We all know the health benefits of flaxseeds and I need not repeat it .It is one of the highest content of omege3 fatty acids after the fish.For vegetarian people, this seed comes as a boom.But too much of this nut give somewhat an unpleasant taste which will lead us to stop using this seed.So when using in any recipe be careful to use it in limit and remember that this seed shouldn't dominate other ingredients.
Every household has their own version of making this idli podi/ gun powder. I usually make idli podi with channa dal,urad dal,peanuts,red chilly,garlic,asafoetida and curry leaves. But when my last batch of it zeroing I had already decided to make my next batch with flaxseeds. So yesterday I gave a try and to my surprise it was tasty and doesn't taste weird with this seed.The other things i added from my regular making are chutney dal,tamarind,flaxseed,very little jeera and a pinch turmeric powder.
Lets see in detail how I made it.
Preparation time 5 mins
cooking time: 15 mins
Makes a big bottle.
- Flaxseeds- 1\2 cup
- channa dal-3\4 cup
- urad dal-1\2 cup
- peanuts-1\2 cup
- red chilly-15 to 20
- chutney dal/pottukadalai-1\3 cup
- tamarind-small berry size
- asafoetida- small berry size
- garlic pods- 6-8
- jeera-1\2 tsp
- turmeric powder-a pinch(optional)
- salt- to taste
- curry leaves
1.In a dry pan first add flaxseeds and roast till it sounds popping out. set aside.
3.In the same pan add in chutney dal,tamarind and asafoetida.roast for few seconds and switch off.
add turmeric powder and jeera and roast it in the heat that prevails there.
4.cool everything and grind in batches.
5.In a dry pan roast the salt for a while to remove any moisture and add to the ground powder.(by doing so the powder remains fresh for months.)Mix. well.
Cool completely and store.