Thursday, December 1, 2011

Flax-Seed Chutney

What a great way to have your daily source of omega-3, if you include a spoonful of chutney in your dinner!
Flax-seeds - back in India we call these 'Javas'. It's mostly made in winter for it's heat properties. Flax-seeds are also great source of dietary fiber.
It is a dry chutney. This is the quickest chutney I have ever made. Here is all you need-:

  • Organic sprouted ground flax-seed
  • Garlic cloves
  • Red chilly powder
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of sugar.
Chop the garlic in to 2- 3 pieces, and toss everything together into a blender. Grind until powdered. You can enjoy this chutney with any Indian bread. Works very well with any kind of parathas.

You can certainly use the whole flax-seeds and roast them before grinding them in the mixer. But I think using ground flax-seeds gives a nice texture to the chutney and it also saves the time of roasting the seeds.
If you use ground  seeds, the chutney hardly takes 2 minutes to get ready. I mean it. TWO minutes only! Try it yourself and let me know..:)


Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy and yummy

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Indulge said...

reminds me of my childhood days, when this was regular on the dining table,like salt and pepper and some dry chutney.. be it garlic or peanut or javas...
Love Ash.

janey10021 said...

Flax seeds and chia seeds are also great sources for Omega 3. The benefit of flax seed and the benefit of chia seeds are many. Both flax seed and chia seeds contain fiber, Omega-3 and lignans. This helps lower cholesterol and can also benefit people at risk for diabetes by regulating blood sugar by slowing down the body's absorption of sugar. Flax seed and chia seeds are also both great sources for antioxidants.

Manali said...

Thanks everyone for your comments and also many thanks for the helpful benefits of flax-seed and chia seeds.