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Fenugreek has a sweet, nutty flavor with an alluring maple aroma. It is primarily used in Turkish, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern cuisine, where it turns up in a vast array of dishes. Cooks in India typically roast these seeds before grinding them to impart a sweeter flavor in their dishes. Much like fennel, fenugreek has been grown for centuries because it was believed to have healing powers. It was even an integral component in "holy smoke," a part of the Egyptian ritual for embalming the dead. An old Arabic greeting references the beneficial virtues of fenugreek: "May you tread in peace the soil where fenugreek grows." Ingredients: Fenugreek seeds.
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Fenugreek is one of my favorite spices to use, it gives vegetables such a beautiful flavor
I am so happy to have discovered Fenugreek! There is rarely a dish this is not layered generously into for that final touch of WOW. I will never be able to live without Fenugreek ;-)
I've been using fenugreek for some time as an addition to soups and curry. The flatpack I recently got from Spice House is amazing and head and shoulders better than what I had!
It adds a savory sweetness, much like maple as described above. I use it generously to add some thickness to coconut-based curry dishes. I have also used it in spice-rubs for skillet-roasted potatoes. (leave a wonderful flavor for the skillet too!)