What is it all about ?
Fenugreek is an aromatic herbaceous plant whose leaves and seeds are used. Fenugreek seeds are harvested from the pods and then dried. These have a pungent and bitter odor, its aromas approaching those of walnuts, celery. Fenugreek, seed or ground Fenugreek seeds are mainly used as an infusion in herbal teas. To eat them as they are, it is advisable to soak them in cold water or to cook them to tenderize them and bring out their nutty taste. Ground fenugreek is best used as a sprinkle on culinary preparations.
How to use Fenugreek in cooking ?
Fenugreek is a staple ingredient in Indian cuisine. It is used in dahls, cheese naans, tandoori chicken, samosas … It can be used as a powder or by infusing the seeds in soups, stews, marinades or even stews. It is also possible to add fenugreek in cakes and of course as an infusion in tea or herbal tea.
The virtues of Fenugreek
Fenugreek whets the appetite. It is used to help gain weight in case of loss of appetite or anorexia. This spice is very rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese and also contains vitamins A, B1, B6 and C. It is a very good food supplement for vegetarians.