Fenugreek comes in two forms - leaf (fresh and dried) and seeds. I am not sure which one you are referring to. The leaves of fenugreek is a very different animal than the seeds. The only similarity is that they both bitter.
We use fenugreek a lot in Indian cooking. Fenugreek leaves are washed, chopped, and cooked with sliced onions, tomatoes, potatoes and spices.
Fenugreek seeds are added to hot oil along with cumin seeds and mustard seeds in a variety of dishes I make (a technique referred to as tempering). Actually fenugreek is a key ingredient in butter chicken which is a very popular north indian dish. In addition, we use it in a lot of fried savory snacks that we make