Fenugreek: Uses, Nutrition Facts, Benefits & Recipes, by Khadijah

                          بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم                          

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

“If My Ummah (nation) knew what good is in fenugreek, they would buy it for gold.”

Uses of Fenugreek

Fenugreek is not only used to enhance the taste of, food but is also used to achieve many beneficial health benefits. Fenugreek seeds are also important for your skin and internal health.

The green leaves of fenugreek and its hard seeds have been used by our women for a long time in various curries. It has been used in the kitchens of the subcontinent for centuries.

  • Fenugreek seeds and leaves are used as herbs and spices for medicines and cooking. 
  • You can mix fenugreek greens with spinach and potatoes to make tasty bhujiya or add it to minced fenugreek and spinach meat, it is very tasty and its unique aroma increases the feeling of hunger from a distance. 
  • You can sprinkle fenugreek dried leaves in different curries, these leaves develop an awesome taste in your curries. You can make fenugreek leaves or seeds tea.
  • You can make fenugreek seeds powder for different purposes. 
  • You can chew soaked seeds and drink their water. ( soak in water overnight)


Nutritional Facts


·   Calories: 12

·   Protein: 0.85 total fat: 0.24 g

·   Carbohydrates: 2.16 g

·   Total dietary fiber: 0.9 g

·   Cholesterol: 0 milligrams (mg)

·   Sodium: 2 mg

·   Calcium: 7 mg

·   Iron: 1.24 mg

·   Magnesium: 7 mg

·   Phosphorus: 11 mg

·   Potassium: 28 mg

·   Zinc: 0.09 mg

·   Vitamin C: 0.1 mg

·   Thiamin: 0.012 mg

·   Riboflavin: 0.014 mg

·   Niacin: 0.061 mg

·   Folate, DFE: 2 micrograms (µg)

·  Vitamin A: 2 international units (IU)


Get Rid of Acne

If you are suffering from acne on your face, you should use fenugreek seeds. The way to use it is to add 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds to 3 cups of water and leave it overnight. In the morning boil it for 15 to 20 minutes, then strain this boiled water and save it in a bottle. To use, take some of this filtered water in a bowl and dip cotton in filtered water and apply it to the face twice or thrice a day. This way you can get rid of acne. Keep this water in the refrigerator.

Healthy and Strong Hair

Fenugreek seeds can make your hair healthier and longer. Add some fenugreek seeds to a bottle and pour some coconut oil into the seeds. Lid tightly, and mix up well. Make sure air cannot penetrate. Keeps the bottle in a cool place for three weeks. But the sun cannot reach there. After three weeks oil will be ready to use. Apply this oil to your scalp. All the problems with your hair will be solved including dandruff. you will find bouncy and beautiful hair.

Reduces Menstrual Pain

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Fenugreek is a spice with an antiseptic and warming effect. It has expectorant properties. It is anti-inflammatory and soothing to the nerves. Reduces menstrual pain and stimulates the uterus.

Joint Pain

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Boiling fenugreek seeds and drinking its extract relieves joint pain. Fenugreek seeds and leaves are also efficient in weight loss, bronchitis, pneumonia, fever, high cholesterol, and eye fatigue.

Improves digestion

Fenugreek helps to expel phlegm through cough and removes toxins, and improves digestion. It is used to relieve bloating and treat constipation.

Control Diabetes

Fenugreek leaves and seeds are beneficial for diabetes. include them in your diet. They produce insulin, Lower blood sugar levels and help to control diabetes.

Good for Lactating Mothers
Lactating mothers who have a low milk supply, take fenugreek seeds, and the amount of milk will increase.

Repair Wounds, Boils, and Bruises.

Fenugreek seeds have antiseptic properties. The seeds are ground and their powder is applied to wounds, boils, and bruises.

Sore Throat

If you have a sore throat, boil fenugreek seeds in water and gargle with it, and you will get instant relief.

How to make Fenugreek extract (tea) 

preparation method

To make fenugreek extract, take two teaspoonfuls of fenugreek seeds. Add four cups of water, and cover the pot. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes. After cooling, consume three cups throughout the day. If you want to taste it, you can add honey and lemon juice to it.

Here are some cooking recipes for fenugreek leaves: 👇

Methi Paratha Recipe


Ø  Fenugreek leaves (3 Cups chopped fine)

Ø  Gram flour (1/2 cup)

Ø  Whole wheat flour (1 cup)

Ø  Asafoetida (1/4 tsp)

Ø  Chili powder (1/2tsp

Ø  Ghee (2tsp)

Ø  Green chilies, finely chopped (1 tsp)

Ø  Coriander leaves, chopped1 (tbsp)

Ø  Ghee (for frying (1/2 cup)

Ø  Salt (to taste)

Preparation method

Ø  Knead all the ingredients together.

Ø  Roll likes a paratha with a rolling stick.

Ø  Cook on a heated pan over ghee.

Ø  Serve hot.


Methi Pulao Recipe


Ø  Fenugreek leaves (1 bunch, finely chopped)

Ø  Basmati rice (2 cups, soaked for 20 minutes

Ø  Garlic (5 to 8 cloves, crushed)

Ø  Ginger (a small piece, crushed)

Ø  Salt (as per taste)

Ø  Green chilies (4 to 5)

Ø  Tomatoes (1 chopped finely)

Preparation method

Ø  In a wok add 2 to 3 tablespoons of ghee.

Ø  Add garlic and, ginger, and stir fry.

Ø  Add the fenugreek leaves and fry on a low flame till soft.

Ø  Add salt.

Ø  Add the chopped tomato and green chilies and cook till soft.

Ø  Add the rice.

Ø  Add measured water.

Ø  For 1 cup of rice add 2 cups of water (double the quantity).

Ø  Add 4 cups of water for 2 cups of rice.

Ø  Use the same cup for measuring both rice and water.

Ø  Cover and cook till the water is absorbed and the rice becomes soft.

Ø Sprinkle lemon juice and serve hot.

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