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Benefits of Coriander (dhaniya) And Its Side Effects

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Benefits of Coriander (dhaniya) And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Coriander (dhaniya)
Nutritional Value of Coriander (dhaniya)
Health Benefits of Coriander (dhaniya)
Reduces Skin Inflamation
Reduces Cholesterol Levels
Treats Diarrhoea
Cures Skin Problems
Regulates Blood Pressure
Good for Oral Hygiene and Treatment of Ulcers
Prevents Anaemia
Anti-allergic
Antibiotic Properties
Good for your Bones
Prevents Menstrual Disorders
Uses of Coriander (dhaniya)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Coriander (dhaniya)
Cultivation of Coriander (dhaniya)

Coriander (dhaniya)

Dhaniya is synonymous to India. It gets a special importance in various Asian cuisines and adds flavour and taste to curries, breads, fries etc. Its scientific name is Coriandrum Sativum and is a part of the carrot family. It is also called cilantro and coriander in English. Both the leaves and seeds of this plant are used in cooking.

Nutritional Value of Coriander (dhaniya)

The health benefits linked to coriander is due to its high nutritional value. It is a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Folate and Potassium. Coriander has a high content of phytonutrients, flavonoids and phenolic compounds. Having very low cholesterol, saturated fat and calories makes it an extremely healthy option for your healthy eating practice. Apart from Vitamins A and K, Vitamins C and E are also present in it. A good amount of dietary fibre is found in coriander. Calcium, Iron and Magnesium too are present in this lip smacking herb.

Health Benefits of Coriander (dhaniya)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Coriander (dhaniya)
Health Benefits of Coriander (dhaniya)

Reduces Skin Inflamation

Coriander is a good source of anti-rheumatics and anti-arthritics due to the presence of Cineole as one of its 11 components in its essential oil. Rheumatism and arthritis causes swelling which can be reduced using the essential oil obtained from coriander. It also works well on swellings due to kidney problems and anaemia. In such cases the swelling is caused due to water retention and coriander helps by inducing urination and hence release of excess accumulated water. Once the inflammation is reduced you can get rid of the tightness and stretchiness of your skin and it shall also improve its appearance.

Reduces Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol levels in the blood can be reduced by consuming coriander. This plant has various beneficial ingredients such as linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and ascorbic acid that work well in reducing the cholesterol level in the blood. Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) which gets deposited in the inner walls of the arteries is considered to be the bad cholesterol. Coriander helps reduce the level of LDL too and prevents various serious cardiovascular health issues like artherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes. Additionally it also works to increase the more helpful High Density Lipoproteins (HDL).

Treats Diarrhoea

Borneol and Linalool present in coriander essential oil is very helpful for the process of digestion. They ensure the proper functioning of the liver. Coriander contributes in reducing diarrhoea by helping in stool formation and preventing microbial and fungal activity as its components, Cineole, Borneol, Limonene, Alpha-pinene and Beta-phelandrene give it a good antibacterial property. It also cures nausea, vomiting and other stomach disorders. Having fresh coriander leaves before a meal is extremely helpful as it works well as an appetizer.

Cures Skin Problems

Coriander has multifarious benefits when it comes to taking care of your skin. It fights germs, dirt, infections and many other common everyday problems that our skin undergoes. It has antifungal, antiseptic, detoxifying, antioxidant and disinfectant properties that leave your skin clean and healthy.

Regulates Blood Pressure

Coriander is very good in reducing blood pressure. It stimulates the interaction of calcium ions and cholinergic which is a type of neurotransmitter which is also known as acetylcholine. Increased blood pressure causes an increase of tension in the blood vessels. This chemical interaction helps the vessels to relax and prevents serious health issues like heart attacks and strokes.

Good for Oral Hygiene and Treatment of Ulcers

Coriander essential oils contain citronelol which has very good antiseptic properties. Some other components have antimicrobial properties and these together make it extremely effective for preventing wounds and ulcers in the mouth from getting worse. It is also a good way to control bad breath. Chewing on coriander seeds was a traditional practice to eliminate bad breath.

