Herbs are a big part of many cuisines around the world. In order to get the most out of your bunch of herbs, you need to treat them with care- they’re sensitive!
Cilantro, Coriander or Kattipatha (as we say in Kannada) is an essential ingredient of Indian, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese and various other Asian cooking. Here are a few tips in order to get the most out of your cilantro purchase.
- Do not wash cilantro when you first purchase it from the grocery store.Many grocery markets already wash their produce, so washing it again will just make the cilantro wilt, causing it to spoil faster. Lay it out on newspapers to dry, then store in a clean dry ziplock bag.
- Wash only the amount that you’re going to use.For cilantro to stay fresh and bright green, you want to only wash it right before you use it. Make sure to get all the grit and sand out. The best method is to soak it in a bowl of cool water for 1-2minutes.
- 1 bunch at a regular supermarket can cost on average $1.99/bunch
- 1 bunch at an Indian supermarket can cost anywhere from $0.50-$1.00/bunch