03 September 2014


Flaxseed has high amount of Omega 3 fatty acid content which is 33 times higher than avbl on wheat germ. Consumption of ground flax seed meal in day to day food helps in slimming faster. Flaxseed also helps in lowering total blood cholesterol and LDL which helps reducing the risk of heart disease.

It's been couple of years i started including ground flaxseed in my everyday diet like a tsp to morning cereal breakfast, buttermilk, baked goodies n salads. But first time tried my hands on wit tis everyday necessity idli podi to my usual style idli podi added the roasted flax seeds which gave a wonderful flavor to the podi.

What you need:
Flax Meal - 1/4 cup
Uradh Dhal - 1/2 cup 
Channa Dhal - 1/4 cup
White Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 1 Handfull
Rock Salt - as reqd
Ginegelly Oil - 1/4 tsp

How to make:
Heat oil in a kadai and roast chillies until they turn crispy and set aside. Roast uradh dhal until lite brown and remove it, and then roast channa dhal until crispy and set aside at last add sesame seeds once they start spluttering remove and keep aside. Switch off the heat and roast asafoetida, rock salt and remove and set aside.

Cool it not completely add all of them in a mixie jar and grind until it reaches your desired consistency cool it and store in air tight container and enjoy with daily breakfasts with a gen drizzle of gingelly oil.


  1. Even I find ways to include flax seeds in the diet every possible ways...never thought of podi...!! Its a great idea and click is too good!!! Waiting to make podi with flax seeds soon!!!

  2. My favourite idly podi, beautiful capture.