Ground Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek is native to South Asia and Southeastern Europe but is now widely cultivated elsewhere, including North and East Africa, China, Greece and Ukraine. Fenugreek is a lesser known spice from the pea family and has many culinary uses.
Ground fenugreek has a dull, yellow color and a powdery texture that tends to clump up, so be sure to stir it thoroughly. The flavor of fenugreek is sweet yet bitter with a hint of maple. Ground fenugreek is primarily used in curry powders and breads, but also can be experimented with on vegetables, in chutneys and pot roasts.
Flavor of Ground Fenugreek Seeds
This seed is sweet yet bitter with a hint of maple and pairs well with cardamom, cloves, cumin, fennel, and turmeric.
Uses of Ground Fenugreek Seeds
Add to curries, breads, and chutneys. Season vegetables and pot roasts. Use caution until you become familiar with fenugreek as too much can make a dish bitter.
Ground Fenugreek Seeds Recipe
For 4-5 T of mix: Blend 1 1/2 T ground coriander with 4 t turmeric, 2 t ground ginger, 1 t ground fenugreek, 3/4 t ground cumin, 1/2 t cinnamon, pepper, and mustard powder, and 1/8 t ground nutmeg, and cardamom