Monday, September 14, 2009

Fenugreek Seed recipes 10

Click the image on the left to see the cookbook. This cookbook lists 10 simple recipes with fenugreek seeds listed below.

For detailed recipes and pictures, check out my fellow bloggers below : 

1.:   Venthiya Poriyal (Tamil fenugreek dry curry)   

2.:   Hilbeh (Yemenite fenugreek spread)  

3.:   Tamil Venthiya Kulambu (Tamil fenugreek sour stew)

4.:   Universal South Indian Pickling powder

5.:   Menthi Podi (Karnataka fenugreek powder) 

6.:   Sprouted Fenugreek salad

7.:   North Indian Fenugreek Roti 

8.:.  Metkut (Marathi fenugreek powder) 

9.:   Marathi Methi Laddoo (Marathi fenugreek sweet balls)

10.: Venthiya Dosai (Tamil fenugreek crepe)

 Fenugreek: Latin for "Greek hay" was originally cultivated as a fodder for cattle. It is used both as a herb (fresh / dried leaves) and as a spice (seeds). Fenugreek belongs to the legume family (Fabaceae) - the same family of all lentils, peas and beans.

India (particularly Rajasthan) is the largest producer of fenugreek in the world.  In most Indian languages, fenugreek is known by the same name ' Methi" / (Menthi : Sanskrit) (  Venthiyam : Tamil)

Culinary Uses : Roast and ground seeds are used in pickle powders & curry powders. Whole seeds are fried in oil and used as flavouring agents. Dried leaves are used in curries as flavouring. Fresh leaves are used like other edible greens.

Medicinal Uses: Fenugreek is one of the world's oldest medicinal herbs.  Fenugreek is widely used by nursing mothers as a galactogen (milk supply stimulant).  The seeds are steeped in boiling water to make tea, which alleviates fever and menstrual cramps. Eating fenugreek is also seen as a remedy for bronchitis, coughs, & respiratory problems. Fenugreek oil is used in the manufacture of hair tonics. Ground fenugreek seeds are mixed with water/ yogurt to a paste and  rubbed into hair, and washed away after 30 minutes to prevent hair loss.

1 comment:

bella said...

had this fenugreek in my spices for ever did not konw how and were to use it , then someone told me it was good for blood sugar well today ive made swiss steak with a twist I added fenugreek it smells so good can not wait till dinner time.

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