Prevents Anaemia

Anaemia is a condition where a person has less blood in the body. Blood is made up of haemoglobin and an important component of it is iron. Coriander is high in iron content and helps the body to produce more blood. Shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitation and problems in cognitive functions are some of the examples of the conditions caused due to lack of iron in the body. It also helps regulate the functioning of the organ systems, provide energy, strengthen the body and maintain healthy bones.

Anti-allergic

Seasonal allergies and rhinitis can be reduced by consuming coriander. Allergic reactions caused by coming in contact plants, insects and food can be controlled by applying coriander oil. It helps subdue swelling of throat and its glands.

Antibiotic Properties

Coriander contains an extremely high level of dodecenal which is a compound that fights a bacterium called salmonella, with more efficiency than an antibiotic. This bacterium is the most dangerous cause of food borne diseases. It is advisable to consume coriander to prevent the harmful effects of salmonella.

Good for your Bones

Calcium is an important constituent of coriander. This is a reason it should be consumed to maintain good bone health. It aids the regrowth and durability of bones while preventing its degeneration especially in diseases like osteoporosis.

Prevents Menstrual Disorders

Being an excellent stimulant, coriander helps maintain proper levels of secretion from the endocrine glands. Hormones when secreted in the right amount and at proper intervals helps regulate various body functions and specially menstruation in women. Coriander also reduces menstrual pain.

Uses of Coriander (dhaniya)

Coriander is a must in the kitchen garden apart from its medicinal uses it is the best way to arouse the gastronome living inside everyone. The South-Asian and Indian cuisine uses coriander leaves and seeds hugely to add a sharp taste to their preparations. This is the biggest reason for its production in mass scale apart from its medicinal uses.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Coriander (dhaniya)

Coriander does not usually have any side effects but the seeds may induce allergy in those who handle it because of its volatile nature. It may cause redness and itching. Pregnant women though should not take coriander in excess.

Cultivation of Coriander (dhaniya)

The origin of coriander is a seat of a huge controversy. Some claim it to be a wild plant as its presence has been scattered all over history. It is found growing in all parts of the world. It is a common herb grown in kitchen gardens. It grows best in cold climates and is prone to frost if temperatures drop below zero.

Popular Questions & Answers

I get severe stomach pain, stomach starts burning during periods which is uncontrollable. I do need any suggestions which can help me to get rid of it. I take few pills like meftal spas and aceclo spas which I want to avoid as it takes time to cure. Kindly provide any natural or Ayurvedic remedy so that it doesn't have any side effects.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), C.R.A.V
Ayurveda, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, There are some Ayurvedic herbal remedies which would be really helping in finding a solution for your problem. Reduce all spicy, salty, sour food items in your diet. In vegetables prefer carrot, beetroot, beans, bitter gourd, cucumber, pumpkin etc. Avoid pickles and non vegetarian food items completely from your diet for at least 2 months. Please have Satavaree gulam 1tsp daily at bed time for at least 3 months. Wishing you a good health.

I am very fat, am doing exercise, walking but no use of it, what should I do to loss the weight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
"When you are up to lose your weight, you not only have to keep your digestive system intact and break down all accumulated fat of your body but also remove all the toxins from your body. When you get rid of the toxins, you allow all your body’s systems function to their full capacity, including metabolism. So, make this detox tea every day in the morning and sip it hot or warm throughout the day. You will need: Cumin seeds- ½ tsp +Coriander seeds- ½ tsp + Fennel seeds- ½ tsp + Water- 4 cups -Thermos flask- 1 Directions: In the morning, boil 4 cups of water. Add cumin, coriander and fennel seeds to the boiling water. Allow it to boil for about five more minutes. Then strain the tea and store in a thermos flask. Now have this tea in small amounts all through the day. It should be tolerably hot or at least warm when you have it."

