Thursday, July 5, 2012

Methi leaves| Fenugreek leaves

Did u know? ? ?
Methi leaves| Fenugreek leaves when in dry form also called Kasuri methi.
The fresh leaves of the Methi have a slightly bitter taste.
Eat these as it is a very good source of iron.
Fenugreek is also a rich source of vitamin... K.
Fenugreek is also a great source of protein and nicotinic acid.
Which means it helps hair growth and is good for healthy hair
and shine of hair.
Fenugreek has three culinary uses:
As a herb (dried or fresh leaves), as a spice (seeds), and as a vegetable (fresh leaves, sprouts, and microgreens).
The cuboid-shaped, yellow to amber colored fenugreek seeds are used in the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent.
The seeds are used in the preparation of pickles, vegetable dishes, daals, and spice mixes, such as panch phoron and sambar powder.
Fenugreek seeds are used both whole and in powdered form and are often roasted to reduce their bitterness and enhance their flavor.
Fenugreek is also used as a vegetable. Fresh fenugreek leaves are an ingredient in some Indian curries.
The sprouted seeds and microgreens are used in salads.
When harvested as microgreens, fenugreek is known as Samudra Methi in Maharashtra, especially in and around Mumbai, where it is often grown near the sea in the sandy tracts, hence the name (Samudra, which means "ocean".

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