Tuesday, February 1, 2022


 Fresh coriander also known as cilantro is generally used to flavour the dishes. Have you ever tried making an individual dish using it as a key ingredient ? If not then try out this preparation. It takes few minutes to make this and the taste is awesome. 

Fresh coriander leaves .... 1 bunch (about 3 cups)
Besan / gram flour ......... 1/4 cup
Oil ................................. 3 -4 tbsps
Turmeric powder ........... 1/2 tsp
Green chillies ................ 2 - 3
Jaggery powder ............ 1 tsp (optional)
Mustard seeds .............. 1 tsp
Asafoetida ................. 2 pinches
Salt ............................ to taste

1. In a pan dry roast the gram flour until it gives out a nice aroma.
2. Cool it. Sift the besan and set aside.
3. Heat oil and add the mustard seeds and asafoetida.
4. When it starts spluttering reduce the flame and add the spice powders.
5. Stir them a bit and tip in the coriander leaves. Saute them a bit.
6. Add the salt and jaggery powder and stir.
7. Cover and simmer for half a minute.
8. Open the lid and add the besan. Give it a nice stir until it is well mixed.
9. Cover the pan and simmer for 40 to 50 seconds. 
10. Serve it with rotis or bhakris.

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This recipe is made for the event - A-Z Recipe Challenge. 
Season 1 - We have completed the first season making the recipes alphabetically with ingredients with English names. ( eg. A - Apple, Artichoke, Asparagus ..)
Season 2 - We decided to make the recipes alphabetically with Hindi names. ( A - Anar, Adrak Aloo ... )
This month the Alphabet is H - I chose Hara Dhaniya as my ingredient.

Recipe List of A-Z Challenge (Season 2)

A - Adraki Aloo  (Baby Potatoes with ginger and spice powders)
B - Begun Bhaja  ( Bengali style fried Brinjals)
C - Chukandar Ke Parathe  (Stuffed Beetroot Parathas)
D - Farali Dahi Chawal ( Barnyard Millet Curd Rice / Samak ke Dahi Chawal )
E - Elaichi Cup Cakes ( Cardamom flavoured cup cakes )
F - False ke Biscuits ( Lemon Currant Cookies )
G - Gud Wale Pohe (Sweet Flattened Rice Flakes with jaggery)
H - Hare Dhaniye ki Sabzi ( Fresh Coriander stir fry )
I - Imli Gosht ( Mutton Curry with Tamarind)
J - Jowar Ke Phulke ( Sorghum Flat Breads)
K - Karele Ki Bhurji ( Diced Bitter gourd stir fry )
L - Lehsun Ka Achar ( Garlic Pickle )
M - Moong Dal with Sarson ( Moong lentils with mustard greens )
N - Neembu Gud Ki Shikanji ( Indian summer drink with lemon )

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  1. Never tried hata dhaniya ki sabji looks so delicious and flavorful.

    1. Yes it is Hema. Specially if you add more green chillies it tastes superb !

  2. I am quite overwhelmed by this recipe- Hare Dhaniya ki Sabzi. I thought coriander could be used only for making pastes and masalas for veggies, but its use as a veggie itself has pulled the floor off my feet. This veggie surely does look good and vibrant colored. Great post!

    1. Glad to hear that. I know You will love it when you make. This has become our favourite.

  3. WoW this is such amazing recipe, I never thought we can make sabji from dhaniya too, will definitely try someday. This looks so flavourful and tempting dish!

  4. Wow, the dhaniya sabji is a very exciting recipe for me. I will get a bunch of coriander when I go to the Indian grocery to try this.

    1. Thanks Seema. You will surely love it when you make. Do share the feed back.

  5. Shobha, what an interesting and unique recipe. I have never tried hare dhaniye ki sabzi. As the method is similar to the way I make radish leaves, will surely give it a try.

    1. Mayuri you are going to love the taste of this sabzi. Must try it.

  6. Fresh Dhania ki subzi sounds so innovative and flavourful. Would Love to try this yummy subzi. Lovely platter!

    1. Thanks Preethi. Do make it and share the feed back. It is really very tasty.

  7. Fresh Dhaniya sabji is so novel and new to me . I am definitely going to make this and pair it with parathas .

    1. Make and enjoy Priya. You will really love it.

  8. what a new and unique recipe as I would never have thought of using it as a veg as I only use cilantro as a finishing herb or in pureed sauce recipes. What a fabulous recipe with this fragrant herb.

    1. Thanks dear. You must try this one. It comes out so delicious.

  9. What a great way to use up coriander. I love raw coriander so will definitely love this curry. I do a similar recipe (using besan and jaggery) with mooli leaves but not tried it with coriander.

    1. Thanks Mina. This is the first time I tried it out for an event and it was so delicious.


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