If a person is suffering from heavy acidity problems how to overcome the acidity problems and what problems accure because of acidity.

PGDHM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Hi lybrate-user, Hi Lybrate-user, you should do pranayama ,follow diet plans and panchkarma treatment helps you. Avoid habit of smoking, tea or coffee. Should be avoid salty, spicy excessive sour and non veg. Take more water and liquid like buttermilk, coconut water. Also take leafy vegetables, full of fibre diet, oats, cereal etc. As per Ayurveda Eat sweet taste of food more can you help. In morning take 200 ml water boil low flame to reduce 100 ml. Leave sometime make it warm then add 2 teaspoons honey and drink it. You can also do this at your home: take 12-15 dry black grapes wash with plain water 1 teaspoon sugarcane 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon fennel seeds soak overnight in 100 ml water. In morning take empty stomach. Eat anything aft one hour. For further details to permanent cure can take an online consultation.

Meri pitt parkati hai. Mujhe kabj or gas ki problam hai. Pet hamesa heavy rahta hai. Kya kru Dr. sahab.

PGDHM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Hi lybrate-user, you should do pranayama ,follow diet plans and panchkarma treatment helps you. Avoid habit of smoking, tea or coffee. Should be avoid salty, spicy excessive sour and non veg. Take more water and liquid like buttermilk, coconut water. Also take leafy vegetables, full of fibre diet, oats, cereal etc. As per Ayurveda Eat sweet taste of food more can you help. In morning take 200 ml water boil low flame to reduce 100 ml. Leave sometime make it warm then add 2 teaspoons honey and drink it. You can also do this at your home: take 12-15 dry black grapes wash with plain water 1 teaspoon sugarcane 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon fennel seeds soak overnight in 100 ml water. In morning take empty stomach. Eat anything aft one hour. You should have take 1/2 teaspoon power of nutmeg 200 ml hot milk 1/2 teaspoon sugarcane before one hour of sleep. Your medical condition anxiety also some responsible to create problems like this. For further details to permanent cure can take an online consultation.
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I was a drugs (painkillers spasm-proxyvon caps + 1×100 ml codeine phosphate cough syrup) addicted approx 12-years, my addiction period is since 2002 to 2010,(recovery period is 3-years at middle) then 2013 to February 2017. But now I leave all of these drugs in present since 8- months. My major problems are so many:-- 1. Higher pain in all parts of body even headache. 2. Weakness, tiredness and I didn't walk for 2 to 3 minutes in road because of higher pain. 3. My sexual strength are almost damaged, my inter-course (having sex) time is just 20 to 25 seconds, (at past I was doing twice a day of masturbating, I got nightfall 4-times in a week. 4. I didn't get sleep at right time, but whenever I take sleep it will be 12 to 14 hours. 5. Having gas, constipation and the time of digestion is long that's why I didn't eat properly Doctors guide me as your own please. Help me.

B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu.) Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda,
Thanks for contacting with your health concern 1. The symptoms which you have mentioned looks to be due to 'withdrawal symptoms' of the drugs thus i. Practice relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation but also Pranayam [anulom vilom] which will strengthen the relaxation response of body as opposed to stress response. Ii. Yoga poses [Dhanurasana, Matsyasana, Janu Shirsasana, Paschimottanasana, Hastapadasana], hot shower and massage are simple techniques to overcome anxiety. Iii. Avoid: alcohol, pepper, garam masala, mustard oil, pickles, rye, spicy food, anger, grief, fear, late night waking, garlic, ginger, onion. Take: mint, coriander, tomato, and cumin, plenty of water, vitamins and mineral supplements, apple, banana, grapes, dates iv.Lemon juice mixed with sugar in a glass of water helps release stress removing hormones from the body and bring mind at peace/rest. And eat 2 spoons coriander [Dhaniya] seeds with 2 spoons of sugar candy [mishri] v.Apple, almond, banana, broccoli, can notaloupe, melon, carrot, cashew nut, corn, cauliflower, grapes, guava, lemon, mango, orange, pineapple, soybean, spinach have antioxidant and detoxifying properties so take them in plenty. PS. For medicine aspect regarding your said symptoms kindly consult me on Lybrate itself.
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4 Ways To Reduce Sodium Consumption In Our Diet!

