Flax Seed Chutney Recipe

Updated on April 11, 2018
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Flax Seed Chutney (Linseed Chutney)

A Super Food Called Flax Seed (Linseed)

Flax seeds, sometimes called linseed, are tiny, brown, tan, or golden colored seeds. People consumed them for at least 6000 years, making them as one of the first cultivated superfoods.

Flax seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, protein, and dietary fiber. Benefits of these seeds include giving you clearer skin, helping improve digestion, helping for weight loss, lowering cholesterol, balancing hormones, and also, helping to fight cancer.

These seeds are aromatic and crunchy once roasted. Making flax seed chutney takes about 10 minutes. It is a simple and easy-to-follow recipe.

How to Make Flax Seed (Linseed) Chutney At-a-Glance:

Clean flax seeds. Roast them with some oil, red chilies, and curry leaves until the seeds are shiny, crispy, and light. Cool them.

Next, put them in a grinder. Add grated coconut, soaked tamarind, and salt. Grind, adding water to get a near-smooth chutney. This chutney is moderately spicy, aromatic, flavorful, and very delicious.

Serve it as a side dish with dosa, idli, flatbread, or steamed rice. Enjoy the taste! Reap the health benefits.

Now, let me share with you the detailed recipe.

5 stars for Flax Seeds Chutney(Linseed Chutney)

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 heaped cup coconut, grated or chopped
  • gooseberry-sized tamarind, soak in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 5-6 dry red chilies, broken, moderate hot variety
  • 1 tsp oil, I used coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • water as required

Some Information About Flax Seeds

While roasting flax seeds, be careful. They have a tendency to burst once hot.

You have to saute them over very low heat.

To avoid the bursting problem, you can partially cover the pan while roasting, to get the seeds inside the pan.

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Flax Seeds Chutney

  • Clean flax seeds. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in flax seeds. Saute them on a very low heat until they become shiny, crispy, and light.
  • Add curry leaves and broken red chilies. Saute for five seconds. Turn off the heat.
  • Add grated coconut. Mix once. Keep aside for cooling.
  • Once warm, transfer them to a mixer or blender. Add soaked tamarind and salt. Grind, adding water little by little to get a near-smooth sauce.
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl. Adjust the consistency by adding water. This chutney should be moderately thick.
  • Flax seed chutney is spicy, aromatic, flavorful, and very delicious. Serve it as a side dish with dosa, idli, flatbread, or steamed rice.
  • Enjoy the taste and reap the health benefits!

Flax seeds
Flax seeds
Step one: Clean flax seeds. Saute them with some oil until they are shiny, crispy, and light.
Step one: Clean flax seeds. Saute them with some oil until they are shiny, crispy, and light.
Step two: Throw in curry leaves and broken dry red chilies. Saute for 10 seconds. Turn off the heat.
Step two: Throw in curry leaves and broken dry red chilies. Saute for 10 seconds. Turn off the heat.
Step three: Add grated coconut. Mix well. Keep aside for cooling.
Step three: Add grated coconut. Mix well. Keep aside for cooling.
Step four: Transfer them to a mixer or blender. Add soaked tamarind and salt. Grind, adding water little by little to get a near-smooth sauce.
Step four: Transfer them to a mixer or blender. Add soaked tamarind and salt. Grind, adding water little by little to get a near-smooth sauce.
Transfer it to a serving bowl.
Transfer it to a serving bowl.
Flax seed chutney is ready! Serve it as a side dish with dosa, idli, flat bread, or steamed rice. Enjoy the taste and reap the health benefits!
Flax seed chutney is ready! Serve it as a side dish with dosa, idli, flat bread, or steamed rice. Enjoy the taste and reap the health benefits!
This chutney is moderately spicy, aromatic, flavorful, and delicious.
This chutney is moderately spicy, aromatic, flavorful, and delicious.

Nutritional Information of Flax Seed Chutney(Linseed Chutney)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 67
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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