Fenugreek seeds are powerful, aromatic and bittersweet, somewhat like burnt sugar. These amber colored seeds are used extensively in cooking as one of the base ingredients like in curry powder. Incorporate these seeds into chutneys and hot pickles for a tangy aroma and flavor.
Egyptians were employing fenugreek to prevent wrinkles. The Egyptian records a prescription for burns that included fenugreek seeds. In the 5th century fenugreek was considered as a valuable soothing herb. Through the history fenugreek has been prized not only as a spice but also for its medicinal uses. Fenugreek has always been an integral ingredient in Indian cuisine specifically curries and also to flavor mango chutney.
Roasted fenugreek seeds are used in coffee and vegetables. Fenugreek seeds are used for number of ailments including kidney problem, stomach complaints and diabetes. They are used to lower blood sugar and blood cholesterol level.
In almost all the project areas of Morarka in Rajasthan, this is cultivated, as per crop rotation, though in very small quantities. Being the single largest producer of Fenugreek, it has been an important product in the core portfolio at Morarka. It has yellow green color, also in terms of size, the small compact yellow grain is preferred over bold yellow green gains.