Kasoori Methi (Fenugreek Leaves) Use & Benefits

Kasoori Methi, also known as Fenugreek Leaves, are used in cooking for taste. These leaves are obtained from the Fenugreek plant which derives from the legume family. The leaves and fruit are harvested from the plant and dried for use in cooking. … ‘Methi’ is the Indian name for Fenugreek and ‘Kasuri Methi‘ in English translates to ‘Dried fenugreek leaves’. ‘Methi’ is the Indian name for Fenugreek. However, it is also good to know that ‘methi’ refers to fresh fenugreek leaves while ‘Kasuri Methi‘ is always the dried fenugreek leaves. 
Kasuri methi is dried fenugreek leaves; it is used to flavor a range of dishes including vegetables and curries. Fenugreek is primarily used in Turkish, Indian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, and Yemeni cuisines. Regular consumption of Kasuri Methi helps keep cholesterol levels in check. It helps in relieving gastric, digestion and intestine related problems. Fenugreek leaves help in keeping the body’s blood lipids at the normal levels. It helps in controlling the metabolism of glucose and hence prevents type-2 diabetes. Popularly known in the Indian subcontinent as Kasuri Methi, fenugreek leaves are an ancient spice used for flavoring various dishes. The leaves have a bitter taste, but when added to the recipe, titillate the taste buds. Apart from the dried leaves, the green leaves and the seeds are also commonly used while cooking.