How to reduce sodium consumption through diet

Minerals and salts are important parts of our daily diets. These minerals play significant roles in the functioning of the human body but, if found in excess, they might adversely impact your health. One such mineral is sodium, which is abundant in most food sources.

Sodium is present in every food in the form of salt. Most forms of meat, canned vegetables and soup, junk food and pickles are some examples of food which are naturally high in sodium. Apart from this, any cooked food will have salt crystals within it. Medical research has shown that most people consume more sodium than what is recommended.

Ill-Effects of Sodium Intake in Excess

  • The most common problem caused by the excessive consumption of sodium is high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure, apart from being the cause of strokes can also affect internal organs like kidneys and cause renal failure over time.
  • It can also be detrimental to the heart and be a contributing factor to heart conditions as well.

Here are some of the ways through which you can reduce sodium intake through changes in diet.

  1. Increasing the intake of fruits within the diet - Inclusion of more fresh fruits in your diet will reduce the amount of sodium consumption. Canned and processed fruits may increase sodium consumption and hence should be reduced.
  2. Changing to fresh unprocessed meats - Certain processed and packaged meats such as in snacks and fast foods should be avoided as they have high sodium content. Hence, consumption of fresh meat instead of processed meat is an effective way to reduce your daily sodium intake. If a food item keeps well in the fridge for days or weeks, that's a tip off that the sodium content is too high.
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  4. Drinking plenty of water - Sodium levels can rise within the body when it is dehydrated. Thus, it is prudent to always keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  5. Check food labels - Begin reading food labels as a matter of course. Sodium content is always listed on the label. Sometimes the high sugar content in a product like apple pie can mask the high sodium content so it's important to check every label for sodium content.
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4 Natural Remedies That Can Help Lower High Cholesterol!

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4 Natural Remedies That Can Help Lower High Cholesterol!

Cholesterol is a type of fatty acid that is produced by the liver. The body uses cholesterol to perform various activities such as synthesizing of hormones, bile acid and vitamin D. The natural approach of balancing cholesterol is not only to curb the cholesterol amount, but also to strictly control diet so that the secretion of cholesterol can be curtailed.

Here are a few natural tips that can help to lower cholesterol and restore normal body function of the body:

  1. Coriander: Coriander is considered to be one of the best herbal diuretic agents. It can revitalize the kidneys and help them perform better in terms of excretion of waste. The kidney, therefore, can flush the excess cholesterol from the body. Coriander can be consumed along with food on a daily basis.
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Acne - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

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The following are some of the ayurvedic remedies for treating acne:

  1. To reduce the growth of pimple, rub powder of jamun (Syzygium cumini) seed and apply it on the pimple.
  2. The peel of orange has medicinal properties that can be used effectively in the treatment of pimple. Make a paste of orange peel powder and rose water; apply it on your face on a regular basis. It is an effective remedy that cures acne and improves the skin tone.
  3. To achieve an immediate result, apply a paste of lodhra (symplocos crateigodies), vach (acorus calamus) and dhania (coriander). Improvement will be noticed within 7 days.
  4. A paste of red chandan (red sandalwood) and jaiphal (nutmeg) are also effective in reducing the appearance of acne and pimples.
  5. Apply a paste of masoor dal (red lentils) with milk, ghee and camphor on your face. It reduces the appearance of acne and clears the scars which are left behind.
  6. Prepare a paste of lemon, kalaunji (seeds of fennel flower) and milk. Apply it on your face on a regular basis before going to bed. Wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning. This remedy ensures speedy disappearance of acne.
  7. Make a mixture of nimbu (lemon), extracts of tulsi (basil) and black kasundi (coffee pods), dry it in sun and apply the mixture on face. It is a powerful remedy that is known to cure the problem of acne.

