Fenugreek is one of the healthiest seeds you can add to your diet. Known for their multiple health benefits, these seeds help prevent diabetes, lose weight, increase breast milk production and lower cholesterol levels in the body. They can be consumed in various ways. Indeed, you can eat them soaked, sprouted or incorporate them into a dish of your choice to give it a slightly sweet and bitter flavor.
Method 1 of 3: Eat soaked fenugreek seeds
Step 1. Pour hot water over a cup (250 mL) of fenugreek nuts
First, put the seeds in a bowl or other container. Then add 1 cup of water (250 ml) to it. It doesn't matter what type of water you use. For example, you can use tap water or deionized water.
Fenugreek seeds are often eaten to aid weight loss, as they help improve digestion
Step 2. Soak the seeds overnight
Place the bowl containing the seeds on your kitchen counter. Cover it, if you're worried about bugs or anything else getting into it overnight.
Step 3. Filter the seeds
Empty the bowl with the soaked seeds and water into a clean colander. Place the seeds in an airtight container or in a storage bowl if you have soaked more than one serving (about 250 ml). Store the rest of the seeds in the refrigerator. These can be stored for 5 days.
Step 4. Consume the seeds on an empty stomach to lose weight
If you consume the seeds for weight loss, eat them on an empty stomach early in the morning. Simply eat the seeds raw straight from the bowl. It is advisable to take about 1 cup (250 ml) of seeds per day. Soak and consume the seeds daily for quick weight loss.
Method 2 of 3: Eat sprouted seeds
Step 1. Soak the seeds
Soak the seeds in 1 cup (250 mL) of hot water overnight. Then, drain the water from the bowl when you wake up. Use a colander to filter the excess water from the seeds.
Step 2. Wrap the seeds in a damp cloth
You can use any fabric, but it is recommended that you use a muslin fabric. Moisten the fabric thoroughly with lukewarm water before wrapping the seeds in it. Once wrapped, put everything in a safe and clean place.
Step 3. Wait 3 to 4 days for the seeds to germinate
The day after conditioning, examine the seeds. Usually, it takes only a few days for these to germinate fully. If after 3 days you see that they have sprouted, remove them from the towel. Rinse them with tap water if you want, otherwise, you can consume them.
You can store the sprouted seeds in the refrigerator for up to a week
Step 4. Add the sprouted seeds to your salad
You can also consume them on their own. If you are consuming the sprouted seeds because you want to lose weight, it is recommended that you take them on an empty stomach, early in the morning. If you don't want to eat them on their own, incorporate them into a salad of your choice. Simply add the sprouts to your salad and toss them with other ingredients to make a hearty meal.
Method 3 of 3: Add fenugreek to your meal
Step 1. Season your meals with fenugreek powder
Use a grinder or food processor to grind your seeds. Once reduced to a fine powder, use it to flavor any side dish of your choice. Simply sprinkle to give your meal a slightly sweet and bitter flavor.
- The powder can also be used as a seasoning for your meats.
- Store it in a tightly closed container. Its shelf life can reach 1 year.
Step 2. Add the fenugreek paste to your curry
Take a grinder or a food processor. Pour in the fenugreek seeds and try to grind them to get a fine powder. Then, gradually pour water over the powder while mixing everything to obtain a homogeneous paste. Finally, mix the resulting paste with your curry to give it a sweet taste.
Step 3. Add roasted seeds to stir-fried vegetable dishes
Pour the fenugreek seeds into a saucepan. Cook them over low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes. Then stir them for one to two minutes. Finally, let cool and pour a tablespoon (15 ml) over your dish of sautéed vegetables.
You can also sprinkle them on your curry or salad
- You can get fenugreek seeds on the Internet and in almost any grocery store.
- You can also prepare tea from the ground fenugreek seeds.
- Consuming fenugreek seeds could cause stomach upset, gas or even diarrhea.
- Applying fenugreek seeds to the skin may cause mild irritation.