Fenugreek (Methi)

Meaning In English

Fenugreek has been used as a food, spice and medicine since ancient times. Fenugreek is nature's great boon to mankind. It is an erect, strongly scented, robust, annual herb 30 to 60 cm high. It has compound leaves of light green colour 2 to 2.5 cm long, auxillary yellow flowers and pointed pods, 5 to 7 cm long. The fenugreek leaves are aromatic, cooling and mild aperient. The leaves are popular for their aromatic and unique flavor. Fenugreek has a strong, pleasant and a peculiar odor. Indians like the fresh leaves, which are eaten as tasty. Blanched fenugreek leavesBoil some water; immerse the leaves in boiling water for 30 seconds and then plunge into cold water. Remove and strain it. Allow it to cool. Blanching helps in minimizing the cooking time for a particular dish and enhances the colour and flavour making it more palatable. Chopped fenugreekRemove the leaves from the stem. Discard the stems. Wash the leaves thoroughly and remove the excess water by straining. Take a few and chop it with a sharp knife on the chopping board. Chop coarsely or finely, as desired in the recipe. Some recipe call for fenugreek leaves chopped along with stems, in that case do not remove the leaves from stem, instead chop it with sharp knife on a chopping board.Roasted fenugreek seeds

100g Fenugreek

Calories Fat Carbs Protein
323 6g 58g 23g

Fenugreek (Methi)

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Reviews & Comments

Several times i used it but didn't know how much methi is beneficial for us, recently i searched on the web about the health benefits and joined your portal... Very informative knowledge you shared here about the healthy life style and all... Thanks

Apr 29, 2015 Zahida Nizam Islamabad

I made it with potatoes and also will try methi paratha after reading the health benefits of this ingredient i plan it to make methi 2 days at least in a week. Thanks KFoods for sharing best totkas with us

Apr 02, 2015 Najma Tariq Karachi

Its very informative but tell about it more, what is the best season of it to use or make at home?? after study about the health benefits i decided to make your suggested recipes.

Mar 21, 2015 Muhammad Fayaz Bahawalpur

I love to eat it but don't know how to make recipes by using methi at home easily in different styles, please share some of dishes that are cook easily for 5, 6 persons. Thanks

Mar 19, 2015 Shagufta Rehman Lahore