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Alternative To Ground Coriander

Asked by luvs2cook. Answered on 14th May 2017

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Hi! I am not a fan of coriander. Is there something else I could use in place of it in the South Indian Vegetable Curry? Thank you.

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Nigella's South Indian Vegetable Curry (from KITCHEN) is a mild to medium curry made with a mixture of vegetables, spices and coconut milk. You can vary the vegetables according to what is in season and what you may have in your fridge at the time.

The sauce is flavoured with chillies, ginger, turmeric, cumin and coriander. Tamarind paste also helps to balance the richness of the coconut milk. Ground coriander is quite a mild spice and is not usually that noticeable in the curry, but if you are very sensitive to the flavour of ground coriander then you can omit it from the sauce and, if liked, add a little extra ground cumin. Ground cumin is more assertive so we would only use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon extra in place of the ground coriander. Fresh coriander (cilantro) is sprinkled on the top of the curry before serving, along with chopped dill. Again you can omit the fresh coriander and use extra dill, or use some chopped fresh parsley as a substitute.

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