Fenugreek Leaves – 8g


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Fenugreek Leaves, also known as methi leaves, are obtained from the fenugreek plant, which is a member of the legume family. The dried and highly aromatic leaves have a pale green colour and a bitter and nutty taste. They are widely used in India, North Africa and Middle East. The spice people carry these fenugreek products; fenugreek seeds ground, fenugreek seeds whole and fenugreek leaves (methi).

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Flavour Notes:

Also known as ‘methi’, Fenugreek Leaves have quite a bitter flavour when eaten alone, but when added to dishes like curries or stews, they impart a sweet, slightly nutty, maple-syrup-like flavour that’s reminiscent of burnt sugar.

Culinary Notes:

Add fenugreek leaves to add sweetness and depth of flavour to curries, soups, stews, roasted vegetables and more. Crush and add in to release their flavour or grind into a fine powder in a mortar and pestle before adding.

Health Benefits:

Fenugreek is rich in protein and fibre and has many health and medicinal properties. It has iron and potassium. It can help the cardiovascular system, blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack.

To learn more about Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) check out our blog: What is Kasoori Methi or Dried Fenugreek Leaves?


100% Dried Fenugreek Leaves

country of origin:


other names or spelling:

Methi, Bird’s Foot, Cow’s Horn, Greek Hayseed, Trigonella foenum-graecum, kasurimethi, kasuri methi

How to use

  • Use to prepare Indian curries, curry masalas and potato dishes
  • Crush the leaves and sprinkle over vegetable dishes
  • Grind in a mortar and pestle before adding to dishes so their flavour infuses

The Spice People FAQs

Fenugreek Leaves are used fresh or dried as a culinary herb in various cuisines, particularly in Indian, Middle Eastern, and North African dishes. They are commonly used in curries, stews, soups, bread, and vegetable dishes to add flavour and aroma.

Fenugreek Leaves have a distinctive flavour that is slightly bitter, earthy, and reminiscent of celery or fennel. They add depth and complexity to dishes and are often used in combination with other spices.

While Fenugreek Leaves and seeds come from the same plant, they have different flavours and are used differently in cooking. Fenugreek Seeds have a more bitter flavor and are commonly used as a spice, while fenugreek leaves have a milder flavour and are used as an herb. Substituting one for the other may alter the taste and texture of a dish.

Dried Fenugreek Leaves should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Proper storage will help maintain their flavour and aroma for an extended period.

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

These spices are different. Paprika is the sweet cousin of Kashmiri chilli specific to western cuisine. Kashmiri chilli popular in Indian cuisine and is hotter than paprika.

Place the Kashmiri chilli under the sun for two days. When the chillies turn crispy, grind them in a food mill. Cool down the powder and store it in an airtight jar.

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