Flax seed Powder-Flax seed Chutney Podi
Prep Time : 5 mins
Yields: 1/2 cup
Recipe Category: Podi Recipes-Flax seeds
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Flax seed – 100 grams or 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp
Urad dal -2 tbsp
Red Chilli- 4-5
Cumin seeds/ jeera -3/4 tsp
Tamarind – small marble sized ball
|Flaxseeds – Aali vithai in Tamil and alsi in Hindi|
You can mix this podi with steaming hot rice topped with a tsp of ghee and have it or you can have it as a side dish for idli and dosa.
Note – Grinding or roasting flax breaks the seed coat making all the nutrients easy to digest. Ground flaxseed is best stored refrigerated in an opaque container and will keep at least 90 days. Because ground flaxseed flows readily even when frozen, many choose to store ground flaxseed in the freezer for even longer shelf life. Others simply grind flaxseed as they use it to ensure utmost freshness. Roasted flaxseed should also be refrigerated or frozen. Source – healthyflax.com
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References- Health benefits
WebMD:The Benefits of Flaxeed
World’s Healthiest Food: Flaxseed
Very aromatic recipe indeed. Podi looks amazing.
Looks yummy! I love this Podi and make a batch of it every so often!
This is an excellent recipe. I grind flax seeds, methi seeds and cinnamon and store in an air tight container and have a tsp a day. Great for diabetes/cholestrol.
padhu ..roasting of flaxseeds is not advisable.
Looks yummy and very excellent recipe with cool presentation 🙂 Padhu
Gomathy – Read Note – I have answered your doubt. You can also check that link.
Great way to include flaxseeds in everyday meal
Made your karuvepila chutney yesterday and it was georgous
Flax seed podi – a question- I use tamarind pulp from a jar- ready made from the shops- it's a bit creamy texture
Can I dry roast it. I think it will stick to the pan
Thank you Jiva. Tamarind is added just to give a slight tangy taste. Either you can skip it or add 1/4 tsp paste and grind it along with flaxseeds and other ingredients.
Thanks for recipe. Your response toe Gomathy's comment does't have the like. I searched in google and I found this info. Here is the link http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=dailytip&dbid=18
Senthil -I have given the same whfood as reference below. In the link you have provided- the first line is "flaxseed oil should not be heated because it can easily oxidize, it seems that heat doesn't have the same effect on whole flaxseeds" So it is oil which should not be heated. Actually you can reap the full benefits of flax seeds only if you powder it or grind it coarsely as the Omega-3 essential fatty acid is found only inside the shell.
I missed to read you reference. By the way I made this podi at home yesterday and is very very good with idly. Thank you for the recipe.
What is the shelf life of flax seeds powder when not refrigerated.
If kept outside it will become rancid. Flax seed once powdered should be refrigerated. But whole flex seed can be kept at room temperature.Kindly read the "Note" section.
Very helpful padhu thanks a lot for this 🙂
Padu I'm enjoying all your dishes. I would like to have some more receipie with flaxseed. Thank you
I have flax seed meal (grounded) with me.Can i try the above recipe with that?Will the same proportions work?
You can add. Follow the same proportions.
Should the flax seed chutney powder be refrigerated. I think it's nice with out refrigeration also.
I bought flax seed powder for making podi. Should I roast the powder or is roasting recommended for whole seeds only?
Roast it slightly. I don’t roast the powder only whole seeds.