August 28, 2013
Indian friends taught me how to make authentic curry. I had no problems with dried powdered coriander (dhanya). It
was when I grew herbs and spices that I discovered that the
coriander plant had an unbelievably nauseating smell; no I
didn't even try to taste it; just put it on the bonfire. I saw people on TV rhapsodizing over it. I couldn't understand
them. My Greek friends said it was named after 'o korios',
the bedbug, which apparently has the same smell. Perhaps
other people experience it differently; for me, it is definitely a no-no, ugh. I'm still O.K. with dhanya though.