Thursday, 19 July 2012

Flax Seeds Powder (Podi) | ಫ್ಲಾಕ್ಸ್ ಸೀಡ್ಸ್ ಪುಡಿ

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Sometime back, I was planning to buy Flax seeds just to experiment it in egg-less baking. But I couldn't find it in any shops nearby. So, we bought it from a shop in our native during last visit. For our surprise, it was available in so many shops there! Its popularly known as 'Agase Beeja' in Kannada. Flax seeds are a good source of Omega - 3 Fatty Acids. So, vegetarians can rely on Flax seeds to get Omega - 3 Fatty Acids, which is not available from vegetarian food. Also, I heard that Flax seeds help to control cholesterol levels in our body.
Due to its health benefits, we have started using flax seeds as a part of our daily food. Flax seeds, when roasted, will give a nice aroma. I tried adding salt and spice to the roasted flax seeds while preparing the powder. It tasted really good with rice. We also tried adding little curd to flax seeds powder which tasted very good with chapathi. 
Here is the recipe of Flax Seeds Powder which I prepared..


Preparation Time: 15 - 20 minutes
Yield: 1 1/4 cups

Ingredients:
Flax seeds - 3/4 cup
Dry red chillies 1 - 2 (adjust according to taste)
Garlic - 1 or 2 cloves
Salt to taste


Method:
Take a heavy bottom pan. Combine flax seeds, red chillies and garlic cloves and roast them on medium flame.
Keep mixing them occasionally. Roast them till you hear the crackling sound of flax seeds.
Once it gets cool down, add salt to taste and make a fine powder out of it.
Store this powder in an air tight container and use it as needed.
These days, its the routine at our home to have a spoonful of Flax Seeds Powder with a small portion of rice as a part of lunch as well as dinner. If you are a Roti fan, you can mix 1 tsp of Flax Seeds Powder with little curd and it tastes good with roti or chapathi.


22 comments:

  1. That looks so healthy and flavorful from the garlic..

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  2. take a tsp daily :) u can slowly see the results

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  3. Healthy podi!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. Healthy podi... Will have to try sometime

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  5. Very new to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Healthy and flavorful podi

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  7. I am a great fan of this awesome seed. I use them in most of my bakings.. But never thought of a indian style podi.. Will try this for sure.. Bookmarked!

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  8. Nice recipe. Looks wonderful and delicious.

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  9. Nice Podi. I guess it can be used as a side dish for dosa, idli or mixed with hot rice and oil too.

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  10. HI Vani, first time here...you have a lovely space. Flax seed pudi looks cool

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  11. Thanx for sharing this. My hubby's got cholesterol and I think I will definitely make this a "regular" at our household.
    Have a great weekend!
    Anuja

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  12. Wow..even I need to include flax seed in my diet. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  13. Hi It was nice to know.. Did you try initially to buy in Bangalore? You mentioned that you bought it in your native, which place is that? Also do you have a recipe for cake(eggless)with flax seeds powder? Thanks

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    1. Hi Swapna, thanks for dropping in. Yeah, I tried to buy in B'lore but couldn't get it in stores near to our house. Then I bought it in my native Sirsi.
      I am not able to post the cake recipe using flax seeds powder for the time being..I am busy with my newborn and try to share the recipe once I am back to my kitchen :)

      Cheers!
      Vani

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  14. Thanks for sharing.

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