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Coriander Seeds (Dhania, Kottimera)

Coriander Seeds – Young

Coriander Seeds – In Different Stages of Drying

Coriander (Dhania, Kottimera) – Fresh leaves, Seeds (young and drying), Coriander Seeds
Photography By Vijay Singari ~ For This Week’s Indian Kitchen

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Ingredients,Indian Kitchen,Kottimera(Cilantro) (Sunday July 9, 2006 at 7:06 pm- permalink)
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  1. woohooo…Iam the first one to comment. Your photographs are vibrant as usual. Never thought Coriander looks so fine.

    Comment by Mukul — July 9, 2006 @ 7:10 pm

  2. Wow, that green seeds looks like a jewelary especially like green stone earring. Nice macro shot.
    The weather is hot in here and my cilantro plants are started bolting. Its giving me flowers and seeds instead of leaves 🙂

    Comment by Nila — July 9, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

  3. Beautiful Photography ! Love the colors in the second picture !

    Kittaya looks adorable in the previous post. He is very lucky to go out and play with all the chipmunks and squirrels. I feel really sad for my kitties, they are always stuck inside the house. There’s in not even a balcony in my new apartment 🙁

    BTW i tried you red radish pulao yesterday. Loved it. Very different from the usual pulao’s. Thank you for the recipe !

    Comment by Priya — July 9, 2006 @ 8:22 pm

  4. Wow, those are so beautiful. I love coriander – the complex citrus taste and the way the little hollow seeds crunch and splutter. But I have never seen a picture of them green on the stem like this. Very beautiful!

    Comment by faith — July 9, 2006 @ 8:46 pm

  5. This is one of my favorite plants because it provides us with two different spices in one plant. I have a rather large crop of it growing on my balcony. 😉

    Comment by Amy — July 9, 2006 @ 9:42 pm

  6. Deadly photos! looks gorgeous…especially the second picture with different shades.. beautiful is the first thought that comes to my mind 🙂 One more feather in Vijay’s crown 🙂

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — July 9, 2006 @ 9:50 pm

  7. Excellent photos !!!!

    Comment by Archana — July 9, 2006 @ 10:46 pm

  8. Hi Indira,

    Beautiful pictures! I do not like corionder seeds, but the pictures are lovely :), I like to use corionder leaves in almost all the dishes.

    Comment by Menaka — July 9, 2006 @ 11:09 pm

  9. great photos as usual…i have seen the seeds so closely for the first time..have u grown them in a pot???i would like to have them in my kitchen garden..pls.let me know.
    kittaya is adorable!!!

    Comment by madhuli — July 9, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

  10. You should also write about the distinction between coriander, parsley and celery leaves. Most people dont know how to differentiate them. Since you have a good camera, I suggest you highlight the leaf differences so we can identify! Sometimes parsley is called coriander here (aka chinese coriander)

    Comment by vishal — July 9, 2006 @ 11:44 pm

  11. Beautiful pictures,where these shot by the new camera that you recently got?

    Comment by Sumitha — July 10, 2006 @ 3:05 am

  12. Awesome photos..Very well captured by Vijay.

    Comment by sudhasikhinam — July 10, 2006 @ 4:24 am

  13. I had no idea fresh coriander seeds looked so pretty! Do you just let coriander flower (the tiny white flowers that you see on leaves sometimes) and then the seeds develop? (displaying my gardening ignorance here).

    Comment by Nupur — July 10, 2006 @ 6:04 am

  14. Pictures are outstanding.

    Comment by Krithika — July 10, 2006 @ 8:28 am

  15. Amazing snaps! they look so cute…Hats off to the photographer,Your new camera??!!

    Comment by shynee — July 10, 2006 @ 8:42 am

  16. Vijay, Spectacular!

    Comment by L.G — July 10, 2006 @ 11:03 am

  17. They`re sooo beautiful!!

    Seeds could be artistic like this!!

    greetings from Japan!


    Comment by ghee — July 10, 2006 @ 11:41 am

  18. Excellent pictures(as usual). These pictures are the best shots to be displayed in a botanical exhibition. Oh Vijaygaru! where were you when i was almost killing the nature of my sketches in my boilogy records. I would’ve asked you to take these wonderful pictures and made the best botany record and won full marks for that because my botany instructor was also a big fan for plant photography.

    Comment by Bharghavi — July 10, 2006 @ 12:01 pm

  19. WOnderful pictures, I never knew dhaniya looked like that. Thankyou for positng those

    Comment by neelu — July 10, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

  20. Thanks all for your nice comments.!

    Hi Nupur: I have planted few coriander seeds in a plantar. Like Nila mentioned in her comment, instead of leaves, they immediately started to flower, lots of flowers. From flowers, seeds started to form. I kept them like that without disturbing and in few weeks, the seeds started to brown, what do you know, for the first time, I have grown my own coriander seeds.

    These photos are taken with Nikon 70s camera. thanks again for your interest and kind words about the photos.

    Comment by Indira — July 10, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

  21. Indira,

    I am trying to grow coriander in a pot in my patio.But the plants are very very thin.(I mean even the leaves)
    How did you sow the seeds..did you break the coriander seeds before sowing.Because, i was told to do like that..Iam not sure if its the right way.

    Comment by Sumi — July 12, 2006 @ 11:35 am

  22. Hi Madhuli: I have planted the seeds in a small plantar and kept the pot on the patio, so that they can get Sunshine atleast 6 hours a day. Watered regularly, that’s it, didn’t do anything extra or special.

    Sumi: I didn’t break the coriander seeds, I just spirnkled them onto the soil and lightly and loosely covered them by sprinking soil on them. Back in India, they would break the seeds before sowing, but I didn’t do it here, still the plants managed to comeout from the seeds. Hope this helps.

    Comment by Indira — July 12, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

  23. Hi Indira,
    I’ve been a regular visitor to your website since 3 months and I love it! You taught me many tips in cooking. I really appreciate your talent.
    I admire those dhaniya. I was wondering if they were just the usual ones we get here in store or some special ones…. coz I planted some in a pot but the seeds are just the same since 3-4 days….. was wondering what i need to do…. Thank you so much for being a blessing in cooking….

    Comment by Samarpana — July 14, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

  24. nice capture of photo ^^ ..hope someone could describe me how does white coriander seed alike…or does coriander seeds have different colors? how can i compare it from the other seeds?..i just wonder how’s the size of the seed,its tree,when is the season of its harvest, how does it taste, smell and etc…

    Comment by janet — November 22, 2006 @ 4:15 am

  25. Coriander seeds also give us dhana (dhania) dal. Not sure if that’s just a Gujarati thing (mukhwas)…

    Comment by Rani — January 5, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

  26. Hi
    I’ve been trying to grow dhania for awhile now and i’m having great difficulty. I buy a bunch of dhania plants and then re-plant them, but they just die out in a few days. I planted some a year ago in spring next to a jalapeno bush and it grew quite well, unfortunately, the jalapeno bush erupted and i think it stole all the dhania’s nutrients and the dhania died out. What type of soil do i use? Shade or sun? Temperature? Do i plant them close together or spaced away, and away from other plants? What should i feed it? Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    Comment by Tom — August 2, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

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