Coriander seed is mellow and earthy with lemony undertones. It has a gentle flavour that rarely overpowers a dish. The slight hint of citrus makes it unique with an earthy aroma. It is rich in volatile oils that get released when roasted lightly on direct heat or in oil. Coriander seeds can be used to make many dishes especially stews, soups, Indian curries, stir-fries, and a base ingredient for making spice mixes and marinades.