Thursday, 6 October 2016

flax seeds recipe south indian style - alsi ki chutney powder - avise ginjalu podi

Flax seeds recipe south indian style also called Alsi ki chutney powder in hindi and Avise Ginjalu Podi or flax seeds karam podi in Telugu, it is a very healthy option of incorporating flaxseeds in your daily meal. A good source of dietary fibre and it is the only source of omega 3 fatty acids for vegetarians. These seeds are called as Agase in Kannada and Jawas in Marathi.

Flax seeds recipe south indian style

You can make many other Flax seeds recipes like laddoos just by grinding seeds similar to Ragi Laddoos and can make parathas by stuffing this flaxseeds spice powder.

You can also cook the plain powder in little water till thick and make flax seeds porridge. Also you can add this plain seeds powder in atta flour along with other flours such as ragi, jowar, bajra flours and make multigrain flour and roll rotis with this multigrain flour. You can make granola bars or granola laddoos using flaxseeds. You can roast the seeds and use them in muesli. In short you can make a seeds cocktail i.e. a mix of many varieties of seeds such as cashews, walnuts, almonds, melon seeds, black sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and also add flaxseeds to it chew and them directly.

Flax seeds health benefits:

Intake of these seeds either raw or in any form helps in weight loss and also increases hair growth. So it is better to include daily atleast 1 or 2 tsps of this flaxseeds powder in your meal or in any other recipe form in your diet to reduce weight and increase hair growth.

Taking high quantities of flax seeds may cause diarrhea and produces heat in the body so pregnant women are suggested to stay away from these flax seed recipes.

avise ginjalu podi


Ingredients for Alsi ki chutney powder - Avise ginjalu podi

1. Avise ginjalu (Flaxseeds) - 1 cup
2. Channa Dal (Bengal Gram) - 1/2 cup
3. Urad Dal (Black Gram) - 1/2 cup
4. Coriander Seeds - 2 tsps
5. Cumin Seeds - 2 tsps
6. Dry Red Chillies - 10
7. Tamarind - 1 small lemon sized ball
8. Sesame Seeds - 1/4 cup
9. Dry Coconut Powder - 1/4 cup
10. Curry Leaves - 2 to 3 sprigs
11. Hing (Asafoetida) - 1/4 tsp
12. Salt - To Taste
13. Oil - 1 n 1/2 tsps

Other powder recipes:

How to make Kasuri Methi powder at home 
How to make Thandai Powder 


How to make flax seeds recipes south indian style - Alsi chutney powder

1. Heat oil in a pan, add channa dal and fry on low flame till channa dal turns slightly brown in colour
2. Now add urad dal to it and fry till it becomes slightly brown

3. Now add coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fry
4. Also add dry red chillies, hing and tamarind and fry for 2 more minutes
5. Now transfer the whole contents into grinding jar and cool for 5 minutes

6. Meanwhile in the same pan add flaxseeds and fry, these seeds pop up while frying
7. Now add curry leaves and sesame seeds and fry till curry leaves shrink and sesame seeds too pop up

8. Switch off the flame and add dry coconut powder and mix nicely
9. Add this stuff to the dals in the grinding jar, add salt and grind to a coarse powder
10. Add oil as per the mentioned quantity only don't add too much, otherwise the powder becomes a paste and also it doesn't stay for much longer time
11. Cool the powder for 5 minutes, now transfer it to a jar and it stays fine for about a month
12. Yummy and delicious flax seeds recipe south indian style Chutney Powder is ready. You can serve this alsi chutney powder or avise ginjalu podi with idlis, dosa, chapathi and steamed rice also.

alsi ki chutney powder