Fenugreek Leaves Fenugreek is a perennial herb that
grows 30 to 60 cm. tall and is very easy to grow in
mild climates. It produces thin oval leaves which are
bitter in taste. The leaves are eaten as a vegetable
throughout India. Fenugreek is grown around the
Mediterranean, Argentina, Egypt and all over India.
The fresh stalks with leaves are sold in every Indian
food shop. The leaves are eaten in a number of ways.
Fenugreek leaves are rich in iron, vitamins and
Fenugreek Seeds Fenugreek seeds are small, hard,
ochre, oblong in appearance. They are available whole,
crushed or powdered. Fenugreek seeds are used to
flavour all sorts of Indian savouries and some sweets
like ladoos. They are an essential ingredient in curry
powder and are widely used in South Indian cookery in
batters, chutneys and lentils. It is one of the most
powerful Indian spices that has a bitter and lingering
I do use these seeds, but sparingly as these have
bitter taste. Seeds can be sprouted, too. Moreover,
fenugreek seeds have great medicinal value.
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