Most Indian curries start with coriander. Coriander seeds, commonly known as cilantro, have a strong fragrant and pungent flavor. The plant is a tiny, bushy herb with many branches and umbels that grows to a height of 25 to 50 cm. The leaves are complex and alternating.

The fruits are commonly used as condiments in curry powders, sausages, and seasonings, both roasted and unroasted. It is a significant component in the production of a variety of items. It is used as a carminative, refrigerant, diuretic, and aphrodisiac in medicine. It is used in domestic medications to treat seasonal fever, gastrointestinal problems, and nausea. Coriander oil and oleoresins are mostly utilized in sausages and other meat products as spices.