Fenugreek Seed comes from the herb with the Latin botanical name of
Trigonella foenum graecum, which is a member of the Fabaceae plant
family, the same one that is the family for legumes, peas and beans.
Organic fenugreek seed has many culinary uses as well. It is one of the primary
ingredients found in curry powder, and is also used in pickle recipes.
The spicy seed can be used to flavor chutneys. Chutneys can be made
from crushed vegetables or fruits to which seasonings are added, and are
a popular condiment in Indian cuisines. Chutneys taste wonderful
served over sauteed fish fillets.
Fenugreek may also be used
in dressings and sauces. Added to yogurt, it gives a spicy kick to
vegetable dishes. A delightful sauce used over baked chicken includes
Fenugreek as part of a curry blend along with coconut milk.
Vegetable flavor is intensified with the addition of organic Fenugreek
Seed. You can pan fry diced potatoes and then add the ingredients of
curry, which can include turmeric, chili powder, mustard, cumin and
fenugreek, and let the heat cause the flavor to explode in the whole
Fenugreek can also be used to season fish and other
types of seafood. Fish can be seasoned with curry powder containing
Fenugreek or can be placed in marinades that are used to soak the fish
prior to cooking. The spice may also be added to spice rubs for meat.
Chicken or lamb are delicious when a spice rub including Fenugreek is
used before roasting or grilling.