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Is there an alternative to dried Fenugreek in curry? Is it required?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Fenugreek is one of those flavours that you can't really substitute. However, I've been cooking Indian for a couple of years now, and I get by fine without it.

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And a lot of dishes are better without it.. – Brendan Long Sep 15 '10 at 19:39

There are lots of different curries. Many use fenugreek, and many don't. My favourite one uses garam masala, cumin, coriander and turmeric.

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