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(fen'yū-grēk),
An annual plant (Trigonella foenum-graecum) indigenous to western Asia and cultivated in Africa and parts of Europe; the mucilaginous seeds are used as food and in the preparation of culinary spices (curry).
[L. faenum graecum, fenugreek, fr. faenum, hay, + Graecus, Greek]
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fenugreek

Herbal medicine
An annual herb, the seeds of which contain alkaloids (e.g., choline and gentianine), flavonoids, minerals, mucilage, protein, steroidal saponins (e.g., diosgenin) and vitamins A, B and C. Fenugreek is used internally (herbal tea) for bronchitis, depression, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, postmenopausal syndrome, rheumatic disease, sore throat and tuberculosis, and topically for gout, lymphadenitis, neuralgia, sciatica, skin infections and wounds; it is believed by some to be an aphrodisiac.
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fen·u·greek

(fen'yū-grēk)
(Trigonella foenum-graecum) Purported therapeutic use in GI disorders; also used topically; may cause bleeding disorders and hypoglycemia.
Synonym(s): Greek hay.
[L. faenum graecum, fenugreek, fr. faenum, hay, + Graecus, Greek]
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INGREDIENTS 300g spinach leaves, chopped (palak) 200g broccoli, cut into medium-sized florets 10 Brussels sprouts water (enough to just cover the vegetables for boiling) Salt to taste 2 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (methi) 41/2 heaped tbsp ghee 4 garlic cloves, chopped 5cm piece of fresh ginger, chopped 6 green chillies 1 tsp cornmeal flour 1 knob of ghee
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Finish with honey, kasoori methi and curd, remove from flame and keep aside.
Fenugreek seeds (methi) seeds are effective in treating type 2 diabetes.
The major crops that ICICI Lombard would cover for Rabi season (2010-11) are winter paddy, cotton, wheat, mustard, barley, maize, onion, potato, tomato, lentil, peas, arhar, jowar, fenugreek, coriander, cumin, methi, isabgol, brinjal etc.
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Remove from flame and add chopped coriander leave, kasoori methi and keep aside.
Back in Muscat if paranthas are on your menu, and you think getting a dhaba like freshly baked parantha here is a wish upon the stars then just drive through the bylanes of Ruwi in Rex Road and you will stumble upon a small shop, that does have a name but the growing community of parantha lovers know it as Khurshid's parantha where you can swear by their aloo (potato), gobi (cauliflower), and methi (fenugreek) parantha.
The dehydration of the following fruits and vegetables is in practice at the PCSIR labs at pilot plant scale: strawberry, banana, mango, onion, cabbage, methi (Fenu Greek), potatoes, garlic, ginger and eggs, they elaborated.
In a separate bowl, take the hung yoghurt and add ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, yellow chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and mustard oil, chat masala, and kasoori methi.

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