Dried Coriander Leaves in Air Fryer|How to Dry Herbs|EVENLY DEHYDRATED CILANTRO

How to Dehydrate and Store Coriander Leaves/Cilantro in an Air Fryer

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         The cheap and easy way to make your own supply of dried coriander leaves using an air fryer. Dried cilantro is easy to keep on hand, and its flavor is a sure-fire way to make a dish from okay to incredible.

           Dried coriander leaves are also great in seasoned butter for roast chicken, steeped in syrup and tossed with berries, and mixed into yogurt for a refreshing condiment. If tossing dried herbs directly into a dish, Do rub them between your palms first. This releases the essential oils in the dried herbs.

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Do try a quick saute of the dried coriander in oil, as this will release more flavor. Try mixing these cilantro flakes with rice and lime juice for a quick and easy way to spice up rice.


  • Coriander Leaves 1 Bunch


To Dehydrate/Dry Coriander Leaves in an Air Fryer:

  • Preheat Air Fryer at 360 F for 2 Minutes.
  • Wash the coriander leaves thoroughly under the tap water.
  • Spin dry the coriander leaves using a salad spinner.
  • Place the coriander leaves out on a pan lined with a paper towel. 
  • Pat dry or blot as much moisture of the coriander leaves as possible.
  • Pluck / Remove the stems from the coriander leaves.
  • Place the pat dried coriander leaves in the Air Fryer’s basket.
  • Now, cover the coriander leaves with a rack or place a trivet over the coriander leaves(coriander leaves didn’t fly in the air fryer as I have placed trivet over it).
  • Air Fry for 2 minutes at 360 F.
  • Shake/Stir the coriander leaves after 1 minute.
  • Now, Air fry at 390 F for 1 minute.
  • Once done, move the coriander leaves to a bowl to allow them to cool completely.
  • Let it cool completely before storing, crushing. 
  • Once done, gently crumble/crush the coriander leaves in between palms(Remove any pieces of the dried stems you find).
  • Store dehydrated coriander leaves in an airtight container and whenever need, use it in recipes. Enjoy!!!

To Dehydrate/Dry Coriander in the Oven:

  • Preheat oven at 300 F(use the lowest temperature of your oven)
  • Spread the coriander in an even layer over a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 300°F for 5-10 minutes. 
  • Stop stirring every two minutes.

To Dehydrate/Dry Coriander in the Microwave:

  • Lay the Coriander in a single layer on a paper towel, either on the oven rack or on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Cover the leaves with another paper towel.
  • Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, stopping to stir after every 20 to 30 seconds.
  • However, the Coriander didn't crispen as an air fryer. 
  • Microwaves differ in power output, so you'll have to experiment.

How to use Dehydrated Coriander?

  • Use fresh herbs at the end or as a garnish to brighten up a dish.
  • Use to garnish pasta, pulao, rice.
  • Sprinkle on toasted bread with a little butter.
  • Sprinkle in casseroles, stews, or soups.
  • Add to other herbs to make spice blends like Italian Herb Blend
  • Dried herbs have a more intense flavor than their fresh counterpart, so you'll want to use them during the long cooking process. 
  • Garnish the salads, salsas, Kadhi, or chaas with it.
  • Add coriander to pesto sauce to add more texture to its green color.
  • Combine chopped coriander, garlic, and lemon juice, and use it as a rub for chicken, lamb, and fish.
  • Serve a colorful veggies salad garnished with coriander leaves.
  • Dried coriander can be sprinkled on a host of different recipes, including salads, vegetable sautés, and grilled fish.

How to Store Dried Coriander?

  • Store dried coriander in airtight containers or in glass containers, or mason jars.
  • Keep your jars in a cool, dark place, store dried coriander away from heat.
  • Dried coriander keeps for a year. You can use it as you would fresh ones.
  • You can still use them after a year but they will not be as aromatic.
  • Do store your dried herbs away from heat, light, and moisture.

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Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving(25 g) contains 6 calories, 1 g carbohydrates, 0.1 g fats, and 0.5 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used.)

Health Benefits of Coriander/Cilantro:

  • Coriander is a remarkable heavy-metal detoxifier.
  • It contains antifungal properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-septic properties.
  • Coriander lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
  • Coriander contains high amounts of iron, which is essential for curing anemia.
  • Prevents urinary tract infections.
  • It helps settle digestive upset.

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