The major use of fenugreek is in curry powders, figuring in many mixtures, especially vindaloo and the hot curries of Sri Lanka. Chutneys and pickles incorporate it as it gives a tangy aroma to vegetables. It is bitter raw, but when roasted, it has a maple syrup aroma and nutty taste.
MEDICINAL: Supposed to help with blood sugar levels, lowers blood pressure, relieves congestion, reduces inflammation and fights infection. Also a folk remedy for hair loss.