I found it linked from Vegan Wheekers, where there's a lot more cute 'n' fat Guinea Pig action happenin', if you seek it.
I bet the little wheekers would enjoy all of this fenugreek I've been sprouting.
Now I just have to decide what to do with all of it. It tastes pretty good solo, so I may try to sprout some in a jar the more traditional way next time, for salads and whatnots, but for the time being, I'm going to let these grow for a bit longer. I think they're supposed to get "real" leaves, before they're harvested, which could mean another couple of weeks.
In Hindi, fenugreek is called methi, and there are a lot of ways to use it in culinary wonders. Some folks chop it and add to dal, or mix it with flour for paratha (flatbread) and there's a popular dish called methi mattar malai that might just be The Awesomez--especially transformed with a thick cashew creme.
There is a whole universe of vegetarian Indian blogs in cyberspace to investigate. If you're not careful, you might get lost for weeks, or even months. Easily, the entire month of MoFo could be taken up wandering amongst them breathlessly, with a stream of drool falling from your mouth. Of course, the drool is useful, otherwise you'd never find your way home again (unless you're like me and just wander in endless circles gaping wide-eyed and hungrily).
One of my favorite blogs, Mahanandi, which specializes in food from Andhra Pradesh in South India, suggests combining fresh methi with avocado and flour to make chapatis. Avocado mashed into a bread? wHOooOOOoa. I might have to try that with oat and sorghum and see how it works, 'cuz it makes me cross-eyed to think about.
Here are my top runners (besides the avocado paratha):
- Aloo Methi (potatoes with fresh fenugreek)
- Gajar Methi (carrots with fresh fenugreek)
- Metthi Murgh (fresh fenugreek with chick'n--soy curls or tofu would be yum)
- Methi Mutter Malai (fresh fenugreek with peas in a cream sauce)
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