Fenugreek seeds are small, roughly angular, brownish yellow seeds, which have a pleasantly bitter flavour and strong aroma.
The seeds are often toasted to enhance their pungent aroma, and then powdered alone or with other spices. Fenugreek seed is a common ingredient in commercial curry powders and pickle powders. They are commonly used to temper various vegetable and dal based dishes to enhance the aroma and taste.
Fenugreek seeds are readily sourced from Indian grocers and specialist spice merchants.