Besides these home remedies, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle will also enable you to reduce the risk of recurrent acne. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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6 Amazing At Home Detox Drinks For You!

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6 Amazing At Home Detox Drinks For You!

The season of winter is all about enjoyment and is full of fun and festivities. As we while away our time enjoying, our body works its own course of eliminating toxic substances from the organs. But there is always a way to make things better. In other words, the process of clearing toxins is known as detoxification and what better way could be there than Ayurveda. During the process of detoxification, there are certain things that should be avoided like sugar, alcohol, caffeine, gluten, soda, etc.

Why choose the ayurvedic way?
It is the natural process through which the body cleanses naturally without undergoing any turmoil due to side effects. During winter, it is a challenge to detoxify as we consume more in order to keep ourselves warm. Ayurveda’s detoxification methods are safe and trusted for centuries.

Why is winter detoxification necessary?
During winter, we require more energy but due to toxins and more food consumption for a warmer body, the digestive system and the immune system are weakened thus making people more vulnerable to sickness. Winter detoxification helps one to control the energy level and makes the person stay fit, healthy and energised. Detoxification cleanses the digestive system and improves the immune system and also helps in losing weight by flushing out the excess fat from the body.

Detoxifying ayurvedic drinks
Natural ayurvedic drinks prepared at home help in retrieving one's healthy self by detoxifying the body's systems. Also, consuming such preparations regularly will offer continual benefits.

  1. Coriander, lemon and green tea: The combination of coriander, lemon and green tea helps in balancing the fundamentals of the body. This preparation, again, can be consumed every day. It delays the onset of ageing and also remarkably reduces the visible signs of ageing on the skin.
  2. Lime water with pepper: A glass of warm water mixed with lemon juice and a pinch of pepper powder works wonders on an empty stomach. It helps in detoxifying and improving the digestive system.
  3. Vegetable juice: Vegetables like carrots and spinach that is widely available in winters can be used in preparing juices. The vegetables, when combined with Apple, Celery, and ginger, is a drink that offers many medicinal benefits and tasty as well.
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To combat winter, Ayurvedic detox drinks are always handy and helpful.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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10 Effective Tips To Help You Stay Healthy During Navaratri Fasting!

Navaratri is just around the corner, and it will culminate into Dussehra. Each of the nine days of the festival is dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Shakti.

It is a time of fasting, and it is considered to be the best time to cleanse the body and make the body stronger. Most people who undergo fasting do not consume pulse, grain, and meat during this period which would make the body devoid of essential nutrients. It is important to make the most of this time, it’s also important to stay healthy and maintain a diet that helps you get through the coming 9 days of continuous fasting. Hence, here is an insight into how to carry on with the fasting and enjoy the festive spirit healthily.

Tips To Fasting In A Healthy Way!

  1. It is always better to eat small meals instead of complete starvation. This will help in maintaining the proper amount of blood glucose level and ensure that one does not get tired easily.
  2. Unless you are on a 'nirjal vrat' (fast where you don't even have water), keep yourself hydrated. It is always good to keep the body hydrated by drinking lots of water. Other liquids like coconut water, buttermilk, green tea and lemon water are healthy additions.
  3. As the body is devoid of any regular source of protein during this time, the diet can comprise Amaranth, which is an excellent source of protein. Amaranth porridge with milk or daliya with lots of vegetables can just fuel up the body for the whole day.
  4. High carbohydrate foods like potatoes and sabudana should be combined with fibrous vegetables like cabbage, tomatoes, capsicum, bottle gourd, etc.
  5. The vegetables should be roasted, grilled or baked instead of deep-frying them.
  6. To make up for the deficiency of carbohydrates and protein, you can also make chapattis or pooris with the help of Kuttu. Samak rice is also very good for the digestive system during this time. It should be accompanied with lots of vegetables.
  7. The craving for sweet can be met by fruits, apple kheer, Samak rice kheer, and raita. One should not go for food which is deep-fried or those easily available packets of salted snacks. This is because they are high in salt and fat content. Almonds, raisins or walnuts can be taken in.
  8. Refined sugar should never be used and should be substituted with healthy alternatives like jaggery or honey.
  9. During this time, if a heavy lunch is taken, the dinner should be kept light.
  10. While cooking food, rock salt or sendha namak should be the only salt which is used. It helps in keeping the blood pressure levels in control and also helps in better absorption of minerals.

