*What can I substitute for fenugreek leaves?
Dried fenugreek leaves can be pretty hard to come by unless you have an Indian market near you. However, you do have some options here. Celery leaves are an excellent option, especially Chinese celery because of the bitterness. Alfalfa and watercress leaves are good, too. Maple syrup also makes an acceptable sub—fenugreek and maple syrup share a chemical compound that gives them a similar aroma. Tester Jennifer Combs used a 50-50 mixture of maple syrup and curry powder and found it worked perfectly.