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Mickey
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Ok, i've never tried fenugreek before.  I have no idea what foods it would be good with or how to use it.  I saw the seeds at WF's but don't know what to do with them.  I've heard of fenugreek tea, can you make a tea from the seeds?.  Can anyone give me an idea of what the taste is like, is it strong or mild, etc...?.  I know it's in curry but i don't like curry, even though i love turmeric!.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!.  
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I looked in my Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking this is what it says:

The leaves of this plant are highly aromatic with a perfumed bitterness. The fresh leaves have a remarkable resemblance to watercress but have a far more complex flavor.  

I remember reading that you can also eat the bean pods, with I grew on year. They look like little snow peas. They need a long growing season. I also have some seeds maybe I'll start some in a pot. For recipes get a South or East Indian cookbook.

The seeds can be used in place of yellow mustard seeds, according to this book.


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Based on this link its a wonder product: http://www.homeremediesweb.com/fenugreek_health_benefits.php


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You boil the seeds to make tea.

If you add sweetener you have fake maple syrup.


You can grind the seeds up and use it as a spice (often found in curry).




It makes you smell like maple.

Increases milk production if you are lactating.




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I eat it mixed with other spices/ salt and cayenne.. and .. add it to any protein / vegetable food.. I add it towards the end of the cooking cycle.. for benefit rather then strong flavoring..

I like curry so I would not mind the flavor..

I bought it as tea.. Yak... the smell is wrong


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If you add sweetener you have fake maple syrup.


think I ll add a bunch of sprouted fenugreek seeds into a jar and pour vegetable glycerin......like I do with thin sliced ginger

all different flavored syrup


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Quoted from C_Sharp
You boil the seeds to make tea.

If you add sweetener you have fake maple syrup.


You can grind the seeds up and use it as a spice (often found in curry).




It makes you smell like maple.

Increases milk production if you are lactating.




I use the seeds to make tea. I love the taste and the smell.
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I have sprouted fenugreek seeds. The sprouts are a fine supplement to salads

Soak overnight, rinse thoroughly in the morning and put into sprouter. Rinse and let all possible water come out off seeds twice a day - morning and evening. I have got my sprouts ready so that it took 2 days - a half for soaking and one and a half for sprouting.


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I seem to recall that Explorers can't have fenugreek?
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Quoted from Possum
I seem to recall that Explorers can't have fenugreek?


Not listed in Genotype for explorers so that makes it a neutral.

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Just checked the book I have - it is a black dot in "live foods" for Explorers...
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I have it as a neutral from Swami.



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It is neutral in mine too.  I use it sprouted in my salads, have not done that for a while though, but I love the smell and pungy taste of it ...  




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I use the leaves more than the seeds. I am not sure which the rating was based on. It is neutral on my SWAMI.


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Fenugreek leaves are a diamond superfood on my Swami.  I've been using the leaves in an Indian dish called Butter Chicken.  I've never tried the seeds sprouted.  Will give it a go this weekend.


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where do you buy those?


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I have bought both dried and frozen fenugreek leaves at Indian markets. Often labeled methi instead of fenugreek.

Canned was also available, but it may have contained something I was not supposed to have.


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interesting......those might be real easy to grow at home, no?


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Lola, I buy the fresh and dried at a nearby Indian store.


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Fenugreek is easy to sprout.

Also easy to grow in garden. Likes rich soil. Will make garden smell like maple.


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sounds nice!


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This thread was just what I needed. More variety. Fenugreek has been on my n"never eat" list simply because I just didn't know where to get it or what to do with it. I'll now go and get some. Thanks!


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Yep, has been very easy to sprout. Usually doesn't fail.


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It is neutral in mine too.  I use it sprouted in my salads, have not done that for a while though, but I love the smell and pungy taste of it ...  


I will have to try that. I wonder if I can use the seeds to sprout after I made tea with them. It always seemed such a waste to throw them out.
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