funugreek is the small yellowish to brown, almost
golden colored, odd-shaped seeds from the pod of
a bean-like plant. The seeds are very hard and have
many varied shapes, oblong, round and square.
Their smell is
warm and pungent. Their taste is very powerful and
aromatic, bitter yet sweet. A small amount will
complement many other spices, but is you add to
much the taste can be overpowering.