It is known as coriander in English and Dhania in Urdu.
Coriander is an upright and branched annual plant that grows to a height of 50 cm. The leaves of the plant in our rural and urban areas are used to make chutney. The whole plant is aromatic. The flowers are small, white and pink in colour produced in umbels. The seeds on getting dried turn beige in colour. The green leaves are also used in salads, soups and prickles. Most of housewives give a generous sprinkling of the green leaves on cooked dishes of meat, pulses and vegetables before they are served. The seeds are also used in thickening and flavouring soups, curries and liquors. The stems of the plant are used in cooking in Vietnam.The roots have little use in our cooking, but the Thais greatly relish them in their cuisines. Thus no part of the plant goes waste.