Abish Bemar (Fenugreek Water)

Source: The Recipe of Love
Date tried: November 10, 2012
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed: overnight

I am not sure why this is in the beverage section.  The fenugreek powder absorbed all the liquid overnight and there was none to drain off. After adding the honey and mixing, it was more like a porridge than a beverage.  But it was a good porridge.

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Abish Bemar (Fenugreek Water)
8 cups water
2 cups fenugreek powder
1 cup brown sugar or honey

Put water in a large mixing bowl.
Gently sprinkle the fenugreek powder onto the water.
Cover and let stand overnight.
Carefully drain off the water and throw it away.
Add sugar or honey to the remaining fenugreek paste.
Whip paste with a hand mixer for 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy.
Chill and serve.

In Ethiopia, this is considered a very good drink for a new mother as it increases production of breast milk. It is also said to be good for stomach ailments. Drink it on an empty stomach and you will feel full all day.

 

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