Dried Fenugreek Leaves

Dried Fenugreek Leaves
Dried Fenugreek Leaves
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Dried Fenugreek Leaves (pronounced "feh-nyuh-greek"), Trigonella foenum-graecum, is also called dry fenugreek leaves, dried fenugreek, or dry fenugreek.

What are Fenugreek Leaves

Fenugreek is one of the few rare plants that produces both an herb and a seed (which is considered a spice). A central herb in Indian cuisine dried Fenugreek leaves are used in making the Indian breads naan and paratha. Used in the traditional Iranian lamb and herb stew, ghormeh sabzi. Typically the dried leaves are crushed and sprinkled over curries and dry vegetable dishes towards the end of the cooking process.

History of Fenugreek

Fenugreek is native to the eastern Mediterranean and is believed by food historians to have been cultivated since 4000 BCE. It is uncertain which wild strain of the genus Trigonella gave rise to domesticated fenugreek. In Tell Halal, Iraq recovered, charred fenugreek seeds have been carbon dated to 4000 BC. Ancient Egyptians used the seeds in mummification and were found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen (better known as King Tut). In the first-century AD, the Romans used fenugreek to flavor wine. Over time, Fenugreek was brought to the New World with immigrating families. Today Fenugreek is a specialized herb used fresh or dried as a culinary and medicinal ingredient worldwide.


Fenugreek Cultivation

Fenugreek plants consist of several hollow pale green stems that are 10 to 20 inches tall and are covered in tiny hairs. The leaves are small, with an oblong to oval shape. The leaves grow in clusters of three, slightly resembling a clover, and display prominent veining across the surface, with a thin and pliable texture. In addition to the leaves, the plants develop sword-shaped pods filled with 10 to 20 square-shaped, yellow-brown seeds. Fenugreek Seeds have a more robust flavor than the leaves and often carry additional bitter undertones.

Fenugreek is now commercially cultivated in Argentina, France, Germany, Greece, India, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, and the United States, with the largest producer being India.

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What does Dried Fenugreek Leaves Taste Like

Very bitter with a sweet haylike aroma.

How do You Use Dried Fenugreek Leaves

We like to use dried Fenugreek leaves to flavor sauces and gravies and they also work well with roasted meats, green and root vegetables (carrots, potatoes and yams), chicken, curries, fish, Egyptian bread, teas, seafood and eggs (especially in herb omelets).

Works well in combination with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, fennel seed, garlic, nigella, pepper and turmeric.

Because of the strong flavor of Fenugreek leaves we recommend that you use smaller amounts to start until you get use t the flavor. Remember you can never remove an herb or spice used in a dish but you can always add more.

What can I Substitute for Dried Fenugreek Leaves

Approximately 1 teaspoon is equal to one tablespoon of fresh fenugreek leaves. 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh celery leaves or fresh watercress leaves is equal to 1 teaspoon of dried fenugreek leaves.


IngredientsFenugreek Leaves
Also CalledDry fenugreek leaves, dried fenugreek, or dry fenugreek
Recommended UsesUse with roasted meats, green and root vegetables (carrots, potatoes and yams), chicken, curries, fish, Egyptian bread, teas, seafood and eggs
Flavor ProfileVery bitter with a sweet haylike aroma
Botanical NameTrigonella foenum-graecum
CuisineIndian, Middle Eastern
How To StoreAirtight container in a cool, dark place
Shelf Life6-12 Months
Country of OriginIndia
Dietary PreferencesGluten Free, Kosher, Non-GMO


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5 out of 5
6 total ratings.

Siobain D. (Verified buyer) 05/23/2021
Perfect for aloo methi The dried leaves are potent, the aroma lasts over the year or so it takes me to use up a 4oz bag. Wonderful, inimitable flavor.

William H. (Verified buyer) 05/10/2021
Secret Chicken Soup Ingredient Revealed With every spoonful, watch your dinner guests ponder the spectacular flavor tickling their taste buds! Few American palates have sampled the deep, full flavor of well made Chicken soup which includes dried Fenugreek leaves from Spices Inc.! This indispensable herb adds a rich sweetness which can not be duplicated with any other herb! Once your guests have experienced your Chicken Soup with Spices Inc. dried Fenugreek leaves, they will be begging for more! And, will want your recipe!

V G. (Verified buyer) 01/28/2021
Fantastic Service I purchased dried fenugreek leaves to make my favorite Persian dish (Khoresh Sabzi) taught to me by my husband. The leaves were of good quality and very fragrant. I was impressed with the speed of my order delivery and the price. I will certainly buy all my hard to find spices/herbs from this company in the future.

Bita A. (Verified buyer) 06/02/2020
Love the fresh smell of Love the fresh smell of all dry products, and am very pleased by their service. Thank you for working hard and exceeding customers expectations. All the product have been great so far.

Ayn B. (Verified buyer) 02/20/2020
Great product Very happy with this product.

Narda B. (Verified buyer) 10/25/2018
My new favorite herb Not only do I use this in Indian cooking, I've started using it in place of oregano or thyme in some recipes. Not only does it add flavor, but it smells wonderful just by itself!