- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan
(Flax Seed Chutney, Chutney With Flax Seeds)
Flax seed - the shiny, nutty seeds that have an earthy aroma is the new super food of the world today. I chanced upon this when I read the nutritionist Rujuta Diwekars book. Back then, I knew nothing about this super food. Then my research on flax seeds began.
Flax seeds are enriched with some of the essential and basic nutrients required by our body. Although it contains many components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to 3 of them: Omega 3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber. Omega 3 essential fatty acids are nothing but the good fats which are very important for a healthy heart. They lower the blood pressure and also regulate the irregular heartbeats in our system. In addition it also helps in maintaining our cholesterol levels. The lignans in flaxseed help protect against cancer and improve the blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes people. They are good source of fiber, aid in digestion, prevent constipation and facilitate weight loss. Flaxseeds are great for women’s health. They help women with irregular periods and also with extreme symptoms of PMS. They also control heavy bleeding during menstruation and improve uterine function. Its advised that pregnant and lactating women should not eat flax seeds.
Many nutritionist advice that it’s better to consume ground flax seed than the raw ones, which might go undigested and get flushed out. Though the ground flax seed powder can be added in milk shakes, smoothies, salads etc, what can be more appetizing than chutney. That triggered me to try the flax seed chutney which can be eaten along with Idlis, dosas, rotis and even a sandwich spread.
Please try this nutty chutney and bestow your family with all its health properties.
Recipe For Flax seed Chutney
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
- Flax seeds (Roasted) - 5 tbsp
- Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
- Dry Red chili - 1
- Tamarind - a small piece
- Salt - to taste
- Sugar - 1/2 tsp (optional)
- Dry roast the flax seeds on a low flame. Keep a cover handy since it splatters a lot.
- At the end add tamarind, dry red chili and grated coconut. Mix everything and switch off.
- After it cools, grind everything together coarsely with required salt (and sugar if preferred). Add minimum water for grinding.
- Flax seed chutney is ready for serving.
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