Definition of methi in English:



mass nounIndian
  • Fenugreek.

    • ‘On offer that day were the people's favourite, chicken tikka masala, chicken tikka dansak, chicken tikka shashlik, lamb tikka shahee, mixed dupiaza, prawn dupiaza, vegetable methi and vegetable balti.’
    • ‘Add the corn flour or maida, kasooti methi, masala powder, chilli powder and salt.’
    • ‘Popularly known as methi, fenugreek seeds are an essential spice of an Indian kitchen.’
    • ‘Sambhaar powder is made of coarsely ground yellow mustard powder, coarsely ground methi, chilli powder, salt, asafoetida and turmeric’
    • ‘Another spice, fenugreek, also known as methi, has shown to decrease blood glucose, LDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol and triglycerides.’


Sanskrit, Hindi methī, from Dravidian.