Fenugreek is used world-wide for its flavoring as well as medicinal purposes. The leaves and seeds are both commonly used in Indian cuisine. Methi seeds are bitter in taste and yellowish-brown in color. These seeds are known to be the strongest Indian spice used in a variety of Bengali dishes. Methi seeds are known to help the digestion in some cases. Many recipes include crushed fenugreek seeds before adding to the dish.