Flaxseed chutney powder is a tasty and ideal condiment to make and store at home. It stays good for a long period and makes a good accompaniment with any meal. It is usually served with jowar roti or chapati along with other dishes.

A hearty new year greetings to one and all. May the year be filled with joy, peace and happiness. The first post of 2019 and as is the custom to begin with good things, I thought of kick starting with a healthy recipe on the blog. Flaxseed is the new age food that has gained a lot of importance because of its immense benefits. Presenting, flaxseed chutney powder that is not only tasty but healthy, easy to make and pairs well with many dishes. It is a life saviour during busy days.

What is flaxseed?

Flax also known as common flax or linseed is a member of the genus Linumin the family Linaceae. It is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. The textiles made from flax is known as linen in the western countries and traditionally used for bedsheets and other kind of clothing.

How is it helpful?

Flaxseed is considered to be a super food as it is a good source of many nutrients. The main nutrients of flaxseed are Omega 3 essential fatty acids, lignans and fiber. It is high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids and consists of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which is mostly found in plants. It lowers the risk of stroke and is heart friendly. The other rich source is the lignans which may reduce the risk of cancer. They are rich in dietary fibre and can be consumed easily. It helps digestive conditions  including chronic constipation, diarrehea, irritable bowel syndrome.

How can one eat flaxseeds?

Flaxseed is available as whole seeds, meal powder, liquid oil and oil in a pill form. It can be easily added to cereal, baked goods and garnished in other dishes in its powder form.

How can this chutney powder be used?

It makes a good accompaniment with chapati, idli, dosa, rice or curd rice. It is a life saviour on busy days or when you are bored to cook an elaborate meal.

How long can it be stored?

It stays for more than two months, make sure the container is dry.

flaxseed chutney powder
flaxseed chutney powder

Let’s get to the recipe of Flax Seed Chutney Powder

Ingredients:            Measurement used : 1cup =250 ml

  • 1 cup flax seed
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 15- 20 dry red chilli
  • a few curry leaves
  • a small piece of tamarind
  • a small piece jaggery
  • salt
  • 1 + 2 teaspoon oil
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • asafoetida

Method:

  1. Dry roast the flax seeds until they splutter and you get a nutty aroma.
  2. Dry roast the desiccated coconut and curry leaves.
  3. Put a spoon of oil in the pan and roast the red chilly.
  4. Once the ingredients are cool, grind them in a mixer jar. Add salt, jaggery and tamarind to it.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and make the seasoning. Add turmeric powder and asafoetida to it, put the ground powder and turn off the stove. Mix well. Store in a dry jar.

Some other kind of condiments that I have on blog : curry leaf powder powder, garlic chutney powder, raw mango chutney, gongura chutney

Flaxseed Chutney Powder

Flaxseed chutney powder is a tasty condiment to have in the kitchen shelves. It pairs well with idli, dosa, chapati or even rice. Sprinkle some on rice or any dish for the special touch. 

Course condiments
Cuisine karnataka, south india
Keyword dry chutney, flaxseed
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 15-20 dry red chilli
  • a few curry leaves
  • tamarind a small piece
  • jaggery a small piece
  • salt
  • 1 + 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida

Instructions

  1. Dry roast the flaxseed until they splutter and you get a nutty aroma. 

  2. Dry roast the desiccated coconut and curry leaves

  3. Put a spoon of oil and roast the red chilly.

  4. Once the ingredients cool, grind them together.  Add salt, jaggery and tamarind to it and again give a swirl. 

  5. Heat oil in a pan and make the seasoning. Add turmeric powder and asafoetida to the oil, put the ground powder and turn off the stove. Mix well and store in a air tight container. 

Recipe Notes

Garlic may be added to it. You need to roast them in oil and then grind along with other ingredients. 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. What a healthy chutney to have on hand Jayashree. It makes it so easy when I have a jar full of such chutney ready to go with so many dishes.

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