Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Flax Seeds Chutney Powder

Flax Seeds Chutney Powder - Dr. Shankari Shenoy

1/2 cup flax seeds, dry red chillies (8-10), curry leaves (1 fist), coriander leaves (chopped 1/4 bunch), garlic flakes (6-8), jeera seeds(1 tsp).

Dry roast flax seeds and dry red chillies seperately. Cool and powder in mixie along with salt to taste (preferable rock salt). Keep aside. In the same jar add garlic,curry leaves, coriander leaves and jeera. Powder it. Now mix with hand both powders well. Once again place in mixie and run so as it get mixed well. Serve with chappathi along with curd.
This is north karnataka dish. There are two types golden yellow and brown.
Flax seeds should not be consumed in whole form. It has to be powdered and can be added to curry, cookies and muffins.
Flax seeds has various health benefits like it helps to lower cholesterol and blood sugar level,due to laxative action it is good for constipation. Helps peri and menopausal women, helps weight management, reduces bone loss,increases immunity. It is high in omega 3 fatty acids hence good for heart.

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