What is dried fenugreek leaves (Kasoori Methi)?

Fresh Fenugreek Leaves 

Bunch of Fenugreek Greens: Photo Courtesy of Thamizhpparithi Maari, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

Fenugreek is a popular aromatic herb in the bean family (Leguminosae, Fabaceae), related to clover.

It’s a native to S. Europe and Asia but is now widely cultivated for its seeds and young leaves. The largest producer is India.

Fenugreek is used as a herb (the dried and fresh leaves),  vegetable (young leaves) and spice (the seeds)

Dried Fenugreek Leaves

The dried fenugreek leaves are used as an condiment in chicken, vegetable or fish dishes.

The dried  leaves are crushed and sprinkled over curries and non-juicy vegetable dishes just before serving to impart the unique aroma and flavour.

Dried crushed leaves can also be added to paratha or naan dough, before cooking.

Where to Buy Fenugreek Leaves

You can find dried and packed Fenugreek leaves in your local Asian store along with other spices and herbs from India.


Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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