Thursday, February 25, 2016

Flax Seeds , Ground Nuts & Dry Coconut Chutney Powders.

Chutney Powder is a spicy powder prepared using many dals and spices. There are varieties of chutney powders like mixed dal powder, chilly mixed powder (Molagai podi), Toor dal chutney powder, ground nut chutney powder, Sesame chutney powder so the list goes on.
Here I have prepared Flax seeds chutney powder. Added some curry leaves and chilly powder.
I also have prepared Ground Nuts Chutney Powder and Dry Coconut Chutney Powders. So there are three Chutney powders Recipe is Here. They are easy to prepare and yummy to enjoy with any dishes.

This time I wanted to try with chilly powder instead of red chilly. I had many packs of chilly powder. So used it here and it has come out nicely. You can add this chutney powder to any curry (small amount like 1 to 2 spoons only) once in a while. Flax seeds are good for the body and it contain Omega 3 and good vitamins and minerals.
Lets see the benefits of using Flax seeds in our diet.
Flax seeds are used in cooking for ages. In olden days it self people knew its benefits and one or the other way they used flax seeds in their diet. Now a days most of us know the benefits of eating flax seeds. It contain Omega 3 fatty acids. It also has high lignan content.( Lignan are fiber kind of compounds and they also provide antioxidant protection to the body). They also contain water soluble fiber which can provide special support to the intestinal tract. ( They are known as Mucilage gums). They also help to control the cholesterol level in our body. They are good for diabetes and blood pressure. It is good for people who suffer from constipation. It helps to improves immunity since it is rich source of Omega -3  fatty acids. Flax seeds protect our body from bacteria and viruses. It also helps to reduce inflammation since they contain anti inflammatory properties. It is good for women who suffer from Hot Flashes. The anti oxidant properties in flax seeds regulate the hormon imbalance.
Lets see the recipes now :

1. Flax Seeds Chutney Powder:

Things Needed : 

Flax seeds : 1 Cup
Red chilly Powder : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : 1 Tablespoon
Curry Leaves : 2 Handful
Ingh/Asafoetida : a little
Dry Coconut : 1/2 coconut ( according to your wish )
Tamarind : A small marble size

Method : 

1. Clean (optional) flax seeds and dry roast them on low flame slowly.
2. It starts to splutter. Fry little more and shift it to a tray or plate. (see the plate is completely dry).4.
3. Put red chilly powder on top of the seed and let it cool. Add tamarind to it. ( Make it into small pieces)
4. Cut  dry coconut and roast on low  flame for 2 minutes. Add it to the flax seeds bowl or tray.
5. Dry roast curry leaves nicely for 2 to 3 minutes and let it cool.
6. Dry grind the mixture when it is cooled. Allow it to cool and put it in a plastic /glass container,
(Bottle/box) use it whenever you want it.
7. You can use this powder for any type of dry curry or any curry too.

Note :

Dry roast them on low flame nicely. Do not over roast. You can add red chilly (needs to roast) instead of chilly powder. I added chilly powder on the top of hot roasted flax seeds. That will be more than enough to get the right heat. You can also use more coconut. Using dry coconut helps to chutney powder to stay without spoiling. ( or your chutney powder might get spoiled or get fungus. Check salt. Add little by little and make sure it is just enough.
Time : 15 minutes
Serves : as you use. (I small bottle).

2. Dry coconut chutney powder

Things Needed : 

Copra/ Dry coconut :1
Chilly powder : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Tamarind : a small marble size
Ingh : A pinch
and seasoning : 2 Teaspoons.
Mustard seeds, curry leaves and ingh and a spoon of oil. (any)
Method :
1.Cut copra (dry coconut) into small pieces.
2. Add tamarind and salt, ingh and dry coconut pieces. Dry grind it nicely till it turns into nice powder.
3. Add mustard and curry leaves seasoning to it. This coconut chutney powder can be kept out side for a month. (Use dry coconut).  Fill in the glass bottle when it is cooled.
Note :
Make use of dry coconut. No need to roast or fry the ingredients. It can be used for any curries also.
Time : 10 minutes.
Serves : 1 Bottle

3. Ground Nuts Chutney powder :

Things Needed 
Ground Nuts  : 1 Cup
Red chilly powder: 2 Tablespoons
Ing : A pinch
Curry Leaves : One handful
Tamarind : 1 Small marble size
Salt : As required
Method :
1. Dry roast groundnuts and remove all the outer layers of groundnuts. Dry roast curry leaves for 2 to 3 minutes. 
2. Dry grind them along with chilly powder and dry tamarind.
3. Mix salt and let it cool. Put this Groundnuts chutney powder in a glass bottle.

Note :
Dry roast ground nuts till it gets crispy. Let it cool. Then dry grind it nicely. Mix all the ingredients before you bottle chutney pudi/powder. You can also use little dry coconut and then grind it together.
 Time " 10 miunutes
Serves : 1 Bottle


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