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fenugreek

an annual heavily scented Mediterranean leguminous plant, Trigonella foenum-graecum, with hairy stems and white flowers: cultivated for forage and for its medicinal seeds
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fenugreek

Toasted fenugreek seed is actually a healthy sugar substitute, tasting somewhat like maple syrup, yet it reduces plasma glucose and insulin responses in non-insulin-dependent diabetics (lowers blood sugar). Raw fenugreek is healthy but bitter, toasting makes it more palatable. Used in treating baldness, cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, fungal infections, stomach ulcers, pain reliever, expel mucus, antiseptic, lung infections, asthma, sinus, uterine relaxant, menopause, depression, constipation. (should not be taken by pregnant women). Very popular in Indian dishes and Asia. The whole plant is edible.
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When the oil is hot, fry the onions, garlic, ginger, kasuri methi stirring frequently, for 6-8 minutes, until dark golden brown.
5cm/1 inch cubes 2 medium onions - finely diced 2-3 tbsp Patak's Balti curry paste 3 fresh tomatoes-finely diced or 250g canned tomatoes 2 garlic cloves - finely chopped 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil 30g butter 3tbsp /100ml single cream 100-150ml water 1 tbsp kasuri methi - dried fenugreek leaves 1-2 tbsp fresh chopped coriander leaves Method 1.