On my lunch plate, I enjoyed a delectable chicken dish infused with the irresistible combination of cilantro and lemon. Cilantro, a widely used herb in the culinary world, was a key ingredient in the recipe. Additionally, coriander, which is another type of cilantro, is also commonly utilized in various cuisines.
Are coriander and cilantro the same thing?
I find it interesting to learn about the different terms used to refer to the same plant parts, depending on the region and culture. It’s fascinating that in the US, the plant’s leaves and stem are called cilantro, while in India, they are referred to as coriander. It shows how language and culture can influence the way we name things. Regardless of the name, cilantro and coriander can both be used to add flavor and depth to various dishes.
How to include cilantro in food?
Here’s the list of ways you can use cilantro to enhance the flavor and taste of your food:
- Spice up your cream, dips, sauces, and yogurt.
- Flavor up your rice.
- Give salad dressing a kick.
- Add flavor to your stir-fry.
- Give your buns and bread a boost.
- Spice up salads.
- Flavor your oils.
- Add to soups and stews.
- Make your own chutneys and spreads.
- Add to burritos, wraps, and salsas.
- Flavor up poultry and eggs.
- Add to curries and make curries with this green base.
- Pickle or make thokku for an instant variety of rice recipes.
These are just a few examples, and there are many more ways to incorporate cilantro into your cooking.
What does cilantro do to your body?
It is a good source of antioxidants. Using cilantro to flavor food may encourage people to use less salt and reduce their sodium intake. Along with anti-cancer effects, pain management, anti-fungal, and skin health, it also plays the role of a natural preservative.
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How to make cilantro lemony chicken
- Chicken-250 gm
- Lemon juice-1 tbsp
- Chopped cilantro-2 tbsp
- Crushed pepper-1/2 to 1 tbsp based on the preferred spiciness
- Oil-1 tbsp
- Cut the chicken into small pieces.
- Marinate the chicken with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and chopped cilantro. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
- Heat oil in a frying pan. Shallow fry the chicken in medium heat while turning the chicken between intervals.
- I didn’t add turmeric powder to this recipe. Adding turmeric powder or any other spice will totally change the taste, flavor, and appearance.
- Boneless chicken is the best option to use in this recipe.
- Only Cilantro leaves were used in this recipe. Remove the stem part before adding them.
- Adjust the lemon juice based on the level of sourness you prefer.
- Overcooking may cause the dish to dry out.
Chicken recipes to try
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