Spices & Herbs

Épices de Cru Coriander Seeds


In a nutshell: Our Indian coriander seeds are oval and pale in colour and have a lovely fresh lemony aroma and sweet nutty taste. A true revelation from the coriander seeds we've been using in the past!

Coriander seeds can be found in almost every cuisine in the world. Used in Scandinavia in pickles and to flavour spirits like Aquavit, Moroccan tagines and Middle Eastern spice mixes. Our Indian coriander seeds are oval and pale in colour and have a lovely fresh lemony aroma and sweet nutty taste. Said to be good for the digestion, they are also a substantial source of iron and magnesium. They define Afelia, the classic Cypriot stew, made with pork and coriander seeds and are often sprinkled on grilled or fried halloumi cheese with a squeeze of lemon and drizzle of olive oil. Add them to an Indian curry or a slow-cooked ratatouille or try grinding together with crushed mustard seeds and other spices to create a wonderful crust on grilled meats and fish. Check out our Cypriot Afelia recipe and ratatouille recipes for a satisfying midweek meal coming soon.

Details 30g

About Épices de Cru
Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.