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Fenugreek Seeds


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Help!

Never heard of 'em, never seen 'em.

I have a recipe for butter chicken that I want to try and this is an ingredient.

Where can I find this?

It it crucial to the butter chicken recipe?

I plan on making naan and rice to go with it.

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Shelby,

This is a picture of the little beasts. They have a bitter, almost smoky flavour to them and are readily recognisable as one of the constituent part of ready-made curry powders. In my experience, they are also an element of curries that people often do not like. If you cannot get them, I'd not be overly worried. They really don't need a replacement taste. The curry will miss a bitter element, but some may be pleased that it does.

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Nick Reynolds, aka "nickrey"

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Well, I finally did it. And, I used the seeds. Hard little suckers, aren't they? I tasted a few on their own. They were bitter and kind of curry-ish. And, I LOVED the butter chicken. Thanks to all of you that helped me out :)

Here's the link on the dinner thread. I took pictures :)

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Are these seeds what made the office of every cheap, er, sorry, INEXPENSIVE , motel in Texas smell the same, when I was on the road 30 years ago? I never could figure out the cause of that , except currypowder, which my mom loved, and I despised. Like Kim Shook, I never really GOT Indian food, other than naan and ghee.

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