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    Coriander powder

    Coriander is available throughout the year. Coriander is one of the world's oldest spices and native to many countries of the world like India, Middle East, Spain, South America and other Asian and orient countries since time immemorial. The most common use of coriander is in curry powders. It is an essential ingredient of garam masala, pickling spices and pudding spices and also used in cakes, breads and other baked foods. Besides being used as a fragrant flavor, coriander seeds also have a health supporting reputation. The ground coriander is obtained from the Coriander seed of the coriander plant. Most commonly, it is bought as whole dried seeds, but it can also be found as a powder. When grinding at home, it can be roasted or heated on a dry pan briefly to enhance the aroma before grinding it in an electric grinder or with a mortar and pestle; ground coriander seeds lose their flavour quickly in storage hence it is best to ground as needed. Coriander powder has a pleasing whiff and taste. One can crush coriander seeds finely or coarsely as per recipe requirement.