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

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

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.


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