very famous brands is Bhagat.

Culinary Uses
" Dried roasted Coriander seeds or Dhana dal is consumed after meals, either alone or in combination with saunf, sesame seeds.

How to Store
Roast and store it in an air-tight container. Keep away from moisture as it reduces the crunchiness. It can stay for 6 months, if kept in dry place.

Health Benefits
" Coriander is used for general digestive aid.
" It is a very good mouth Freshner.




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