March 22, 2016
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Photo by anka
  • Makes 8
What You'll Need
  • 1 cup black rice
  • 1/2 cup black sesame seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black salt
  • 2.5-3 cups water
  • oil
  • Diced or sliced vegetables
  1. Rinse and soak rice for 3-4 hours, drain, save soaking water and make to 2.5 cup liquid. Place soaked rice, black sesame seeds, ground cumin and salt in a high power blender, add about 2 cups of liquid and blend, adding more liquid as needed, you want a little bit thicker than pancake batter
  2. Transfer it to a container and cover with clean kitchen towel, live on the counter for 6 hours or overnight. It is ready to go in the morning. It will keep 2-3 days in the fridge.
  3. For toppings, any vegetables will work; I used red pepper, green onion, shallot, cilantro and hot chilli. Heat the frying pan on high heat, add 1/2 tsp oil and swirl, place ½ cup batter and spread with the back of the spoon or ladle in to pancake shape. Sprinkle with chopped vegetables, turn heat to medium, cover and cook 3 minutes, flip over and cook uncovered another 3 minutes. Serve

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5 Reviews

LeBec F. March 24, 2016
anka, i forgot to ask, if i like my uttapum sour(alot) how many days is o.k. on the counter?
anka March 24, 2016
I will keep from just overnight up to 3 days on counter and then store in the fridge for 2-3 days.
You may add 1-2 tbsp of yogurt to the batter.
LeBec F. March 24, 2016
p.s. the one i don't like is Forbidden Black Rice Ramen by Lotus Foods
anka March 24, 2016
I used Whole grain Black rice, from Nature’s Earthly Choice.
LeBec F. March 24, 2016
WOW ANKA, there you go again being brilliant! (Don't miss today's 52 feature on black sesame paste.)
I didn't know uttapum could be made without lentils, but then again, what the heck do I know??I do like the flavor urad dal gives my uttapum; did you not think it would work with the urad dal AND the black sesame seeds?
p.s. I like the Thai black forbidden rice but don't bother with the Forbidden Black Rice Noodles sold at Whole Foods. yucky flavor, imo.