Fenugreek seeds are one of the healthiest you can include in your diet. They are believed to have several health benefits, such as aiding in weight loss, preventing diabetes, lowering cholesterol, and increasing the supply of breast milk. There are many ways to consume fenugreek seeds, such as soaking them, eating the sprouts, or adding them to a plate to give them a slightly bitter touch.
Method 1 of 3: Soaking Fenugreek Seeds
Step 1. Pour warm water into a cup (240 g) of fenugreek seeds
First, put the seeds in a bowl or other container. Then pour a cup (240 ml) of water over them. The type of water doesn't matter - it can be tap or filtered.
Seeds are often consumed to aid weight loss as they aid in digestion
Step 2. Soak them overnight
You can leave the bowl of seeds on the kitchen table. It's a good idea to cover it if you're worried about bugs or something falling in overnight.
Step 3. Remove excess water from the seeds
Pour the seeds and water into a sieve. Then place the seeds in a container or bowl if you have left more than one portion to soak (about a cup or 240 g). Put what's left in the fridge, where it will last for up to five days.
Step 4. Eat the seeds on an empty stomach to help you lose weight
If you want to consume them to lose weight, the best option is to eat them on an empty stomach early in the morning. Eat raw seeds directly from the bowl - one cup (240 g) is recommended. Repeat the soaking and eating process daily to notice the weight loss.
Method 2 of 3: Letting the Seed Sprout
Step 1. Soak the seeds in a cup (240 ml) of warm water overnight
Then drain excess water from the bowl in the morning with a colander or sieve.
Step 2. Wrap them in a damp cloth
Use any type of cloth, but muslin is the most recommended. Use lukewarm water to dampen the cloth before wrapping it in the seeds and place it in a place where it will remain intact.
Step 3. Wait three to four days for the seeds to sprout
Take a look at them the day after you've wrapped them in the cloth. Typically, it takes a few days for the seeds to sprout. After three days, remove them if they have already sprouted. You can wash them with water or eat them as is.
Store what is left in the refrigerator for up to a week
Step 4. Add the sprouts to a salad or eat them alone
If you are eating the sprouts to help with weight loss, consume them early in the morning on an empty stomach. It's also a good option to put them in a salad if you don't want to eat them alone. Mix them with the salad and the other ingredients.
Method 3 of 3: Adding Fenugreek to Meals
Step 1. Season toppings with fenugreek powder
Use a seed crusher or a food processor. When they form a very fine powder, use it to season the accompaniment of your choice, sprinkling the powder on top to give the dish a slightly bitter taste.
- It is also a good option to use the powder to season meat.
- Store it in a closed container, where it will last up to a year.
Step 2. Make a fenugreek paste and add to a curry dish
Use a seed crusher or food processor to grind them into a fine powder. Then gradually add water to the powder to create a paste. Mix the paste with the curry to give a sweeter touch to the dish.
Step 3. Roast seeds to use in braised dishes
Put them in a skillet and roast them over medium or high heat for a minute or two. Stir well and, when finished, let it cool. Use a tablespoon (15 g) in your favorite stir-fry dish.
Another option is to sprinkle the seeds on a curry or salad plate
- You can buy fenugreek seeds on the internet or in supermarkets.
- It is also possible to make tea from the ground seeds.
- Consuming these seeds can cause stomach pain, gas or diarrhea.
- Passing the seeds over the skin may cause mild irritation.