Chutney powders are the perfect accompaniment to almost all South Indian breakfast dishes. It’s a life saver on those busy mornings, lazy mornings when you don’t have time/mood to prepare chutney. Flax seeds are basically tiny nutty-flavored seeds have innumerable health benefits, Regular consumption of flax seeds is good for heart, hair, skin, and aid in digestion… especially it is a super food for women suffering from hormonal imbalance after the age of 35 years, help in maintaining balanced hormonal levels. The easiest way in which you can incorporate flax seeds into your daily diet.
Flax seeds – 1 cup
Dry coconut (copra) – 1/2 cup grated
Fresh Curry leaves – 1/2 cup
Tamarind – less than a marble
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Jaggery – 1 tbs grated (adjust to your taste)
Salt to taste
Mustard – 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp powdered
Heat a frying pan, dry roast flax seeds in a medium flame until it begins to pop,
Fry until popping reduces, once done remove it to a plate.
Add a tsp of oil in the same pan add grated dry coconut and chilly powder, fry in a medium until hot, for few min, remove it and set aside
Add 1 tbs of oil in the same pan, fry curry leaves until crisp, once done remove the fried leaves from oil and set aside. Allow everything to cool to room temperature.
Once the fried ingredients become cooled completely at room temperature, transfer flax seeds to a mixer jar, blend it to a coarse powder, once done add all the other fried ingredients with salt, blend it to powder.
Add grated jaggery (optional) to adjust to your taste, mix properly.
For seasoning – heat 1/4 tsp of oil in a tadka pan, when it is hot sizzle mustard, add asafoetida, remove from the flame, add it to the prepared mixture, mix it properly.
Healthy Flax seeds chutney powder is ready. Store it in air tight containers and use when required with any breakfast dish.