This is a flavourful podi mix made in Udipi / Karnataka style with the goodness of flax seeds which are so healthy. This can be served with all the South Indian tiffin items like idlis and dosas. You can also relish it with hot steamed rice and ghee.
What are Flaxseeds ?
- Flaxseeds, sometimes called linseeds, are small, brown, tan or golden-colored seeds. In fact, linseed, flaxseed or “flax seed” are different names for the same seed.
Why we should include these in our daily diet ?
- These seeds a great source of dietary fiber; minerals like manganese, thiamine and magnesium; and plant based protein
- Health benefits of adding them to your diet include balancing blood sugar levels, reducing high LDL “bad cholesterol,” decreasing high blood pressure, promoting satiety and weight management, and contributing to gut/digestive health.
- To reap the most health benefits, experts usually recommend ground flaxseeds instead of whole flaxseeds.
How to consume Flaxseeds ?
- They can be added to things like oatmeal, baked goods, coatings for meat, yogurt and more. Consume about two to three tablespoons of whole or ground flaxseeds (also called flaxseed meal) daily, or have about one to two teaspoons of flaxseed oil.
(Information Source - Google)
Flax seeds podi with hot ghee or oil served with idli sambar
Flax seeds .......... 1/2 cup
Urad dal / split black lentils .... 1/4 cup
Dry dessicated coconut ............... 2 tbsps
Curry leaves ......................... handful
Tamarind .............................. 1 small piece
Dry red chillies .................... 5
Cumin seeds ........................ 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder .. 1 tsp
Jaggery powder ................. 1 - 2 tsps
Salt ................................... 1 tsp
Oil .............................. 2 tsps.
1. Dry roast the flax seeds until they start spluttering. Remove them in a plate.
2. Dry roast urad dal until you get a nice aroma. Add the cumin seeds in the end and quickly remove after roasting lightly.
3. Next roast the curry leaves and add dessicated coconut. Roast until crisp. Remove.
4. Heat 2 tsps oil and add the red chillies and tamarind on medium flame. Saute them until the tamarind gets softer in texture. Remove them.
5. Allow them to cool. Now add the salt, jaggery powder, and Kashmiri chilli powder. Mix them well.
6. Transfer them into a grinding jar and grind them to a slightly coarser texture.
7. Fill it into a dry jar after cooling.
Masala Rice with Flax Seeds Podi
About the group:
Shhhhh Cooking Secretly is a monthly challenge in a facebook group where we are paired with a different partner every month. Two secret ingredients are chosen by each partner for the other one and we prepare any dish with those ingredients based on the selected theme of the month which was Healthy Recipes
This month I am paired with Seema Doraiswamy Sriram who chose Salt and Red chillies as my secret ingredients. I made this flavourful and healthy podi using them.
My chosen secret ingredients for her were Cumin Seeds and Potatoes. She has made a delicious snack. Check out the Amaranth Cutlets.
Shobha, I must say making podi with flaxseed is a wonderful idea . It makes having these super powerful seeds so easy. Loved your idea of adding it to rice. My son actually loves podi rice with ghee. This would be a new variant for himReplyDelete
Good to hear that your son loved podi rice. This podi adds to the nutrition too.Delete
This is a great podi! Love the addition of tamarind to the podi! I would love this with ghee rice, heaven!ReplyDelete
Thanks Radha. I love this tangy podi too. Love to use it even for flavouring some sabzis. Flax seeds should be included in our diet.Delete
Flax Seeds Podi is a versatile spice mixture to have in the pantry. I love it with idli and also on khakra. Like how you've used desiccated coconut instead of fresh. Increases the shelf life.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mayuri.yes the dessicated coconut is best for dry masala powders. Stays good for long time. I must try this with khakra.Delete
I make podis but have not yet tried flax seed podi. Will try this healthy podi for sure with such a detailed and an easy recipe to follow.ReplyDelete
Thanks Renu. You will surely like it. Health and taste combined together.Delete
Making a chutney or podi with healthy seeds like flaxseeds and lentils is brilliant, as you can easily add it to your daily diet without much efforts and that too in a flavorful manner.ReplyDelete
True dear. I use this podi in lot of other things too apart from using it as a chutney powder with idlis and dosas.Delete
Flax seeds podi mix with lentils and curry leaves is so nutritious. I know they make a perfect condiment for idli/ dosa. I would like to try your version with dessicated coconut and tamarind in them.ReplyDelete
Thanks Anu. Hope you will like it.Delete
I think everyone loves podi with hot steamed rice and ghee. And I also love my idli with podi masala. Using flaxseed in podi is a great ideaReplyDelete
Super food flaxseed made this podi not only delicious but super healthy. Loved your well explained recipe.
I am glad you liked it. Sujata even I love using podi in various other ways apart from serving with idlis and dosas.Delete
Flax seeds podi is my favorite of all podi's. Liked your podi color and the taste of jaggery. And no need to tell about podi rice taste, I just love it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for liking it.Delete
Love the addition of tamarind to the podi! I would love to have with some steamed idli right nowReplyDelete
Glad you liked this recipe. Do make itDelete
Flax seeds podi is so nutritious and delish. Podis are a staple at my place. They are so versatile .ReplyDelete
Yes Preethi. I use them in many different ways too.Delete
tamarind is an intersting addition to this podi. must try some tiemReplyDelete
The Flax seed podi is perfect with idlies. I skip the sambhar too when I see podi. Happy to see your pictures too have Idly.ReplyDelete
Idlis are my all time favourite. I can have them everyday. Thanks for liking the podi.Delete
so healthy and nutritious podi with flax seeds. such podis always come handy during busy days.ReplyDelete
Yes dear. They are really handy and versatile. I use them in many ways in other dishes too.Delete