A staple of Middle Eastern, Ethiopian, Yemmini and Indian cookery. Our Indian fenugreek has a lovely maple aroma.
While most Westerners are unaware of its existence, they have eaten Fenugreek all their lives, as it is the main spice used in hot dog sausages. Traditional to Ethiopian and Indian cuisine, fenugreek is a bitter spice used commonly in meat and vegetable dishes. Fenugreek takes on a somewhat nutty and sweet taste when the whole seeds are sautéed in oil or grilled in a hot, dry pan. Its aroma compliments many vegetable recipes such as cabbage or broccoli. Try sautéing fenugreek in fat or ghee with cumin and mustard seeds prior to adding your vegetables. The leaf of fenugreek is known to Indian cookery as menthi.