Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Flax Seed Chutney Powder

Flax seed Chutney Powder is a very healthy recipe. Few months back I came to know that flax seeds (or alsi seed) has omega-3 fatty acid which is very essential for our body. So I was searching for a recipe so that I can use these seeds. While searching, I bumped into this recipe and liked it instantly. Hence thought of giving it a try. As assumed it turned out very good and hence made it couple of times later.

This recipe is very simple and can be made within 20- 25 minutes. Do give it a try and get the goodness of the flax seeds.

  • Chanadal/ Split Chickpeas- 1/2 cup
  • Urad dal/ Split black gram- 1/4 cup
  • Flax seed- 1/2 cup
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida (Hing)- A big fat pinch
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Dry Red Chilli (Byadgi variety)- 15
  • Dry coconut- 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind- A big lemon sized piece
  • Jaggery- 1 Tbsp
  • Salt- To taste
I just halved the above measurement as it lasts for a month for two of us.


The first three items under the 'ingredients' has to be dry roasted separately on a medium flame. 
First dry roast chanadal until it turns slight brown in color. Transfer it to a bowl. 
Now in the same pan repeat the procedure for urad dal. Transfer it to the same bowl. 
Now add the flax seed in the same pan and start frying it. When it starts to pop, close the pan with a lid for 10-20 seconds. Then transfer it to the same bowl.

Now in the same pan heat oil. Once hot add mustard seeds. Once it starts to splutter, add the asafoetida, curry leaves and whole dry red chillies. Once the red chillies gets fried (say foe 30 seconds to a minute), add the dry coconut, jaggery, tamarind and the roasted mixture (of urad dal, chana dal and flax seed). Mix well and turn off the heat. Allow it to cool.

Once it is cool enough, transfer the mixture to a dry mixer jar along with salt.

Grind it to get a powder. Flax seed Chutney Powder is ready.

Store it in an air tight container. Serve it with idli, dosa or rice.


  1. Thanq so much...bgt flax seeds nw n luked for the chutney pudi recipe...will prepare nw..

    1. Thats awesome Bhawanee..Let me know your feedback too :-)

  2. Hi Lakshmi,

    I want to try this recipe. I have flax seed powder . How much should I add ? Any idea ?

    1. I have not measured it. But you can add the same amount as whole flax seed. Make sure you roast the powder for a minute or two on low flame. Sorry for the delayed reply.

  3. Hi Lakshmi,

    I prepared it. Turned out well.. Thanks for sharing the recipe .

    1. Thats awesome Kavya. Glad it turned out well.Thanks for the feedback.

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