When roasted, fenugreek seeds have that slightly nutty taste with a tiny touch of bitterness like burnt sugar. They release a faint aroma of sweet nuts, maple syrup, and butterscotch. A tiny touch of fenugreek powder enhances the taste of bread, starches, sour cream and bean dips.
When fresh, fenugreek seeds smell like a combination of celery and curry powder. Its seeds are extra hard and can even break a tooth!
Its bittersweet flavor complements most dishes in a unique way.
Ground fenugreek seeds complement any cuisine heavy in lamb and beef. It’s also an essential protein grain for vegetarian dishes of Pakistan and India.
It also gets ground into flour and added into flatbreads and into spinach and potato fillings. In Egypt, fenugreek flour also serves as a thickener for cuisines and stews and as a base for dips. Seasoned with olive oil and tart sumac, its spread on pita bread for a simple yet tasty treat.
The best way to have your fresh daily supply of fenugreek powder is to grow your own and then grind them as needed. But if that sounds like too much of a hassle, then the next best thing is to keep your kitchen pantry stocked with this packet. One bag of this ground fenugreek will last you for months and months at a time while giving you nice and savory Asian / Mediterranean-inspired dishes all year long.