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Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graec), In Latin, the name means 'Greek hay', even though in today's Greece it's next to impossible to find in a dish. Yet its name recalls that it was introduced to India by the Greeks in Alexander the Great’s army, along with fennel and coriander.

Sometimes called τσιμένι (chiméni).

Herbs and Spices

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Peyman Zehtab Fard