Flax Seed Chutney Recipe
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.
- 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!
Nutritional Information of Flax Seed Chutney(Linseed Chutney)
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 3 g||1%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|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.|