Fasting is an age-old phenomenon, practiced for ages for religious purposes aimed at improving good health if done right. Embrace the joy of festival with the best of fasting recipes. From old favorurites to new ones, indulge in a lot more than just a usual fare-

#Recipe1: Banana Walnut Lassi Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low-fat yoghurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3-4 walnuts (or include Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and pine nuts)
  • 1 tsp seeds (mix of flax seeds and sesame seeds)
  • 1-2 tsp honey

Method-

  1. Step-I In a food processor, pour yoghurt, whey powder, flax seed, sesame seeds, walnuts, honey and bananas.
  2. Step-II Blend it well till smooth and creamy.
  3. Step-III Transfer into a glass and garnish with chopped walnuts before serving.

#Recipe2: Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sabudana (sago)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (roasted)
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
  • 3-4 sabut lal Mirch (whole dried red pepper)
  • 1 sprig kadhi patta (curry leaves)
  • 2 tsp or to taste sendha Namak (white rock salt)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp hara dhania (coriander leaves)
  • 1 tsp green chillies, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Method-

  1. Step-I Soak Sabudana in water for about an hour.
  2. Step-II Drain, then spread over a thick cloth for about 1hour. It is important for the water to drain out very well and there should be no moisture.
  3. Step-III In a bowl, mix sabudana, peanuts, sendha namak or rock salt, and chilli powder very well, so that it is coated well with this mixture.
  4. Step-IV Heat the ghee and add zeera, lal mirch and kadhi patta.
  5. Step-V When mirch darkens a bit, add sabudana mixture and turn around over low heat till cooked through.
  6. Step-VI Take it off the heat, add the lemon juice and mix well.
  7. Step-VII Serve garnished with the coriander leaves and green chillies.

#Recipe3: Sabudana Bhel Recipe
Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup sabudana 
  • 1 medium-sized potato (boiled and peeled)
  • 1 pinch red chili powder 
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts 
  • 1 tablespoon cashews
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • few drops of lemon juice or as required
  • rock salt or sendha namak as required

Method-

  1. Step-I Soak the sabudana in enough water overnight or for 4-5 hours.
  2. Step-II In a pan, dry roast the peanuts till they are browned and crisp. Remove and keep aside.
  3. Step-III In the same pan, roast the cashews till golden. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Step-IV Heat 2 tsp of oil in the same pan. Add the sabudana and continue to stir while sauting them.
  5. Step-V Stir and cook till the sabudana pearls become transparent, softened and completely cooked.
  6. Step-VI Mix the mashed boiled potatoes, peanuts, cashews, coriander leaves, lemon juice, rock salt, red chili powder.
  7. Step-VII Garnish with a few coriander leaves and serve the sabudana bhel in bowls.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

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Table of Content

Coriander (dhaniya)
Nutritional Value of Coriander (dhaniya)
Health Benefits of Coriander (dhaniya)
Reduces Skin Inflamation
Reduces Cholesterol Levels
Treats Diarrhoea
Cures Skin Problems
Regulates Blood Pressure
Good for Oral Hygiene and Treatment of Ulcers
Prevents Anaemia
Anti-allergic
Antibiotic Properties
Good for your Bones
Prevents Menstrual Disorders
Uses of Coriander (dhaniya)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Coriander (dhaniya)
Cultivation of Coriander (dhaniya)