Thursday, February 27, 2014

Flax Seed Chutney

Flax seeds also called as linseeds. They contain lots of natural properties and they are world wide famous for their health benefits. They are used in Indian cooking and eaten as a suppliement as well. Indians use flax seeds for chutney, add flax seeds powder to chapatis and parathas.

Flax seeds are called as, agase beeja in Kannada, Ali Vidai in Tamil, Jawas or Alashi in Marathi, Tishi or Pesi in Bengali, Cheruchanavith or Cheruchana Vithu in Malayalam and Avise Ginzalu in Telugu.

Flax seeds come from flax, one of the oldest fiber crops, in the world-known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China.
Flax seeds are rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1 and essential fatty acid (alpha-linolenic acid) and it is known as AlA omega-3. It is a source of healthy fat, antioxidants fiber. They can help lower the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Here is a recipe of Flax Seeds Chutney. This chutney can be eaten with dosas, idli, chapati, roti and even with rice. I am sure all the age group people will love this chutney.

Ingredients :

Flax seeds : 2 Table spoons
Coconut : 1 Cup
Red chilly : 4 to 6
Tamrind Pulp :1 Table spoon
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Ingh : a pinch
Salt : required
Water : required
Oil : 1/2 Tea spoon

Ready to Serve Flax Seeds Chutney 

Method : 

1. Wash and fry flax seeds in 1/2 tea spoon of oil till they are roasted.

Flax Seeds 

2. Add red chilly and curry leaves while frying.
Fried Flax seeds with spices
3. Put off the gas and remove the fried flax seeds to a plate. Allow it to cool.
4. Soak small marble size tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp.

5. Grate coconut. and add fried flax seeds mixture, tamarind pulp, ingh and salt.
Coconut and the Fried Flax seeds mixute

6. Now grind this mixture of coconut and flax seeds with required water.
Ready to grind 

7. Use water little by little while grinding.
Ground Chutney

8. Remove from the mixi jar and put it in a serving bowl.

Ready to Serve Flax Seeds - Coconut Chutney 

9. Chutney is ready to serve.

Flax Seeds Chutney with Javar + Urid Dosa


Must take care while frying the flax seeds. It should not be raw or over fried. Do the frying procedure on low flame. (When the roasting is done the flax seeds turn litle brown). You can also add more spice (chilly) to the chutney. You can add cut onions on the top of the chutney just before serving. You can also add mustard spurt to the chutney using little oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves. It adds to the taste.
Time : 10 minutes
Serving : 2 to 3
Flax Seeds Pack - Available in the Market



My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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