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U for Usappam Fenugreek
The other day one of our friends, Mahesh was looking at the pictures in my camera. And he stopped at this picture and asked me what is this?
I did not know how to reply for this was one of the crazy ideas that I had hit on or was it a faint memory of my mom and one of her friends discussing this recipe. I am not sure. I had not shared it with anyone basically because I was alone and so hubby was all ears.
What followed next was how I making of the stuff and the description of the flavours that it had. Mahesh was very interested and hubby was shocked! Hubby was sure I have ruined all the ingredients in whatever I have made. He has not brought the main ingredient since then!
Mahesh who is extremely good at puns and word promptly baptised this dosa as, “Usappam Fenugreek!”
Am I driving you crazy with curiosity? Well good that’s the idea!! Bear with me and I will tell it all…
This is my entry for the Blogging Marathon where we are blogging with alphabets.
So here is U for Usappam Fenugreek they were just 3 of them. Aww! It was a pity and I are them with a dollop of homemade ghee!!
To make Usappam Fenugreek you will need
•1 cup raw rice
• 1 ½ cup of sugarcane juice
• 2 teaspoon of fenugreek or methi
• Salt to taste
• Homemade ghee
• Wash the rice and drain it.
• Soak overnight in the sugarcane juice the rice and the methi. The amount of sugarcane juice should be enough to soak the rice plus a little above it.
• In the morning grind the mixture to a fine paste avoid using water as far as possible use the sugarcane juice to grind the rice.
• Grease and heat a non-stick pan. When the pan is hot add a ladle of the batter. Using the back of the ladle just spread a little.
• Cover and cook till the dosa reddens a bit. Flip it over and cook on the other side.
• Serve with a dollop of ghee on top. (I did not bother as I had already used ghee to grease my pan).
If you have read till here then Uus is sugarcane in Marathi, Appam is appam and fenugreek is methi!! LOL!
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Very interesting story behind this recipe 🙂 usappam looks delicious and with sugarcane it sounds very interesting dear !! 🙂
You definitely peaked my curiosity in the beginning of the post and now I'm really curious to know how this dish tasted.. I can't imagine!!!!!!!! Sugarcane juice, rice, methi seeds--mmmm. very interesting combination of ingredients 🙂
It was very tasty. Lovely combo of sweet, bitter and because of the fenugreek see how spongy it is.
Such an interesting dish, fantastic and can guess the combination of sweet and bitterness..
Nicely named... Fenugreek and sugar in the same recipe is interesting.... they look so spongy for sure!! must have tasted awesome
Sugarcane and fenugreek to make these spongy appam is a very innovative idea ! Wish to taste one..
That's a new one..never realised one would use sugar cane juice!..
Chef Mireille says
look so soft and fluffy
Vaishali Sabnani says
Ha ha...I loved reading the post and like your innovative dish...they look spongy alright and must have tasted nice.
Yup! Never thought about sugar cane juice in cooking, esp dosas!! The 'usappam' looks very very spongy, Archana...
Lovely! Never made anything with sugarcane juice!
This is the first time I am hearing sugarcane being used in dosa and I am trying to imagine the flavors that you have described.And I was indeed very curious to know what the title meant 🙂
Preeti Garg says
they look super spongy, and ussapam, from uss, is amazing
Looks so soft and spongy!!
Gayathri Kumar says
Very innovative Archana. The dosas look very inviting...