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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 army, along with fennel and coriander.

Sometimes called τσιμένι (chimeni).

Herbs and Spices

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Peyman Zehtab Fard