On Ashadha Amavasya is also called as Deepaanvit Amavasya lamps are worshipped. This simple and delicious recipe where Whole Wheat Flour Lamps are used to worship lamps. A simple and healthy steamed recipe from Maharashtra underlines that even lamp is worshipable.
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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 tsp 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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