What can I make with coriander powder?

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “What can I make with coriander powder?” We will also discuss the common dishes that we can make with coriander powder. Moreover, we will also describe some common recipes that require coriander powder in detail.

What can I make with coriander powder?

You can make all sorts of delicious cuisines with coriander powder including Mexican cuisines, Latin American cuisines, and Indian cooking. 

It is a versatile and flexible spice that goes well with almost everything. Its mild flavors add a unique taste to your recipes without overpowering the other ingredients.

Coriander powder goes hand in hand with cumin powder in most dishes, they complement each other well and bring out the best flavors. It is usually used later in the cooking process, unlike the coriander seeds that are used earlier by tempering in hot oil. 

What are the common dishes that I can make with coriander powder?

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that all forms of coriander are widely used in different recipes across the world. Some of the common uses of coriander in recipes are as follows:

Chicken tikka masala

It’s an Indian dish made with chicken in a thick tomato gravy with a blend of different Indian spices including coriander powder. Coriander, garam masala, chili powder, and turmeric are commonly used spices in this recipe.

Vegetable soup with mushrooms

It’s made with a perfect blend of different vegetables, mushrooms, coriander powder, and cilantro. The vegetables are seasoned with spices, sautéed until soft, and then cooked until tender with stock.

Chinese stir-fried dishes

Coriander in this Chinese dish tempers the intensity of chili peppers and improves the flavor profile of fried meats.

Egyptian cuisine

Egyptian Dukkah is one of the popular Egyptian cuisines that can be made with coriander powder. It is a flavorful blend of roasted nuts, seeds, and spices that can be served as a dip on bread, sprinkled over eggs, or coated on fish. 

Indian curries

Indian curries are probably the most popular dishes that use coriander powder. Coriander powder along with garam masala are essential ingredients for making any kind of curries. Veg items or non-veg items are cooked together with onions, tomato puree, and flavorful spices to make them.

Spiky pickles

Coriander powder is used in almost every type of pickle. Its earthy and citrusy flavors are a perfect match for tomato and potato pickles.

What are some recipes that use coriander powder?

Coriander with its flexible nature works effortlessly in any kind of dish with any kind of ingredients. It’s not known as the best spice out there but given its ability to blend well with so many spices and ingredients, it’s not given enough credit and appreciation. 

Whether you’re making curries, stir-fries, desserts, or salads, you can always rely on coriander to give your food the perfect flavors and texture. Let’s discuss some recipes where coriander is used:

Coriander spiced baked potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line some baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Slice up some potatoes and toss them with olive oil, coriander powder, and some rosemary. You can also use crushed coriander seeds for richer flavors
  • Arrange the potatoes on the baking sheets and leave them for 20 minutes.
  • Flip the potatoes and bake them for another 20 minutes until they are dark brown and crisp.
  • Season with salt and black pepper before serving.

Spicy egg curry

  • Prepare some scrambled eggs and keep them aside before you prepare the curry,
  • On medium heat, add some oil to a  frying pan. When the oil is hot enough add some chopped onions and cook until it’s brown.
  • Add some cumin seeds and ginger garlic paste to your onion, and saute for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree, mix it and keep cooking for a few minutes.
  • Add coriander powder, salt to taste, turmeric, chili powder, and garam masala if you want more spices in your dish.
  • Add a cup of water and let it cook for 5 minutes in low heat by covering with a lid.
  • When the gravy looks almost cooked, add your scrambled eggs, and again let it cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves and your spicy egg curry is ready to be served.

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In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “What can I make with coriander powder?” We have also discussed the common dishes that we can make with coriander powder. Moreover, we have also described some common recipes that require coriander powder in detail.



Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.