Fenugreek is excellent for pacifying Kapha, and in smaller quantities for Vata, but it increases Pitta. It is a warming spice, and contributes the bitter, pungent and sweet tastes. In ayurveda it is used to enhance digestion and prevent stomach disorders. It is also good for the skin and hair.

Fenugreek seeds are used both whole and ground. As with many other ayurvedic spices, it is best to sauté whole or ground fenugreek in ghee before adding it to dishes. Fenugreek combines well with other spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric , fennel and dried ginger.