Glossary

Fenugreek herb

Fenugreek herb

Pronounce it: fenn-you-greek her-b

A staple of Indian food (the herb's Indian name is methi), fenugreek has a very distinctive, curry-powder aroma and a three-leafed, clover-like shape. The dried seed (see fenugreek seed) is also available.

Availability

All year round.

Choose the best

Fresh, perky leaves. The best place to buy them is Indian speciality stores.

Prepare it

Just wash and chop.

Store it

Fresh cut fenugreek should be wrapped in damp kitchen paper, placed in a perforated bag and stored in the fridge. It will last for up to three days.

Cook it

Use in curries, dahl or an Indian salad, or add to an omelette.

Alternatives

Try curry leaf.

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