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fenugreek seeds in a bowl and fresh fenugreek leaves on the side.
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How to Make a Homemade Fenugreek Substitute

I've experimented with different substitutes and created this recipe that will help you achieve a similar flavor using common ingredients found in most kitchens.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time4 minutes
Course: Spices, Substitutes
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1
Calories: 29kcal
Author: Elle John


Fenugreek Powder Substitute

Substitute for Fenugreek Leaves

  • 1 cup mustard greens finely chopped

Best Fenugreek Substitute in Curry

  • ½ teaspoon Kasuri methi for every teaspoon of fresh fenugreek leaves


Ground mustard and coriander powder mixture:

  • To make it, simply mix one teaspoon of ground mustard with half a teaspoon of coriander powder. Use it to replace 1 teaspoon of fenugreek powder required in your recipe.

Chopped Mustard Greens:

  • One cup of finely chopped mustard greens can replace one cup of fresh fenugreek leaves in any recipe.
  • However, mustard leaves are spicier than fenugreek leaves, so you might want to adjust the amount to suit your taste buds.

Kasuri Methi:

  • Dried fenugreek leaves have a more concentrated flavor than fresh ones, so you'll only need half a teaspoon for every teaspoon of fresh fenugreek leaves in your recipes.
  • Simply crush the dried leaves between your palms and add them to your dish to get that distinctive fenugreek flavor.


  • Try toasting the Kasuri Methi lightly in a pan before adding it to your recipes, this will help enhance its flavor and make it more fragrant.


Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1694IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg