In India, we use fenugreek seeds all of the time in many different ways. It comes in the form of fresh leaves in winter and in the form of seeds which can be used all year round. With the seeds, we grind them into a cracked powder and use them in pickles. They are available in most grocery stores in the vitamin section. They have a slightly bitter taste. The seeds can be boiled and their liquid can be drinkable which is also bitter in taste.
Since it is bitter in taste, it is incorporated into various dishes and recipes. Some are made with Jagri also called molasses and flour and some more herbs and is eaten in the winter months. The fresh variety can be mixed with potatoes which is the best way for it to be consumed. recipe aloo methi means potatoes with Methi leaves. You will find some recipes like Methi & Aloo Subji, Methi Thepla and Mutter Methi Malai - Peas with Fenugreek Leaves, using fenugreek on this blog. The recipe for Pickle Masala also uses cracked Methi (raw fenugreek) seeds. Watch our Methi Thepla Video on YouTube.
Recently I was watching The Dr. Oz show and he was recommending to drink Fenugreek tea. However, in India, we have never used it as tea. For the most part, this is an herb used for the stomach. It is also a sugar stabilizer and has many more benefits to it. For an upset stomach, it is recommended that in the morning you swallow one teaspoon of seeds that have been soaked overnight.
|Methi & Aloo Subji|
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