dhunia, noun

Forms:
dhania, dhanyaShow more Also dhania, dhanya, dunya.
Origin:
Hindi, Urdu, TeleguShow more Hindi and Urdu dhaniyā, Telegu dhaniyālu.
The seeds or leaves of the aromatic plant coriander (Coriandrum sativum), used especially in Indian cookery.
1977 Fair Lady 8 June (Suppl.) 331 teaspoon dhunia/jeero (coriander leaves crushed with cumin seed, both are finely ground and combined).
1978 Sunday Times 26 Mar. (Mag. Sect.) 6Marinate in a special Indonesian sauce made of jeero, dhanya (bought from an Indian food shop).
1988 R. Louw in Personality 27 June 68Sprinkle with 5ml garam masala, chopped dhunia and shallot.
1990 Stanger Mail 27 Apr. 7Liquidise the garlic and ginger, chillies, onions and dhania.
1992 R. Mesthrie Lexicon of S. Afr. Indian Eng. 14Dhania,..Coriander,..fresh green leaves of coriander used to flavour curries. Sometimes referred to as Indian parsley.
The seeds or leaves of the aromatic plant coriander (Coriandrum sativum), used especially in Indian cookery.

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