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An Indian and Middle Eastern Spice Rack staple, Fenugreek seeds are used to add nutty and sweet notes to many curries and stews. Gently fry to release the flavour, or grind and use like any other spice powder.
Fenugreek Seeds Cooking Notes
Cuisine... Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, American
Food Pairings... Seasoning, rubs, stews, meat, curries, vegetable dishes
Flavour / Tastes Like... Nutty, Celery, Maple Syrup
Serving size... 0.5 grams (if powdering) to 2 grams (if using whole)
Directions for use... Use spice directly, no need to grind. If you need to grind, use a pestle and mortar or electric spice grinder.
Recipes... Lamb Madras, Kokum Rasam (Spiced Indian Soup)
Fenugreek Seeds Health Benefits (Government sources only)
Nutrition facts... High in Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Vitamin A IU, Source and details
Fenugreek Seeds Technical Notes
Origin... Central India
Quality*... Grade A, Selected
Industry knowledge... Fenugreek is a historically significant spice, lending its flavor to dishes from Egypt to India and across the Middle East. Though best known in the United States for the flavor it imparts on traditional curry seasoning, fenugreek as a spice is much further reaching. The seeds are ground into powder and used to make flour, thicken stews, and add flavor to a wide variety of meat dishes. The powder has a sweet, nutty aroma, reminiscent of maple syrup, though the flavor itself is decidedly bitter. The seeds can be roasted as needed in order to cut the bitterness and bring some of the natural sugars to the surface.Fenugreek Seeds are cultivated in India, Africa, Egypt, Morocco, and occasionally in England. In India it is grown extensively in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab. It is a cold season crop and is fairly tolerant to frost and very low temperature. It is best suited to tracts of moderate to low rainfall and is sown in all types of soil but perform better in loam and clayey loam with proper drainage. It can also be grown on black cotton soils. Learn more about Fenugreek Seeds.
Also known as... Trigonella foenum-graecum