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Flax Seeds Podi Recipe – Flax Seed Chutney Powder Recipe

Flax Seeds Podi Recipe or Flax Seed Chutney Powder to serve with idli, dosa or mixed with rice.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 cup


  • Flax seeds – ½ cup
  • Peanuts – ¼ cup
  • Urad dal – ¼ cup
  • Roasted Gram Dal or Pottukadalai - 1/4 cup
  • Whole dry red chilies- 12 to 15
  • Sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic - 5 pods (optional)
  • Tamarind - gooseberry size
  • Rock or Crystal Salt - to taste


  • Heat a pan and roast flax seeds over low flame. When they begin to pop, transfer them to a plate.
  • Dry roast urad dal till it becomes golden brown over low flame. Transfer to a plate.
  • Dry roast peanuts over low flame till you get the aroma. Transfer to the plate. You can remove the skin if you want. But I do not bother.
  • Dry roast sesame seeds till they pop and transfer to the same plate to cool down.
  • Dry roast whole dry red chilies for 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • In the same pan when it is still warm, add tamarind, garlic (if using) and roast for a minute.
  • Take dry red chilies, tamarind, salt in a mixie jar and grind to a coarse powder.
  • Add the rest of the dry roasted ingredients and grind to a coarse powder.
  • Flax seeds podi is ready.
  • Enjoy with idli, dosa or mixed with rice.