More about Fenugreek
The addition of fenugreek in this ajika recipe creates the unique flavour. When I came to research green ajika recipes, strangely none of them included fenugreek, it's one of my favourite flavours and just knew it was in there! Eventually, I found a couple of recipes in the Georgian language, and sure enough, Fenugreek was included, so based my ajika recipe on those.
The Georgian recipes used a local version of blue fenugreek, I didn't have the patience to wait for a delivery from the Internet, so I used regular dried fenugreek leaves as I already have it for all my Indian recipes. You can find it in Indian supermarkets called Kasoori Methi. To activate the flavour more, just rub the dried leaves between your palms to create a powder - you'll smell it on your hands for the rest of the day too which is a welcome bonus! If, like me, you love fenugreek, try my Indian Methi Chicken Curry or Methi Mushroom Masala!