PTI Kasoori Methi refers to dry leaves of fenugreek plant or methi leaves. It is an herb with a bitter but addictive taste. Many cuisines in India Utilize this. Kasoori Methi is a general condiment for flavoring various curries and sabzis. It combines well with starchy or root vegetables like carrots, yams, and potatoes. Also, one can add to a whole wheat dough to make flavorful roti and parathas.
You see me using Kasuri methi and dried fenugreek interchangeably. ‘Methi’ is the Indian name for Fenugreek.
Most restaurant-style cooking add a little secret ingredient, fenugreek leaves that gives the sauce a unique taste. These leaves of fenugreek release flavour when added to any dish. You can choose to either dry roast dried fenugreek leaves, and slightly crush it before adding it to dishes or add the dried leaves directly. Dry roasting for a minute or so enhances the flavour further.
PTI Kasoori methi is a popular and healthy Indian leafy greens useful in making Indian dishes such as methi alu, methi saag, methi parantha and many others. Fenugreek leaves are very versatile and combine with most foods.
Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves) is a herb known for its medicinal purposes. Kasuri methi is high in water-soluble fibres that help to ease constipation. This is why many natural digestive Ayurvedic medicines have dried fenugreek as one of the key ingredient. Because of the high fibre, it helps the body by preventing the access absorption of cholesterol by eliminating the fatty acids from the body. The antifungal properties of fenugreek, help to keep the facial skin pores germ-free and healthy. People who suffer from diabetes and heart problems should add this magical herb to their diet. The dry fenugreek leaves have been found to reduce platelet aggression.
Always store fenugreek leavesin an airtight container away from direct light. It can stay 6 months.