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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Flax meal chutney pudi

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Flax meal Chutney powder/Pudi


Flax seeds are one of the healthiest plant food which contains Omega 3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid. This acid is not produced by the body so need to be obtained from diet. Its good for vegetarians, as these Omega 3 fatty acids are obtained from fish oil in general. Using this regularly in our diet is good and studies said that 4 table spoon of flax seed meal will give 6 gram of protein and 8 gram of fiber.

My mother makes different variety of chutney powder, i love them all. This flax seed chutney powder was what came to know from Maya's - Konkan world. I just could not wait to try this at home, i had flax meals sitting without knowing what to make of it. Before proceeding, i asked Maya about the flax meal, so she kindly replyed that shelf life may be less of flax meal than flax seeds. Made chutney powder with some small change into the original recipe. Maya we loved this healhty chutney powder, thank you for this wonderful recipe.


Sending this chutney powder to..
Smitha of Kadumanga for her event Color of taste-Podi.



Ingredients

1/2 cup Flax seed meal
4 big cloves Garlic cloves
1/4 cup Peanuts
1/4 cup Putani/Roasted Split chana dal/ Dalia
1 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder(or more)
1/2 inch pieces Tamarind
1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
Salt as per taste


Method

1. As i used flax seed meal, slightly roast it in a low flame, till you get a nice smell of flax seeds. Add chilly powder, take off the heat and cover it.
2. Separately, dry roast Peanuts, dalia and garlic cloves. Allow to cool them. Spread it in a flat plate.
3. Now grind all the roasted ingredients+tamarind+brownsugar+salt to a fine powder.
4. Chutney powder is ready to be served with rice, idli or dosa.. even with curd for paratha's.. yummy !!





Flax meal Chutney pudi



27 comments:

Cham said...

That is great way to incorporate healthy food ! I remember her chutney powder :)

Asha said...

That's so unique Archy. I think Maya made this too, you gals really tempting me to make some. Flax seeds are very healthy too, good one.Looks delicious! :)

Archy said...

Cham,
Thank you !! Ya, she tempted me to try it.. :)!!

Asha,
Do try this chutney powder, u cant make out its of flax or wat :)!!
Thank you !!

Priya said...

This is really very great..healthy chutney podi Archy..;great job:)

A_and_N said...

This is such a great healthy recipe!

Poornima Nair said...

Wow a healthy and delicious podi...sounds good, will try it soon.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Wow archy, this looks great..My mom makes this, but i have never tried yet..

Maya said...

Hey Archy, thanx for trying out the pudi and glad to know that you liked it! Nice addition with peanuts in it. Enjoy.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

that's nice...great idea to include flax seed in idly podi..i have never tasted flax seed.. shud buy sometime. nice pic :)

Preety said...

i too love making masala powders at home..but this one is new to me..

Hema said...

Hi Archana,

Its very nice recipe you taught me. Actually my husband brought these seeds. I was not knowing what to do it with these seeds. Thanks for this nice chutney powder. My husband likes chutney powder. Will try it soon.

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai dear...its a new one to me..yummy....do crafts only with paper dear...no paintings

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow this is new to me. Looks yum.

Sia said...

archy, very interesting way of using flat seeds. i have one pack of flax seeds sitting in one dark corner, waiting for it's turn!

Archy said...

Priya, A_and_N, Poornima,
Ya, its healthy.. thank you !!

Pavithra,
Hey, is it.. do try it.. it gud an tasty..

Maya,
Hey, thank you for the original recipe :)!! Do try wid peanuts next time u make it !!

Archy said...

Mahimaa,
Hey, thank you.. It tastes and smells like nut.. can be used were any kind of nuts are used !! Do try, is gud :)!!

Preety,
Hey, do try makking this powder at home.. u will love it too !!

Hema,
Sure.. try an let me knw !! Ur husband will like this powder also !! Thank you for ur sweet words..

Archy said...

Shama,
Ok.. shall make craft wid paper.. Thank you for responding !!

Kitchen flavours,
Thanx..

Sia,
Hey,Thank you..
Make use of it Sia, its healhty and tasty :)!!

Uma said...

Yeah, I saw it Maya's place too! looks great Archy! Spicy and yummy!

AnuSriram said...

Wow.. thats very innovative! Have something for u in my blog.. Pls accept!

Sushma said...

It is a very innovative idea to make children eat something they often dont ;)
Chutney powder looks delicious, will prepare as soon as possible.

aquadaze said...

this is one very healthy podi archy!

Happy cook said...

Wow this is the most healthy podi i have seen.

SriLekha said...

wow! its really a healthy podi!

Usha said...

Archy this is such a brilliant idea, so healthy and delicious! I am definitely going to try this podi this weekend itself :-)

Madhumathi said...

I have never bought flax seeds..Im wondering how it tastes..
Looks good and sounds healthy,Archy..

Ramya Bala said...

this is such a healthy podi archy...looks yummy

Yasmeen said...

Awesome recipe!I must try this podi,I use flax meal everyday ,mostly in paratha dough and for baking breads etc.